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Reichard takes reins as NL police chief

New London police chief candidate Peter Reichard answers a question during a public interview on Nov. 9, 2017, at Science and Technology Magnet High School in New London. City officials announced Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, that Reichard has been selected for the job. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Peter Reichard, a former assistant chief from the New Haven Police Department who was hired as New London’s deputy police chief in 2012, is officially the city’s top cop.

Yale, Mohegans agree on transfer of artifacts

Yale University and Mohegan tribal officials signed an agreement Friday that calls for Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History to transfer hundreds of Mohegan artifacts to the tribe’s Tantaquidgeon Museum in Uncasville.

Groton Human Services distributes 410 Thanksgiving food baskets

Fitch High School students, with the school's Future Business Leaders of America chapter, from left, James Lowney, 18, Casey Flax, 16, and Nikiah Perry, 15, help staff and volunteers at Groton Human Services distribute food baskets to clients Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Volunteers distributed 410 Thanksgiving food baskets on Friday at Groton Human Services, where people filled the office lobby.

Million dollar question: Electronic bingo or slot machines?

To a gambler, the e-bingo machines look and function much like the 4,100 video slot machines at Foxwoods. But the tribe and the gaming industry, generally, view them as video extensions of the old-fashioned game of bingo — exempt from a...

Groton school pilots engineering curriculum for kindergarten

Kindergarteners Amanda Cedeno, left, and Idelisa Gonzalez try to pick up objects from water during an Engineering is Elementary lesson at Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. (Erica Moser/The Day)

Amanda Cedeno picks up a curious-looking device — a large popsicle stick taped to a large clothespin that is clipped to a curved sheet of foam.

National Adoption Day celebrated in Waterford, state's other juvenile courts

Joeleis Candelario, right, 17, thows a game peg at brother Ezekiel Delgado, 8, after he reveals he cheated as their grandmother Maria Garcia looks on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at their home in Preston. The siblings, who have been living with their grandmother since their mother's death in 2015, officially were adopted by her Friday.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

"What's going to happen if I don't do this? Where are they going to go?" said Maria Garcia, of Preston, who adopted two of her grandchildren Friday as part of National Adoption Day.

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In Sprague, a town crew works on selectman's property

A political opponent of Sprague First Selectman Cathy Osten produces a video of a town crew working...

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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.

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Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Career robber to serve another 7-year stint

A 47-year-old man with a lengthy criminal history was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday in New London Superior Court for robbing the Chelsea Groton Bank on Montauk Avenue in New London on Jan. 19.

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.

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Massachusetts university increases security following reports of racism

A Massachusetts university will install cameras and step up security following a series of racist incidents on campus

R.I. councilman: College students are throwing bottles at police

A Providence councilman says college students have been throwing glass bottles at police officers and he wants the city and the state to take action