Another extreme ice season as Coast Guard counts 1,000 icebergs in shipping lanes

More than 1,000 icebergs drifted into North Atlantic shipping lanes in 2017, causing detours and adding travel times for mariners in an already heavily trafficked area.

New London City Council approves free day at Ocean Beach for vets in summer 2018

New London — The City Council approved the establishment of a "Free Day" at Ocean Beach Park, allowing all New London military veterans free access and parking for the day. This is a proposal brought forward by the New London Veteran...

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center part of lawsuit over military sexual assault records

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center is among the plaintiffs suing the departments of Defense and Homeland Security over access to sexual assault records.

Investigations find that two Coast Guard Academy cadets harassed black classmate

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London is seen from the sky Tuesday, May 17, 2016.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Two investigations found that two Coast Guard Academy cadets committed "prohibited harassment," which ranges from intimidation to physical violence.

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First snow

Oscar Barrera of New London walks along Moore Avenue with

Oscar Barrera of New London walks along Moore Avenue with "Marvel", his 4-year-old male West Highland White Terrier / Shiba Inu mix, during the first snowstorm of the season in New London, on Saturday.

Jingle Bell 5K

Tom Provencher, left, dressed as Santa and Maurizio Mazzi, dressed as Rudolph, get ready to lead the Jingle Bell 5K on their bikes on Saturday, December 9, 2017, in Niantic.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Tom Provencher, left, dressed as Santa and Maurizio Mazzi, dressed as Rudolph, get ready to lead the Jingle Bell 5K on their bikes on Saturday, in Niantic.

Eastern Connecticut Ballet performs Nutcracker at Garde

Dry ice fog rolls across the stage as Angels take the stage for the Eastern Connecticut Ballet's performance of a shortened version of their annual Nutcracker program for a theater full of school students from around the region Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at The Garde Arts Center in New London. Full shows, featuring New York City Ballet's Sara Mearns and Jared Angle, will be at 1:30 and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Dry ice fog rolls across the stage as Angels take the stage for the Eastern Connecticut Ballet's performance of a shortened version of their annual Nutcracker program for a theater full of school students from around the region Friday at The Garde...

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Ringing in the holidays

Elliotte Hopkins, 8, right, tells her brother, Sampson, 10, when to play his note on hand chime as their grandfather, Paul Burgess, left, points to the notes and their mother, Carrie Hopkins, second from right, looks-on during an audience participation segment of the Bells of Fire annual holiday concert Friday, December 15, 2017 at Central Baptist Church in Norwich. The choir, a community hand bell choir in residence at Central Baptist under the direction of Jane Nolan, performed a series of holiday music from classical to contemporary. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Bells of Fire, a community hand bell choir in residence at Central Baptist Church in Norwich, gives their annual holiday concert Friday, December 15, 2017. The choir, under the direction of Jane Nolan, performed a selection of holiday music from...

Homeless Hospitality

Noel Rivera, a client of New London Homeless Hospitality Center in New London, sips a beverage in the common room of the facility, during the afternoon on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.  During the cold months of the year, the center remains open during the day which offers the homeless a safe destination. On nights the number of homeless exceeds bed capacity, mats are provided and two areas of the facility are tuned into overflow sleeping quarters. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Noel Rivera, a client of New London Homeless Hospitality Center in New London, sips a beverage in the common room of the facility, during the afternoon on Friday.

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The longest painting in the world, a whaling tale, may surface in Mystic

An 1848 panorama, depicting a whaling voyage around the world, could be displayed in Mystic.

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Yacht club in Branford settles alleged bias lawsuit by Muslim couple

A Connecticut yacht club has settled a lawsuit by a Muslim businessman and his wife who said club board members rejected their membership application because of their religion

Nurse charged with abusing patients files for state pension

A nurse accused of abusing a patient at Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital has filed for retirement benefits