Most local school districts see drop in performance rates

Most school districts in southeastern Connecticut saw declines in overall performance between 2015-16 and 2016-17, per a 12-factor system from the Connecticut State Department of Education.

Proposed cuts to bus districts, Shore Line East create concern

Jennifer Lortie, left, a Canterbury resident who has cerebral palsy, talks with fellow passenger Mike Gleason of Taftville as they ride the Route 9 Southeast Area Transit District bus on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.

Residents, local officials, transit districts, and drivers unions, raise concerns about the impact of possible service reductions to public transportation that could go into effect July 1.

Is the bright new marquee at this movie theater too much for Madison?

Arnold Gorlick, owner of the Madison Arts Cinemas, has caused a stir with installation of and LED marquee outside the theater, in Madison, seen Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.  (Tim Martin/The Day)

A new LED marquee atop Madison Arts Cinemas, the two-screen, Boston Post Road theater that attracts film buffs from New Haven to New London and beyond, has caused a stir.

UPDATE: Man taken to hospital after stabbing at New London apartment complex

Police work the scene of a reported stabbing in the parking area of the Thames River Apartments on Crystal Avenue in New London on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A man was stabbed in the parking lot of Thames River Apartments on Saturday evening, according to police.

Police find missing child, take her back to L+M Hospital

A 3-year-old girl whose mother is accused of taking her from Lawrence + Memorial Hospital on Wednesday has been found, police said Saturday.

Child hospitalized after Jeep hits stroller in New London parking lot

New London police investigate an incident in which a vehicle struck a stroller, which had a child inside, in the parking lot of the New London Shopping Center on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Crews took a child to the hospital Friday after a Jeep Grand Cherokee crashed into a stroller in the parking lot of The Cake Lady Café.

Ledyard man charged with DUI after causing crash near home

Police on Thursday charged a man with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after he allegedly backed out of his driveway and into another vehicle.

Wrecks tie up traffic on both sides of I-395 in Montville

Crews on Friday handled two wrecks on Interstate 395 near Exit 9 — one on the south side of the highway, the other on the north.

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Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound commander temporarily relieved of duty

Capt. Andrew Tucci was temporarily removed from his command of Sector Long Island Sound in New Haven on Monday, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release.

Vets receiving help with legal issues have improved mental health, less homelessness

Veterans receiving care at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center who also accessed legal help for civil issues they were facing experienced improvements in mental health and fewer days of homelessness, according to a recent study of...

Submarine Learning Center honored for training excellence

Groton — The Submarine Learning Center was honored on Feb. 6 with six 2017 Training Excellence Awards  from the Naval Education and Training Command. The annual awards spotlight the continuity of quality and intensity...

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Senators call for $1B for flu vaccine development

A group of U.S senators is calling for a $1 billion federal government investment for the development of a universal flu vaccine

Storm expected to bring as much as 8 inches of snow

A winter storm could bring as much as 8 inches of snow to southern New England and less to northern states

Conference aims to boost support for domestic violence victims

The goal of the gathering, which was a response to the recent resignations of two White House staffers over domestic violence allegations, was to highlight how employers can support victims of domestic violence.