Eastern Pequots call state's third-casino law 'unconstitutional'

In a statement provided to The Day, the tribe decries Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signing of legislation granting the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes the exclusive right to build the state’s third casino on non-reservation land in...

Reid & Hughes agreement to go to Norwich council on Monday

The exterior of the Reid and Hughes Building in Norwich is seen Oct. 13, 2016. (Tim Martin/The Day)

A proposed development agreement between the city and the Women's Institute for Housing and Economic Development will be presented to the City Council on Monday. The deal calls for the developer to stabilize the Reid & Hughes Building over the...

State budget impasse delays Norwich budget decisions

With no state budget in hand, the City Council will be asked Monday to delay any layoffs and hiring until Oct. 1 in the hopes once again that a state budget will be in place by then. The General Assembly could be called for a special session to deal...

New London man charged with murder of tribal cousin

A 30-year-old New London man, accused of fatally shooting his cousin Ralph Sebastian Sidberry on April 12 in North Stonington, was arrested in Waynesville, Mo., last month and is being held as a fugitive from justice.

Vehicle stolen in New London found in New York State

A woman suffered minor injuries Wednesday when a man drove away her truck while she was loading furniture into it, dragging her for a short distance. City police said the vehicle was recovered in Westchester County, N.Y., later in the day.

Iced tea bottle helps Norwich police solve 2016 burglary

A discarded iced tea bottle helped police solve a summer 2016 burglary in which more than $5,000 was stolen from two city companies, according to police.

Police seek suspects in Preston home burglary

State police are looking for two people who orchestrated a robbery on Route 2 in Preston by luring elderly homeowners away from their house, with one man claiming he worked for Eversource.

Jordan Cove Road bridge to be closed in Waterford for 90 days

A portion of Jordan Cove Road will be closed for 90 days beginning next week as crews work to replace the bridge over the Jordan River.

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Fresh from Australia, Courtney sees opportunities for CT defense industry

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, sees business opportunities for Connecticut's defense industry in what might seem like an unlikely place: Australia.

Family, friends remember Mystic sailor killed in crash

Elizabeth Kingsland, center, is seen with her parents, Stephen and Barbara Kingsland, in this undated photo. The 31-year-old Mystic native and Navy petty officer was killed in a car crash on Aug. 1, 2017, on I-95 south in Hopkinton, R.I. (Courtesy of the Kingsland family)

At the time of her death, Beth Kingsland was serving as a petty officer first class in the Navy. Assigned to Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., she worked for the NSA as a linguist and cryptographer, having qualified in 15 languages, including numerous...

As plans progress, Easterseals seeks donations for $1.8M veterans center

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Tuesday received an update on the Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut's plans to build a $1.8 million veterans service center within its existing Norwich facility.

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Sales tax hike seems an 'inevitability,' but questions remain

Connecticut’s top state senator said Wednesday he believes moderate Democrats are “growing increasingly comfortable” with a sales tax increase that could ease pressure to slash municipal aid and help break an impasse that has...

Parents of Newtown victims want to know if teachers had keys

Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in the Newtown school massacre are demanding to see evidence that two slain teachers had access to keys that could have been used to lock their classroom doors

R.I. officials review proposal to ban trucks from state roads

Rhode Island transportation officials are considering a proposal barring tractor-trailers from driving many of the state roads that allow them to avoid tolls