Mystic Aquarium researcher working to breed tropical fish in a lab

Mystic Aquarium researcher Vince Vacco measures a royal gramma (gramma loreto) tropical fish at the Marine Science Magnet High School in Groton on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The royal gramma aquaculture program is a joint effort between Mystic Aquarium researcher Paul Anderson and the magnet high school to explore the viability of breeding the popular saltwater aquarium fish. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Most of the saltwater fish caught in the wild die before they get to dentist offices or living rooms. A Mystic Aquarium researcher is working to shorten that journey and bring down the mortality rate by figuring out how to breed them in captivity.

Students, volunteers bomb New London with scarves

LaShaya LaPointe, an eighth-grader at the STEM Magnet Middle School, hangs scarves in Bartlett Park during the fourth annual New London Scarf Bomb on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Students and volunteers spread warmth and cheer through New London this weekend in the fourth annual Scarf Bomb.

College grads - November 2017

College graduates from around the region.

Two dead, one seriously injured after boat overturns in Mumford Cove

One man remains in serious condition at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital after the three hunters' boat capsized Saturday morning.

Car, foot chase leads to drug arrest in New London

New London police on Friday charged a man with a range of vehicle and drug charges after a brief pursuit.

Norwich police arrest sex offender for fifth alleged registry violation in 7 years

Norwich police arrested a registered sex offender Friday, charging him with his fifth registry violation in seven years.

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.

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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

Congestion pricing: Driving in Manhattan could cost $11.52

In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, traffic crosses the Williamsburg Bridge in New York from Brooklyn into Manhattan. Motorists would have to shell out $11.52 to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan under a new proposal commissioned by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ease traffic congestion and raise vital funds for mass transit. Trucks would pay even more, $25.34, while taxi cabs, Uber rides and for-hire vehicles would be charged between $2 and $5 per ride. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Driving a car into the busiest parts of Manhattan could cost $11.52 under a proposal prepared for New York's governor

St. Paul's School says lawsuit settled in sex assault case

In this Tuesday Aug. 18, 2015, file photo, St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie looks around the courtroom at the start of his trial. Labrie was convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old freshman girl as part of a game of sexual conquest. The prep school announced Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, it had settled a lawsuit filed by the parents of the student who accused Labrie of sexually assaulting their daughter in 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

St. Paul's School settles lawsuit accusing it of failing to protect girl sexually assaulted in conquest ritual

Ex-Rhode Island lawmaker pleads not guilty to breaking into a home naked

A former high-ranking Republican lawmaker in Rhode Island has pleaded not guilty to breaking into a neighbor's home while naked