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Urgo aims for communication and lightened tax burden in North Stonington

Mike Urgo, the newly elected first selectman of North Stonington, takes notes in his office on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at Old Town Hall. He assumed office on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2017. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

New First Selectman Mike Urgo hopes to better communication, attract businesses and soften the tax burden in North Stonington during a time of transition for the rural community.

Warming recognition

U.S. Air Force veteran Staff Sgt. Tina Vigue-Adair, left, of Alexandria, Va., receives a Quilt of Valor from volunteer Chris Friese of North Franklin, representing the Quilts of Valor organization, at the Ledyard home of Adair's parents, Cindy and Dana Vigue, on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Adair served a total of 10 years in the Air Force, which included service during Desert Storm. The Stitch Chicks Quilts of Valor group based in Franklin has completed and awarded more than 145 quilts to veterans in 2017 so far. (Tim Martin/The Day)

U.S. Air Force veteran Staff Sgt. Tina Vigue-Adair of Alexandria, Va., receives a Quilt of Valor from volunteer Chris Friese of North Franklin, representing the Quilts of Valor organization, at the Ledyard home of Adair's parents, Cindy and Dana...

Hearing on shellfish farm proposal postponed

A local shellfish farmer and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreed to postpone by 60 days a public hearing on the farmer's proposal to grow juvenile shellfish in 6 acres of the Niantic River.

A Black Friday tradition focuses on the necessities

Volunteers with the Knights of Columbus distribute winter coats to children Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at their hall on S. 2nd Avenue in Taftville. Seven Knights of Columbus lodges in Connecticut, including Taftville and New London, participated in the nationwide initiative.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Several thousand coats were donated to kids across the state as part of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council of Connecticut's annual giveaway.

NPU crews continue work in Virgin Islands to restore power

NPU Assistant General Chris LaRose and three linemen worked on St. Thomas from Oct. 15 to 29. They were the first in a relay race of NPU mutual aid assistance to the U.S. Virgin Islands under the supervision of the Northeast Public Power Association.

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Fireman Passero, New London's cat-rescue mayor

After some intervention, the city rescues a cat from a tree, despite a policy against it.

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Former New London police secretary under scrutiny amid city payouts

Newly released documents show a former police secretary was under internal investigation when she filed two claims in 2015 that have cost the city more than $270,000 to date.

Police logs - Nov. 25, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

State police stepping up patrols this weekend

Troopers are focused on cracking down on drunken driving and aggressive drivers.

Fatal accident in Old Lyme under investigation

State police are investigating a car crash in Old Lyme in which a pedestrian later died from his injuries.

Update: Missing teen found in Groton

Alicha Ruiz, a 15-year-old who was reported missing from Groton, was found at a friend's house in Groton Friday morning.

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Connecticut investigates Uber over massive data breach, paying hackers to keep quiet

In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a sign marks a pick-up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. The revelation Tuesday marks the latest stain on Uber's reputation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

After Uber revealed that it paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about stealing the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers, the company is now facing at least three potential class action lawsuits and separate investigations by the...

Connecticut prison population drops below 14,000, lowest since 1994

Connecticut's prison population has fallen below 14,000 inmates to its lowest level since 1994