Count sheds light on homelessness

From left, homeless veteran Nicholas C. answers survey questions from volunteer Shirley Smith and Tammy Alger, a rapid rehousing case manager at the New London Homeless Hospitality Center, during the annual homeless count on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at an encampment at Bates Woods in Waterford. United Way of Southeastern Connecticut coordinated the unsheltered count that is part of a national program to learn more about homelessness in communities. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

About 55 community volunteers from the region searched in the woods, in parking lots and in and behind abandoned buildings to assist in a count of homeless people, both in shelter and unsheltered, Tuesday night.

Tribes, state congressional delegation differ on labor-law amendment

Connecticut’s congressional delegation and the state’s casino-owning Indian tribes — factions frequently allied with one another — are on opposite sides of a bill that would exempt tribes from federal labor law.

North Stonington to hold town meeting, vote on school building project

The town will hold a town meeting next week where residents will vote on whether to proceed with the school building project, which was expected to break ground in February.

Foxwoods hosts active shooter drill

The Mashantucket Police Department hosted an active shooter exercise at Foxwoods on Monday, bringing together police officers from across the region.

Broken down car trips up traffic on Gold Star Bridge

A car that broke down in an inopportune spot tripped up traffic on the southbound side of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge Tuesday afternoon, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Longtime bookkeeper at Norwich real estate firm charged with stealing more than $71,000

A longtime employee for a local real estate firm was arrested for first-degree larceny Monday following an investigation into alleged financial misappropriations over several years, police said.

Crash victim helps East Lyme police make DUI arrest

Police on Sunday made a DUI arrest after the victim of a car crash followed the alleged perpetrator until officers arrived on scene, according to police.

Norwich police issue alert for missing 20-year-old

Police on Sunday evening issued a Silver Alert for a missing 20-year-old man.

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EB's workforce surpasses 16,000, a number not seen in nearly 25 years

The company plans to hire 2,200 new employees in 2018. Of those, 1,200 will work in Connecticut.

Furloughed federal employees across the region to return to work Tuesday

Hundreds of furloughed federal employees in southeastern Connecticut were expected to return to work Tuesday after Congress and President Trump reached a deal to keep the federal government operating through Feb. 8.

Submarine Electronics Computer Field holds graduation

Groton — Thirty-two sailors, Class 17160, graduated Jan. 18 from the Submarine Electronics Computer Field apprentice course. The SECF "A" school combines a core curriculum of electronics, fire control, and sonar technician skills and...

STATE/NORTHEAST

State unveils license plate for Hartford Whalers team that left 20 years ago

This image released Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles shows a commemorative license plate bearing the green and blue logo of the former Hartford Whalers NHL hockey team. Proceeds from sales of the plate will benefit a children's dialysis center in Hartford. The team left the state in 1997, becoming the Carolina Hurricanes. (Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles via AP)

Connecticut's Department of Motors Vehicles unveils new commemorative license plate for the Hartford Whalers, despite the team having left the state 20 years ago

Maine town manager is fired for touting 'white civil rights'

Town Manager Tom Kawczynski sits in the Jackman, Maine, town hall on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, before a select board meeting over his publicly espoused white separatist views. The Jackman Select Board voted unanimously to dismiss him, announcing the decision after a closed-door executive session with Kawczynski, who had been the town's top administrator since June. (Jake Bleiberg/The Bangor Daily News via AP)

Officials in a northern Maine have fired a town chairman who publicly espoused white separatist views

Vermont is the first state to legalize marijuana through legislature

Vermont has become the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana legislatively.

NATION/WORLD

Inmate gets more time for threatening to kill president

A federal prison inmate in Florida who previously received five years for threatening to kill then-President Barack Obama and others has been sentenced to another four years and three months for threatening to kill President Donald Trump