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Friends Gabriella Russ, left, 10, and Camryn Kelly, 9, both of Waterford, scream as they go over a bump on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Washington Park in Groton. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Friends Gabriella Russ, left, 10, and Camryn Kelly, 9, both of Waterford, scream as they go over a bump at Washington Park in Groton on Sunday.

Holiday closings for Presidents Day

Monday is Presidents Day, a federal holiday. Here’s what’s open and what’s closed.

Preston schedules preschool screening sessions

Preston Public Schools will be conducting pre-kindergarten screening and registration for the 2018-2019 school year at Preston Veterans' Memorial School, 325 Route 165, Preston.

Police issue silver alert for missing Norwich teen

Police issued a silver alert for a missing Norwich teenager, who is classified by police as an endangered runaway.

UPDATE: Man taken to hospital after stabbing at New London apartment complex

Police work the scene of a reported stabbing in the parking area of the Thames River Apartments on Crystal Avenue in New London on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A man was stabbed in the parking lot of Thames River Apartments on Saturday evening, according to police.

Police find missing child, take her back to L+M Hospital

A 3-year-old girl whose mother is accused of taking her from Lawrence + Memorial Hospital on Wednesday has been found, police said Saturday.

Child hospitalized after Jeep hits stroller in New London parking lot

New London police investigate an incident in which a vehicle struck a stroller, which had a child inside, in the parking lot of the New London Shopping Center on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Crews took a child to the hospital Friday after a Jeep Grand Cherokee crashed into a stroller in the parking lot of The Cake Lady Café.

Ledyard man charged with DUI after causing crash near home

Police on Thursday charged a man with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after he allegedly backed out of his driveway and into another vehicle.

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Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound commander temporarily relieved of duty

Capt. Andrew Tucci was temporarily removed from his command of Sector Long Island Sound in New Haven on Monday, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release.

Vets receiving help with legal issues have improved mental health, less homelessness

Veterans receiving care at a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center who also accessed legal help for civil issues they were facing experienced improvements in mental health and fewer days of homelessness, according to a recent study of...

Submarine Learning Center honored for training excellence

Groton — The Submarine Learning Center was honored on Feb. 6 with six 2017 Training Excellence Awards  from the Naval Education and Training Command. The annual awards spotlight the continuity of quality and intensity...

STATE/NORTHEAST

Juvenile, marijuana policies on agenda for current legislative session

The state agencies involved with courts will focus on the criminal justice system for juveniles, Connecticut's evolving marijuana policies and attempt to refine existing laws on divorce and foreclosure during the current legislative session.

Connecticut may limit access to state's voter database

Connecticut's secretary of the state is seeking to limit access to the state's voter database, responding to concerns raised after a now-disbanded presidential panel sought voter information.

Domestic violence group seeks to promote workplace policies

Advocates for domestic violence victims plan to meet this spring with Connecticut employers to push for supportive, workplace policies