Police logs - Oct. 23

Arrests by state and local police departments

Stonington police: Intoxicated man threatened driver with hatchet, resisted arrest

A Westerly man was arrested early Friday morning night after police say he threatened another man with a hatchet following an accident in Pawcatuck then struggled for several minutes with police officers who were trying to get him in the cruiser.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash with pickup in Ledyard

A Groton motorcyclist suffered serious injuries Saturday afternoon when he was struck by a pickup truck driven by a 17-year-old boy from Gales Ferry.

Panel mulls changes to sex offender registry

Only the names and addresses of those deemed at risk of reoffending would be included on the state's sex offender registry in a plan being put forth by the Connecticut Sentencing Commission.

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Stonington Borough rights a wrong

Historic granite crosswalks, taken literally from the neighborhood on the other side of the tracks...

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Shortage of candidates means Preston has few contests on Election Day

The ballot has 13 individual positions or commission races, and only three are contested, with more candidates than positions.

Vandals continue to strike Harkness, volunteers call for quick repairs

The Carriage House at Harkness Memorial State Park has sustained damage such as broken windows and doors due to vandalism according to the Friends of Harkness.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

As vandals continue to strike Harkness Memorial State Park, the Friends of Harkness volunteer group is growing concerned that repairs aren’t happening quickly enough.

Annual veterans feast Nov. 15 in Stonington

The Stonington High School Student Government will host its annual “Fall Feast for Veterans” dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 5 p.m. in the high school commons. All current and past members of the armed services are welcome to attend...

Tom Weigel, former New York School poet and New London resident, dies at 69

Tom Weigel, a poet and publisher among the writers of the so-called New York School in the 1970s and 1980s, lived for many years in New London and hosted poetry readings. He died last week in Chester, NY (Photo courtesy Jake St. John).

After leaving New York, Tom Weigel jumped on a ferry and settled in New London, and spent the next two decades writing and encouraging other local poets to write and perform, founding a publishing company and printing work by fellow New London-based...

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EPA yanks scientists' conference presentations, including on climate change

The Environmental Protection Agency has instructed two of its scientists and one contractor not to speak as planned at a scientific conference Monday in Providence, Rhode Island, sparking criticism from some academics and congressional Democrats.

Sen. Warren: Former colleague chased me around his desk

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks in a park in Berryville, Va., Monday, July 24, 2017. Sen. Warren is joining the growing chorus of women talking about their experiences with sexual harassment in the wake of allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is joining the growing chorus of women talking about their experiences with sexual harassment in the wake of allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein

Sen. Murphy hosting meetings in Ukraine, Estonia on war, Russia

Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy to host meetings in Ukraine and Estonia on the war in Ukraine, Russian aggression and other matters

Despite Washington, Connecticut health exchange soldiers on

Connecticut's health insurance exchange soldiers on, prepares for open enrollment despite Washington, D.C. turmoil over Obamacare

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US-backed forces take Syria's largest oil field from IS

US-backed forces seize Syria's largest oil field from retreating Islamic State

Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is taking the Trump administration's case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations