Anita Hill sees dawn of ‘new day’ in fight against sexual harassment

Anita Hill speaks at the Anita Hill and Fatima Goss Graves Discussion on Harassment at United Talent Agency on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

Twenty-six years later, Anita Hill admits to being impatient. But she sounded anything but discouraged Thursday in delivering a talk on sexual harassment at the University of Connecticut’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.

Groton a step closer to creating sub sail memorial

The USS Groton Sail Foundation cleared one more hurdle this week toward creating a future memorial for the sail of the town's namesake nuclear attack submarine.

Lyme-Old Lyme school district considering solar panels for next year

The Lyme-Old Lyme school district is working to negotiate an agreement with Greenskies Renewable Energy to install solar panels on all of the district's five buildings by the start of the next school year.

New London woman faces drug, gun possession charges

Police on Thursday arrested a Jefferson Avenue resident on drug and gun charges after searching her home and finding crack cocaine packaged for street-level sales.

Police: Salem attorney embezzled hundreds of thousands from clients

A Salem attorney and former town Probate Court judge was arrested by two agencies on Thursday and charged with embezzling more than $430,000 from clients.

Police ID victim of downtown Norwich stabbing

Police have identified the man who was seriously injured Sunday in a downtown Norwich stabbing.

Police: Teen threatened resident with knife in Montville home invasion

State police on Tuesday arrested a 17-year-old who allegedly invaded a Pequot Road apartment Sunday, threatened its occupant with a knife and stole $15.

Noontime crash slows traffic on Gold Star Bridge

A two-car crash temporarily closed two lanes of the southbound side of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge Wednesday morning.

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Sailor's suicide attempt prompted complex, 'heroic' response

When a petty officer on the USS North Dakota attempted suicide, his shipmates pulled together to keep him alive. The incident prompted a complex response that spanned seven hours.

It takes two to break ice in the Connecticut River

View of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bollard from the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Hawser as the two tugs work together breaking ice on the Connecticut River on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

After calling off its icebreaking operation in the Connecticut River earlier in the week, the Coast Guard brought in two cutters to break up massive chunks of ice that prompted emergency conditions in at least one town.

Nautilus, Submarine Force Museum get new boss

Lt. Cmdr. Bradley Boyd salutes as he exits the change of charge ceremony relieving Lt. Cmdr. Reginald Preston as the officer-in-charge of the Historic ship Nautilus (SSN 571) and director of the Submarine Force Museum. The ceremony took place in the museum in Groton on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Lt. Cmdr. Bradley Boyd is now in charge of the first nuclear-powered submarine and director of the Submarine Force Museum in Groton.

STATE/NORTHEAST

Housing benefits extension in limbo for Puerto Rican families

Connecticut's governor and two U.S. Senators want the federal government to reverse its decision to end temporary housing benefits to 36 Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane Maria

Shutdown impact on CT would depend on how long it lasts

The impact of a government shutdown on Connecticut would depend on how long lawmakers fight over the budget.

Fiscal commission hopeful lawmakers will heed their ideas

Leaders of a new commission of mostly business executives are optimistic Connecticut lawmakers will head their recommendations

NATION/WORLD

Puerto Rico finances under scrutiny amid 11-year recession

Top financial officials in Puerto Rico are offering a peek into why the U.S. territory is mired in an 11-year recession as a federal control board demands more transparency and information about the island's finances