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Former Mashantucket chairman returns to limelight

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Out of the public eye for more than a decade, Richard "Skip" Hayward, the former Mashantucket Pequot chairman, re-entered the picture Saturday night at an event at Foxwoods Resort Casino, the house he built or at the very least envisioned.

New London resident to defend her landscaping at blight hearing

The yard at 286 Montauk Ave. in New London is seen this past week. Resident Maggie Redfern is appealing a citation by the city's blight ordinance officer, who ordered her to trim the overgrowth in the yard. Redfern argues that the yard is a carefully maintained ecological landscape.  (Greg Smith/The Day)

A local woman with a background in landscape preservation is challenging the city’s property maintenance code, arguing that the “overgrowth” in her yard is not blight but rather a well-planned project to create an ecological...

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Municipal meetings for the week of Aug. 20, 2017.

Preston officials to ask voters to back $3.7 million in bond purchases

The Board of Finance on Wednesday approved a proposed capital projects bond totaling $3.75 million, and will ask selectmen to put what would be the largest proposed capital purchasing package in several years to voters for approval.

Serious business — and fun — on the water for ferry captain

Cross Sound Ferry Captain John Xenides, center, works with deckhand Amy Ruffin, as Ruffin pilots the ferry Susan Anne on one of the ferry's daily trips to Orient Point, N.Y., on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Xenides has been working on ferryboats since the early '60s and has been a captain for more than 35 years. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Now 70, John Xenides has been a ferry captain since 1979 — and 32 years of that time for New London-based Cross Sound Ferry.

Norwich Human Services prepares to move to new locations

The scent of fresh varnish or paint emanated from the second-floor hallway at City Hall this past week, signaling the near completion of renovations to the wing of offices and conference rooms across from the city clerk's office that will soon...

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GOP fields them young

A 22-year-old candidate for North Stonington first selectman seems to follow what could be an...

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More delays for low-flying Guard fighters over western Maine

In this December 2001 file photograph, an F-16 takes off with afterburners glowing loaded with live Sidewinder missiles from the Air National Guard base in South Burlington, Vt.  A National Guard proposal to expand airspace for fighter jet training flights low over the mountains of western Maine has dragged on for so long that many of the aircraft could be retired around the time the process is completed.  (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

A National Guard proposal to expand airspace for fighter jet training low over Maine has dragged on for so long that many of the aircraft currently used for training could be retired by the time the plans are completed

Norwich, Gales Ferry protesters among thousands on Boston Common in response to 'free speech' rally

As Linda Theodoru marched down Tremont Street near the Boston Common Saturday morning, she watched her daughter hop with ease over a concrete barrier to join the counterprotestors filling the other side of the road.