'Enough is enough': At least 5 have died in NL sober homes in 3 years

At least five people have fatally overdosed in New London sober homes in about three years. City Human Services Director Jeanne Milstein calls that "outrageous."

'Something needed to be done': Police out in force on I-95

September brought a new commanding officer to state police Troop F. October brought a fatal wreck in Troop F's coverage region. Now, in November, police have launched an extensive effort to reduce crashes on Interstate 95.

Rollover in New London

New London firefighters and police work the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving an SUV and a compact car at the intersection of Broad and Colman streets in New London, Saturday evening, Nov. 18, 2017. The SUV  rolled over onto its roof, and no injuries were reported. (Tim Martin/The Day)

New London firefighters and police work the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving an SUV and a compact car at the intersection of Broad and Colman streets in New London on Saturday evening, Nov. 18, 2017.

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O'tis a Festival of holiday cheer

A crowd watches as the Mystic Garland Dancers preform traditional dances during the O'tis a Festival on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Otis Library in Norwich.  The annual festival kicks off the holiday season with a creative marketplace of shopping, arts and entertainment.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The 9th annual O'tis a Festival brought the community out to Norwich's Otis Library for local artisan crafts and entertianment to kick-off the holiday season. Dozens of local crafts and entertainment along with a basket raffle and activities for...

No longer a simple question: Where are you going to high school?

Gary Etienne, right, laughs as he talks to Devon O'Keefe, an instructional leader in Ledyard High School's agri-science program, as Etienne's daughter, Elizabeth, an eighth-grader at Kelly Middle School, looks on during High School Night on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at the school in Norwich.  The event offered an opportunity for middle school students in the region to learn more information about high school choices.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

What used to be a fairly basic choice of your town’s regular high school, a nearby technical school or the closest parochial high school has expanded for students in many towns to include a myriad of magnet schools, multiple state-run...

St. Michael Church in Pawcatuck completes first phase of reconstruction

The Rev. Dennis M. Perkins, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Pawcatuck, tours the interior of the church as the first phase of reconstruction is being completed, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The $4.3 million first phase rebuilt the roof, walls and a portion of the basement while restoring and replacing the stained glass windows. It took 16 months to complete.

10 Norwich students receive superintendent's awards

Norwich Public School Superintendent Abby Dolliver, left,  presents the annual Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents Award to Huntington School fifth-grader Elijah Ramsey, 10, with his mother, Melissa Cheslog, at his side in the Kelly Middle School auditorium in Norwich on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The 10 students who made their way to the Kelly Middle School Auditorium earlier this week are the type of kids who pick up spilled crayons so no one will trip, take out the garbage at home, make sure timid kindergarteners feel comfortable, and...

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Boston free speech rally draws a few supporters, many protesters

Protesters gather at Boston's Free Speech Rally on Boston Common Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Boston.   (Mark Lorenz/The Boston Herald via AP)

A few dozen free speech advocates have rallied peacefully on Boston Common but just like last summer's event, they were outnumbered by counterprotesters.

Two R.I. men get prison for lottery-related beating death

Two Rhode Island men are headed to prison for beating a man to death aboard a sailboat over lottery winnings

Police: 2 Quinnipiac University students set fires in dorm bathrooms

Two students at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut have been charged with setting fires in a dormitory

Man linked to Boston museum art heist seeks prison release in weapons case

A reputed Connecticut mobster who authorities say is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in U.S. history wants to await sentencing in an unrelated weapons case at his home