With lines of communication down, locals worry about family in Puerto Rico

Students hold a prayer gathering at NFA for Puerto Rican hurricane victims on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (Claire Bessette/The Day)

Manuel Sanchez, a senior at Norwich Free Academy, ran his finger over a map of Puerto Rico tracing the path of the eye of Hurricane Maria, showing that his hometown of Jayuya in a mountainous region took a direct hit.

Edgerton housing development wins approval

The Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday unanimously approved plans for a 72-unit, mixed-income housing development at the site of the long-vacant former Edgerton School property.

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Ivy, right, and Aster, two of a trio of rehabilitated harbor seal pups released by staff and volunteers from the Mystic Aquarium's Marine Animal Rescue Program, make their way to the water Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, RI. The pups;  Aster, Azalea and Ivy, are believed to have been abandoned shortly after birth in Rhode Island and Maine. Following months of rehabilitation and care in Mystic the three seals, now approximately 4 – 5 months old and weighing around 50 pounds each, are healthy and prepared for life at sea. Aster was rescued in North Kingstown, RI, and transferred to Mystic Aquarium for rehabilitation on May 4. Azalea was rescued in Harpswell, ME by the Marine Mammals of Maine and was transferred to Mystic Aquarium for rehabilitation on June 22. Ivy was rescued in East Boothbay Harbor, ME by the Marine Mammals of Maine and transferred to Mystic Aquarium for rehabilitation on July 20. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Ivy, right, and Aster, two of a trio of rehabilitated harbor seal pups released by staff and volunteers from the Mystic Aquarium's Marine Animal Rescue Program, make their way to the water at Blue Shutters Beach in Charlestown, RI on Thursday.

Stonington police determine woman falsely reported home invasion

Stonington police say that a reported home invasion at a residence on Hewitt Road Tuesday morning did not happen.

Police link Norwich woman to credit card fraud case

A 50-year-old Norwich woman is facing felony larceny charges linked to alleged credit card fraud.

Police: Norwich man led officers on multi-town chase

A Norwich man charged with missing court dates now additionally is facing a host of motor vehicle charges after state police said he fled from a traffic stop on Tuesday.

Two arrested in Norwich on narcotics sale charges

According to a release, members of the Norwich Police Department Detective, Narcotics and Patrol Divisions located the pair on Wednesday during a narcotics sale. One was the subject of several arrest warrants, including failing to appear in court...

Man charged with driving away from traffic stop in East Lyme

A Colchester man is facing charges after he allegedly stopped his red pickup truck for police but then drove off, taking his three minor passengers with him.

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Navy awards EB $5.1 billion contract for sub design work

The forward hull section of a new Virginia class, fast-attack submarine sits on the waterfront at General Dynamics Electric Boat on Dec. 7, 2012, after its arrival. The Navy on Thursday announced it has awarded EB a $5.1 billion contract for design work on the new Columbia class of submarines. (Tim Cook/The Day)

The Navy has awarded Electric Boat a $5.1 billion contract to finish the design of the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine, and prepare for construction. About 3,000 EB employees are working on the design of the submarine.

Ceremony honors state's service members killed, their families

Stephen and Barbara Kingsland of Mystic and their fellow Gold Star family members stand for the presentation of colors during the Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony at the Submarine Force Museum in Groton on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.  The Kingslands' daughter, Petty Officer Elizabeth Kingsland, died in an auto accident in Rhode Island in August.  The ceremony was hosted by the United States Navy Gold Star program.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The names of a Connecticut native killed in recent Navy accidents in the Pacific, and a Mystic sailor who died in a car crash in Rhode Island were among those read aloud Thursday at a remembrance ceremony honoring fallen service members and their...

Expert on gambling disorders in the miltiary to speak at conference

The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling's annual conference is scheduled to take place Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Radisson Hotel Hartford.

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Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

In this April 14, 2017 file photo, former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez reacts to his double murder acquittal after the sixth day of jury deliberations at Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Hernandez's lawyer said Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017,  the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, Pool, File)

Aaron Hernandez's lawyer said the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed signs of a degenerative brain disease

Unions, community advocates urge governor to veto budget

Labor union members and community advocates have rallied at the Connecticut Capitol to urge Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to veto a Republican budget approved by the legislature

2 hurt when Clinton mobile home explodes

Two people had to be pulled from the burning wreckage of a mobile home that exploded in Connecticut