New London to take hit from renters rebate program, state hold-backs

State legislators have saved a popular state-funded program that helps seniors and the disabled pay their rent, but city officials say it has come at a nearly $200,000 cost to the city.

Around Thanksgiving, volunteers commit to keeping others fed

Volunteer Nancy Meitzler puts together a bag of food on her Meals on Wheels delivery route in Norwich on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (Erica Moser/The Day)

Nancy Meitzler parks her car, takes her hands off the Betty Boop steering wheel cover and eyes a sheet of paper with names, addresses and delivery instructions for her Norwich route.

Make A Difference: Alliance for Living

WHO: A single woman just back to work after a medical leave. She has agreed to adopt four of her young nieces and nephews after the death of their parents.

Groton City police issue Silver Alert for teen

Alicha Ruiz, 15, was last seen wearing a green jacket, cheetah-print shirt, jeans and black boots. She is about 5-foot-2 and weighs about 160 pounds.

Waterford man arrested for touching himself inappropriately in public

A Waterford man was charged with breach of peace after he was observed touching himself inappropriately in his vehicle in the Village Market parking lot, police said.

Groton police issue Silver Alert for 'endangered runaway'

Police issued late Tuesday night a Silver Alert for a 15-year-old boy who they said is an endangered runaway.

Police: Two arrested in New London after drugs, stun guns found

Two New London residents were arrested on drug and other charges Tuesday after police found cocaine, heroin and stun guns at a residence on Moore Avenue, according to a police department news release.

Norwich police investigating possible shots fired incident

Police are investigating a Monday night incident in which a man said he had been shot at but later became uncooperative, according to Lt. John Perry.

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Thanksgiving with a different kind of family

Friends, from left, Kelsey Smith, with her daughter Hadley, 2, in her lap, talks with Jessica Whitman and her daughter, Charlotte, 11 months, and Amanda Lopez and her daughter Grace, 1, during Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at Smith's home in Groton. Smith and her husband, Josh, who is deployed, have an annual tradition of hosting Navy families for a potluck Thanksgiving dinner.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Holidays are just one of the ways Navy wives rely on each other while their husbands are deployed.

New program to offer money help, emergency financial assistance to vets

In Norwich, a new program at Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut will offer financial management training and emergency financial assistance to veterans.

Coast Guard Academy aims to cut its energy use in half

Dave Piermattei, Boiler Plant Work Leader at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, makes the hourly rounds to check the systems at the academy's boiler plant Monday, November 20, 2017. Replacing the boiler is among a number of energy efficiency efforts planned to reduce overall energy consumption by 48%. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Coast Guard Academy is kicking off the largest energy savings project in the history of the Department of Homeland Security, designed to reduce the 85-year-old campus' energy consumption by 48 percent.

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In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade

Police officers stand near the site where a large balloon of Olaf, from the animated film,

Security for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature trucks filled with sand, concrete barriers and scores of police officers

3-year-old killed, 4 others injured in crashes after pursuit

Waterbury police investigate a car crash on South Main Street at East Liberty Street in Waterbury, Conn., Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Authorities say a teenage driver fleeing police in Connecticut has crashed his car at an intersection, killing a 3-year-old and injuring three other people on the sidewalk. (Jim Shannon/Republican-American via AP)

Authorities say a teenage driver fleeing police in Connecticut has crashed his car at an intersection, killing a 3-year-old and injuring a 1-year-old and two adults on the sidewalk

JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

A National Park Ranger places a wreath outside John F. Kennedy's childhood home in Brookline, Mass., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, on the 54th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination in Dallas in 1963. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth is drawing to a close exactly 54 years after his assassination