Justice is imperfect for family members of homicide victim Anthony Hamlin

Darlene Hamlin, mother of murder victim Anthony Hamlin, shows photos of her son's children to the court as she speaks at the sentencing of Christopher P. Vincenti, left, one of two men who plead guilty of manslaughter in Hamlin's 2006 death, in New London Superior Court Monday, September 18, 2017. Several members of Hamlin's family spoke before defense attorney Christopher Morano read a statement from Vincenti's girlfriend and Vincenti addressed the court and Hamlin's family. Judge Hillary B. Strackbein then sentenced Vincente to 20-years in prison. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Several generations and branches of Anthony Hamlin's family filled rows of courtroom benches in New London Superior Court Monday, alternately expressing grief, anger and their struggle for forgiveness and peace.

Man arraigned in North Stonington murder

Court officials on Monday lowered the bond for James Armstrong, accused of fatally shooting Ralph Sebastian Sidberry in April, from $2 million to $1.5 million, citing his lack of a criminal record and early cooperation with police.

Police investigating robbery at People's Bank in Groton

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who they said robbed People's Bank Monday morning.

Police logs - Sept. 19, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.



The selfish class on Masons Island

Some residents of Masons Island are challenging federal support for the rebuilding of a seawall...


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Superintendent returns as school board candidate in New London

In this file photo, Manuel J. Rivera, right, speaks with New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio as the New London Board of Eduction meets in executive session in New London Thursday Nov. 20, 2014.  (Tim Cook/The Day)

Former School Superintendent Manuel Rivera, who was praised by the school board for his work in the district and criticized for his decision to retire earlier than expected, officially became a Board of Education candidate on Monday.

Local officials prepare for Hurricane Jose, though impact expected to be minor

Sloan Danenhower attaches a front lashing chain connection, connected to an anchor in the sand, to one of the pipes while working to install a Wave Muffler on the beach of the Old Lyme Beach Club on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.  Danenhower designed the six pipe portable storm wave/surge asset protection device and is setting the system up in preparation for Hurricane Jose.  Later Danenhower worked to attach the rear anchor 5/16

Forecasting northeast winds between 20 and 25 miles per hour on Tuesday and a total of 0.5 to 1.5 inches of rain through Wednesday, meteorologist Gary Lessor believes the impact of Hurricane Jose on Southeastern Connecticut will be "not that bad."...

East Lyme waiting to determine best way to clean up gas station site

The town met with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Department of Economic and Community Development this week, but is still waiting to determine the right course of action to remediate the former Mobil gas station...

Norwich school phones working, for now

The Norwich school phone system, which failed at the start of the school year, has been repaired, but school officials hope to replace the faulty 2-year-old system.



Car gets stuck on stairs at Boston's City Hall Plaza

Another wayward car has found its way onto Boston's City Hall Plaza weeks after a man was arrested for driving down a staircase and crashing into an iron pole

Man charged in 1992 slaying of Massachusetts teacher's aide

Springfield-Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni, left,  announced that Gary E. Schara, 48, of West Springfield, Mass., had been apprehended as a suspect in the 1992 slaying of Lisa Ziegert in Agawam.  Gulluni looks on as Ziegert's mom Diane (Dee) Ziegert speaks. (Dave Roback/The Republican via AP)

Authorities say a man has been charged with killing a Massachusetts middle school teacher's aide 25 years ago

Malloy says the time has come for a bipartisan budget plan

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he's willing to compromise with Republicans on a bipartisan budget plan but will veto the GOP-backed budget that passed the legislature over the weekend

Charter bus barrels into NYC bus, killing 3 and injuring 16

In this photo provided by the NYPD's 109th Precinct, officers respond to a collision involving two buses on Main Street in the Queens borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The Fire Department of New York said several been hurt, some of them severely, when a city bus and a tour bus collided in the Flushing neighborhood. (NYPD's 109th Precinct via AP)

Officials say a collision between a city bus and a tour bus at a New York City intersection has left three people dead