Former Mashantucket chairman returns to limelight

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Out of the public eye for more than a decade, Richard "Skip" Hayward, the former Mashantucket Pequot chairman, re-entered the picture Saturday night at an event at Foxwoods Resort Casino, the house he built or at the very least envisioned.

New London resident to defend her landscaping at blight hearing

The yard at 286 Montauk Ave. in New London is seen this past week. Resident Maggie Redfern is appealing a citation by the city's blight ordinance officer, who ordered her to trim the overgrowth in the yard. Redfern argues that the yard is a carefully maintained ecological landscape.  (Greg Smith/The Day)

A local woman with a background in landscape preservation is challenging the city’s property maintenance code, arguing that the “overgrowth” in her yard is not blight but rather a well-planned project to create an ecological...

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week of Aug. 20, 2017.

Police: Woman crashed car into North Stonington liquor store

Damage sustained to Stateline Discount Liquors in North Stonington is seen in this composite image after a vehicle crashed into the building early Saturday evening, Aug. 19, 2017. (Photos courtesy of store manager Brett Marggraff)

Police said a woman was in custody after she crashed a vehicle into Stateline Discount Liquors, 270 Clarks Fall Road, early Saturday evening.

Police: Fugitive arrested in Groton

A man charged with assault in Louisiana was arrested in Groton Friday morning.

Norwich man charged with traveling 111 mph

A 25-year-old Norwich man was arrested in Rhode Island early Friday after state troopers said they spotted a car traveling north on Interstate 95 at a recorded speed of 111 mph.

New London man charged with murder of tribal cousin

A 30-year-old New London man, accused of fatally shooting his cousin Ralph Sebastian Sidberry on April 12 in North Stonington, was arrested in Waynesville, Mo., last month and is being held as a fugitive from justice.

Vehicle stolen in New London found in New York State

A woman suffered minor injuries Wednesday when a man drove away her truck while she was loading furniture into it, dragging her for a short distance. City police said the vehicle was recovered in Westchester County, N.Y., later in the day.

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Fresh from Australia, Courtney sees opportunities for CT defense industry

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, sees business opportunities for Connecticut's defense industry in what might seem like an unlikely place: Australia.

Family, friends remember Mystic sailor killed in crash

Elizabeth Kingsland, center, is seen with her parents, Stephen and Barbara Kingsland, in this undated photo. The 31-year-old Mystic native and Navy petty officer was killed in a car crash on Aug. 1, 2017, on I-95 south in Hopkinton, R.I. (Courtesy of the Kingsland family)

At the time of her death, Beth Kingsland was serving as a petty officer first class in the Navy. Assigned to Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., she worked for the NSA as a linguist and cryptographer, having qualified in 15 languages, including numerous...

As plans progress, Easterseals seeks donations for $1.8M veterans center

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Tuesday received an update on the Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut's plans to build a $1.8 million veterans service center within its existing Norwich facility.

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More delays for low-flying Guard fighters over western Maine

In this December 2001 file photograph, an F-16 takes off with afterburners glowing loaded with live Sidewinder missiles from the Air National Guard base in South Burlington, Vt.  A National Guard proposal to expand airspace for fighter jet training flights low over the mountains of western Maine has dragged on for so long that many of the aircraft could be retired around the time the process is completed.  (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

A National Guard proposal to expand airspace for fighter jet training low over Maine has dragged on for so long that many of the aircraft currently used for training could be retired by the time the plans are completed

Norwich, Gales Ferry protesters among thousands on Boston Common in response to 'free speech' rally

As Linda Theodoru marched down Tremont Street near the Boston Common Saturday morning, she watched her daughter hop with ease over a concrete barrier to join the counterprotestors filling the other side of the road.

Police: Crews find bodies of 2 missing fishermen

Authorities in Connecticut say rescuers have recovered the bodies of two fishermen who went missing on Long Island Sound

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Mother of slain protester says she won't talk to Trump

The mother of a woman who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, says she won't talk to President Donald Trump because of comments he made after her daughter's death