Mystic Aquarium researcher working to breed tropical fish in a lab

Mystic Aquarium researcher Vince Vacco measures a royal gramma (gramma loreto) tropical fish at the Marine Science Magnet High School in Groton on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The royal gramma aquaculture program is a joint effort between Mystic Aquarium researcher Paul Anderson and the magnet high school to explore the viability of breeding the popular saltwater aquarium fish. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Most of the saltwater fish caught in the wild die before they get to dentist offices or living rooms. A Mystic Aquarium researcher is working to shorten that journey and bring down the mortality rate by figuring out how to breed them in captivity.

Students, volunteers bomb New London with scarves

LaShaya LaPointe, an eighth-grader at the STEM Magnet Middle School, hangs scarves in Bartlett Park during the fourth annual New London Scarf Bomb on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Students and volunteers spread warmth and cheer through New London this weekend in the fourth annual Scarf Bomb.

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.

Two dead, one seriously injured after boat overturns in Mumford Cove

One man remains in serious condition at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital after the three hunters' boat capsized Saturday morning.

Car, foot chase leads to drug arrest in New London

New London police on Friday charged a man with a range of vehicle and drug charges after a brief pursuit.

Norwich police arrest sex offender for fifth alleged registry violation in 7 years

Norwich police arrested a registered sex offender Friday, charging him with his fifth registry violation in seven years.

New London woman faces drug, gun possession charges

Police on Thursday arrested a Jefferson Avenue resident on drug and gun charges after searching her home and finding crack cocaine packaged for street-level sales.

Police: Salem attorney embezzled hundreds of thousands from clients

A Salem attorney and former town Probate Court judge was arrested by two agencies on Thursday and charged with embezzling more than $430,000 from clients.

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Sailor's suicide attempt prompted complex, 'heroic' response

When a petty officer on the USS North Dakota attempted suicide, his shipmates pulled together to keep him alive. The incident prompted a complex response that spanned seven hours.

It takes two to break ice in the Connecticut River

View of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bollard from the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Hawser as the two tugs work together breaking ice on the Connecticut River on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

After calling off its icebreaking operation in the Connecticut River earlier in the week, the Coast Guard brought in two cutters to break up massive chunks of ice that prompted emergency conditions in at least one town.

Nautilus, Submarine Force Museum get new boss

Lt. Cmdr. Bradley Boyd salutes as he exits the change of charge ceremony relieving Lt. Cmdr. Reginald Preston as the officer-in-charge of the Historic ship Nautilus (SSN 571) and director of the Submarine Force Museum. The ceremony took place in the museum in Groton on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Lt. Cmdr. Bradley Boyd is now in charge of the first nuclear-powered submarine and director of the Submarine Force Museum in Groton.

STATE/NORTHEAST

Shutdown forces closure of Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island

Visitors to the Statue of Liberty take in the sight from Battery Park, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday

The U.S. government shutdown has instant impact on two top tourist destinations: the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Bank says senior executive is gone; no comment on harassment probe

Bank of America confirms high-profile senior executive has left the company, but it won't comment on reports of investigation into sexual harassment allegations

Maine town manager leads segregation group, promotes whites

The town manager of a rural Maine community says he's that leader of a racial segregationist group, and he believes the United States would be better off if people of different races were to "voluntarily separate."