New London Democrats plan caucus for committee membership

The New London Democratic Party will hold a caucus at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 9 in the Senior Center located at 120 Broad St. to select members of the 2018-2019 Democratic Town Committee.

Lee's Kitchen: Instant Pot is an instant hit with sausage and rice dish

When I heard about that thing called an Instant Pot that would do so much that I could deep-six my rice cooker, slow cooker and the pressure cooker, I thought, “Maybe.”

On the Side: Ghirardelli hot cocoa and Amazon Prime

I pulled out my recipes for biscotti, getting ready to make batches for the holidays. Reading as I pored through my pantry, I realized that I was out of the special chocolate cocoa for one of the biscotti.

Police: Engaged couple robbed Groton man who had solicited sex

City police have arrested an engaged couple they said worked together to rob a man who had solicited sexual favors from the female half of the duo.

Norwich shop suffers 'moderate' damage in fire; cause not yet determined

Fire officials continue to investigate a Thursday afternoon fire that damaged a screen printing shop on Norwich Avenue.

Kitchen sustains fire damage in New London condo blaze

Firefighters at the scene of a fire at a unit at the College Park Condominums complex at 19 Hawthorne Drive in New London Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Firefighters on Thursday afternoon quickly put out a blaze that damaged a 19 Hawthorne Drive condominium and left one child without Christmas presents — temporarily, at least.

Medical examiner: Weekend shooting in New London was a homicide

Snow collects on a section of crime scene tape as a New London Police officer stands in front of a doorway at the scene of a fatal shooting at 4 Orchard St. in New London, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled Saturday’s fatal shooting on Orchard Street a homicide.

New London man charged in sexual assaults of 2 women

In what police Chief Peter Reichard called “the case of a career,” members of several different agencies worked together to quickly apprehend a man they said sexually assaulted two women in separate incidents this fall.

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Proposed bill would provide child care for veterans receiving mental health care

Federal legislation pending in Congress would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide short term child care for veterans receiving mental health care at its medical facilities.

Another extreme ice season as Coast Guard counts 1,000 icebergs in shipping lanes

More than 1,000 icebergs drifted into North Atlantic shipping lanes in 2017, causing detours and adding travel times for mariners in an already heavily trafficked area.

New London City Council approves free day at Ocean Beach for vets in summer 2018

New London — The City Council approved the establishment of a "Free Day" at Ocean Beach Park, allowing all New London military veterans free access and parking for the day. This is a proposal brought forward by the New London Veteran...

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State suspends search for snowmobile driver in Griswold

The state has suspended its search for a missing snowmobile driver in Griswold

Rally planned for immigrant facing deportation

Supporters of an immigrant facing deportation to Colombia are planning a rally outside of the Hartford federal courthouse to call on authorities to let him stay in the U.S. while he tries to get his asylum case reopened

Ex-student charged in body fluids case is due back in court

A former college student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings is set to return to court