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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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Retailers on Thanksgiving: To open or not to open?

Black Friday shoppers hit the Crystal Mall in Waterford during the wee hours of Nov. 23, 2012.  The mall will be open Thanksgiving night this year, in addition to extended Black Friday hours. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Some stores opt to close on Thanksgiving so employees can observe the holiday with families, while others open around the dinner hour, arguing there is customer demand.

Norwich hires new recreation director

City officials have named Colchester Recreation Director Cheryl Hancin Preston as Norwich's first recreation director in four years, starting as a part-time position for seven months and becoming full time starting July 1.

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Lawyer: Former Connecticut college student charged in body fluids case isn't racist

The lawyer for a former Connecticut college student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings says he doesn't expect authorities to file hate crime charges