Green and Growing: Deer, landscape plants and the winter ahead

Will the winter of 2017-2018 create more “pruning” jobs like these? (Kathy Connolly/Special to The Times)

While there are fewer deer overall, the feeding pressure on suburban landscape plants remains.

Less than two weeks left in sign-up period for insurance with Access Health CT

Nearly 15,000 new customers have signed up with Access Health CT, according to statistics from the marketplace's website.

Waterford’s former Poor Richard’s restaurant razed

Workers with LaFata and Son Excavating tear down the former Poor Richard's restaurant building on Boston Post Rd. in Waterford Monday, December 11, 2017.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The building that housed Waterford's former Poor Richard's restaurant was demolished Monday to make way for a new office building.

Norwich police seek missing 54-year-old

City police are seeking a 54-year-old man who they said went missing Saturday.

Police make arrest in fatal New London stabbing

Two New London Police officers guard the front of the building as the Connecticut State Police Major Crime squad conducts their investigation at 39 Tilley St. in New London Monday, December 11, 2017. New London Police have arrested Patrick McInerney, of Apt. 6 at that address, in the stabbing death of a man Sunday night. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Police within a few hours of the crime arrested a man who allegedly fatally stabbed another man on Tilley Street Sunday night.

Man stabbed to death in New London found on second floor

Even as New London police were investigating a shooting death on Orchard Street Saturday afternoon, they reported a man was stabbed to death on Tilley Street Sunday night.

New London police investigate fatal shooting

Medical personnel enter the scene briefly then turn around and leave as New London Police and New London firefighters look on atnthe scene of a fatal shooting at 4 Orchard Street in New London, Saturday, December 9, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Call from Orchard Street came in shortly after 3 p.m.

Ledyard police searching for missing 17-year-old

Police have issued a Silver Alert for Analise Rolan, a 17-year-old described as a white female with brown hair and brown eyes, weighing 160 pounds and standing 5 feet 6 inches tall.

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APNewsBreak: Transgender people can enlist in military Jan 1

APNewsBreak: The Pentagon says that transgender individuals will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, bowing to growing legal pressure despite staunch opposition from President Donald Trump.

Air Force vet who was part of 1966 nuclear cleanup seeks class action lawsuit

A motion for a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of U.S. airmen who allege they suffer from health issues as a result of cleaning up one of the biggest nuclear accidents in history.

In Connecticut, giving vets with 'bad paper' a fair chance in hiring

A new initiative in Connecticut seeks to address discrimination by employers against veterans with other-than-honorable discharges.

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FBI helps Massachusetts university investigate series of racist notes

A Massachusetts university has asked the FBI to help investigate a series of racist notes left on campus

Hartford council authorizes mayor to seek state oversight

Hartford's city council has approved a proposal to apply for state oversight in exchange for tens of millions of dollars needed to help the city balance its budget

Charge dropped for 'It's OK To Be White' commentator

Lucian Wintrich, left, White House correspondent for the right-wing blog Gateway Pundit, leaves Rockville Superior Court with his attorney Norman Pattis, right, in Vernon, Conn., Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Charges of breach of peace against Wintrich were dropped stemming from a Nov 28 incident at the University of Connecticut at which Wintrich delivered a speech titled

Prosecutors drop breach of peace charge filed against conservative commentator over confrontation he had with protesters as he prepared to give speech titled 'It's OK To Be White'