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Count sheds light on homelessness

From left, homeless veteran Nicholas C. answers survey questions from volunteer Shirley Smith and Tammy Alger, a rapid rehousing case manager at the New London Homeless Hospitality Center, during the annual homeless count on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at an encampment at Bates Woods in Waterford. United Way of Southeastern Connecticut coordinated the unsheltered count that is part of a national program to learn more about homelessness in communities. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

About 55 community volunteers from the region searched in the woods, in parking lots and in and behind abandoned buildings to assist in a count of homeless people, both in shelter and unsheltered, Tuesday night.

Tribes, state congressional delegation differ on labor-law amendment

Connecticut’s congressional delegation and the state’s casino-owning Indian tribes — factions frequently allied with one another — are on opposite sides of a bill that would exempt tribes from federal labor law.

North Stonington to hold town meeting, vote on school building project

The town will hold a town meeting next week where residents will vote on whether to proceed with the school building project, which was expected to break ground in February.

Groton receives clean audit for the 2017 fiscal year

Groton received a "clean" audit on Tuesday, meaning the town fairly and accurately presented its financial books for the 2017 fiscal year, and money provided to the town through state and federal grants was appropriately spent.

A walk across campus on a rainy day

Students walk across campus in the rain at Connecticut College Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Students returned this week from their semester break. Today's torrential rains will give way to partial sunny weather with more seasonable temperatures the rest of the week.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Students walk across campus in the rain at Connecticut College Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Students returned this week from their semester break. Today's torrential rains will give way to partial sunny weather with more seasonable temperatures the...

Class time at the Lyme Art Association

Students Rebecca Stracuzzi, left, of East Lyme, Edith Thouin, second from left, of Netherlands and Terry Eddy, right, of East Lyme watch closely while instructor Robert Noreika demonstrates a painting technique during his Fearless and Fluid Watercolor or Acrylic class at the Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Students Rebecca Stracuzzi, left, of East Lyme, Edith Thouin, second from left, of Netherlands and Terry Eddy, right, of East Lyme watch closely while instructor Robert Noreika demonstrates a painting technique during his Fearless and Fluid...

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Seaport tends floating monument to WWII heroism

Gerda III, on display at Mystic Seaport, is credited with rescuing 300 Jews from Nazi-occupied...

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Massachusetts man to serve 6 months for deadly 2014 Waterford crash

A family portrait of, from left, Sanaa Reynolds; Dacari Robinson; their mother, Baughnita Leary, and Leary's fiance, Darin Robinson Jr.  Leary was the only one to survive when a truck driver failed to stop for traffic and slammed into the back of a Nissan Sentra on Oct. 12, 2014, in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Waterford. (Courtesy of Baughnita Leary)

Gerard Dube, a 62-year-old family man with no previous criminal record, was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash, and there was no evidence that he was using a cellphone or fiddling with his radio when the 2014 crash...

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Foxwoods hosts active shooter drill

The Mashantucket Police Department hosted an active shooter exercise at Foxwoods on Monday, bringing together police officers from across the region.

Broken down car trips up traffic on Gold Star Bridge

A car that broke down in an inopportune spot tripped up traffic on the southbound side of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge Tuesday afternoon, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Longtime bookkeeper at Norwich real estate firm charged with stealing more than $71,000

A longtime employee for a local real estate firm was arrested for first-degree larceny Monday following an investigation into alleged financial misappropriations over several years, police said.

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Philanthropists donate $100 million to 2 Boston hospitals

A telecommunications executive and his wife have given gifts worth a combined $100 million to two Boston hospitals to support innovation and patient care

Connecticut theater director accused of sexual misconduct

A Connecticut theater's artistic director is on administrative leave due to allegations of sexual misconduct