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...

10 Norwich students receive superintendent's awards

Norwich Public School Superintendent Abby Dolliver, left,  presents the annual Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents Award to Huntington School fifth-grader Elijah Ramsey, 10, with his mother, Melissa Cheslog, at his side in the Kelly Middle School auditorium in Norwich on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

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...

NL school district settles sexual harassment complaint with former employee

The New London school district quietly approved a settlement agreement with a former employee earlier this year, paying her $125,000 to end a discrimination and sexual harassment complaint against her former boss, a 22-year employee of the district...

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week of Nov. 19, 2017.

St. Michael Church in Pawcatuck completes first phase of reconstruction

The Rev. Dennis M. Perkins, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Pawcatuck, tours the interior of the church as the first phase of reconstruction is being completed, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The $4.3 million first phase rebuilt the roof, walls and a portion of the basement while restoring and replacing the stained glass windows. It took 16 months to complete.

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.



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'Enough is enough': At least 5 have died in NL sober homes in 3 years

At least five people have fatally overdosed in New London sober homes in about three years. City Human Services Director Jeanne Milstein calls that "outrageous."

'Something needed to be done': Police out in force on I-95

September brought a new commanding officer to state police Troop F. October brought a fatal wreck in Troop F's coverage region. Now, in November, police have launched an extensive effort to reduce crashes on Interstate 95.

Rollover in New London

New London firefighters and police work the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving an SUV and a compact car at the intersection of Broad and Colman streets in New London, Saturday evening, Nov. 18, 2017. The SUV  rolled over onto its roof, and no injuries were reported. (Tim Martin/The Day)

New London firefighters and police work the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving an SUV and a compact car at the intersection of Broad and Colman streets in New London on Saturday evening, Nov. 18, 2017.

Police logs - Nov. 19, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

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.