No longer a simple question: Where are you going to high school?

Gary Etienne, right, laughs as he talks to Devon O'Keefe, an instructional leader in Ledyard High School's agri-science program, as Etienne's daughter, Elizabeth, an eighth-grader at Kelly Middle School, looks on during High School Night on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the school in Norwich.  The event offered an opportunity for middle school students in the region to learn more information about high school choices.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

What used to be a fairly basic choice of your town’s regular high school, a nearby technical school or the closest parochial high school has expanded for students in many towns to include a myriad of magnet schools, multiple state-run...

Curls Gone Wild: Group celebrates natural hair

Professional makeup artist Alisha Moten of West Haven works on model Brittany Walls of Milford during a class with makeup tips for women of color during the Curls Gone Wild Gala on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in New London. The event celebrated natural beauty with a series of workshops, demos and products.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Janelle Posey-Green wants to erase the stigma of so-called good hair versus bad hair and in the process improve the self-esteem of those who have struggled with their identity simply because society’s standards of beauty.

10 Norwich students receive superintendent's awards

The 10 students who made their way to the Kelly Middle School Auditorium earlier this week are the type of kids who pick up spilled crayons so no one will trip, take out the garbage at home, make sure timid kindergarteners feel comfortable, and...

Two arrested on heroin charges in Groton

Members of the Regional Community Enhancement Task Force and Groton Police Department on Thursday arrested two 26-year-old Groton residents on heroin charges, police said in a news release on Friday.

New London police union to collect turkeys, food, cash Saturday

Members of the city police union on Saturday will be stationed outside the North Frontage Road ShopRite to collect turkeys and nonperishable food items for the Gemma E. Moran/United Way Labor Food Center.

Police: More than 125 underage patrons were in New London bar

A spot check of bars and cafes across the city Thursday night spelled bad news for Octane, as police and state liquor control personnel documented more than 125 underage persons in the establishment, according to a news release.

Norwich police seek teen missing since Nov. 8

Police Thursday evening said they're searching for a 17-year-old who was last seen Nov. 8.

Police: Mystic man was 'driving on rims' during police chase

A pursuit that led officers through various parts of town Wednesday night ended when the driver struck a police cruiser and spun out, according to police.

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9 injured in fire atop 6-story NYC apartment building

A firefighter consoles a person wrapped in a blanket at the scene of a fire at an apartment building in New York City's Harlem neighborhood, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP photo/Mary Altaffer)

Large fire on top floors of 6-story apartment building results in 9 minor injuries

'Murder mobile' killer of 7 in Connecticut sentenced to life in prison

This Sept. 18, 2015, file booking photo provided by the New Britain Police Department shows William Devin Howell, who killed seven people in Connecticut in 2003. Howell pleaded guilty to six murder charges in September and is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. He’s also serving a 15-year prison sentence for manslaughter in the seventh victim’s death. (New Britain Police Department via AP, File)

An East Coast drifter who killed seven people in Connecticut in 2003 has been sentenced to life in prison

Christopher Columbus called 'terrorist" at NYC hearing on monuments

New York City residents have been sharing their thoughts with a commission that's evaluating statutes and monuments to ensure there are no "symbols of hate" on public property