Truck involved in Old Lyme fatal had been cited for brake violation

View from Four Mile River Road in Old Lyme of the stretch of I-95 northbound Thursday afternoon, Oct. 19, 2017 with a car slamming on its brakes after coming over the hill and finding traffic backed up and moving at a slow speed.   This area was the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Two women — one from Guilford and another from Pennsylvania — died Wednesday afternoon when a heavily braking dump truck collided with the back of their car on Interstate 95 north, according to state police.

Norwich police arrest alleged drug dealer for 3rd time in 45 days

Police on Wednesday arrested a city man for the third time in 45 days after they allegedly caught him in the act of dealing drugs from his 11th Street apartment.

Norwich police, FBI arrest 5 in prostitution sting

From top left: Jerome M. Taylor, Tamara 
Dean, Nicole M. Larosa, Ashley L. Harnois and Passion Adams. (Courtesy of Norwich police)

Police arrested one man and four women last week as part of an FBI-led, nationwide effort aimed at locating underage victims who have been forced into prostitution.

Police logs - Oct. 20, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.



Stonington Borough rights a wrong

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


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Nine students recognized at MLK Scholarship Dinner

Fitch High School senior and Dr. Martin Luther King Trust Fund scholar Lily Johnson talks about the importance of having the courage to wear bold socks during 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at at the Mystic Marriott in Groton. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

There are nine recipients this year of the $20,000 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship. The scholarships were presented during the 36th annual scholarship dinner, held Thursday evening in the packed ballroom of the Mystic Marriott.

Residents pack Stonington shellfish meeting to oppose oyster farm

More than 100 Quiambaug Cove residents and their attorneys packed the tiny Town Hall meeting room and the hallway outside it Thursday night to again let the Shellfish Commission know they oppose an application for a commercial oyster farming...

Lyden, Spang square off in Salem first selectman debate

Sue Spang, (D-Salem) a candidate for Salem First Selectman, shakes hands with her opponent Kevin Lyden, the incumbent first selectman, at the conclusion of a debate at Salem School, in Salem on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Incumbent Kevin Lyden and Democratic challenger Sue Spang took turns answering questions about how they would run the town in the face of state budgetary uncertainty, what kinds of businesses they would like to see and, most importantly, the last...

Planning commission backs permanent one-lane Bank Street plan

There are differing opinions among residents and business owners about the city’s decision this summer to make Bank Street a one-lane road.



Rank-and-file House members learn budget framework details

Rank-and-file House members learn details of tentative deal on a budget framework reached by Connecticut legislative leaders.

Rescued Rosa Parks house due to return to America

In this April 6, 2017 file photo, Rhea McCauley, a niece of the late civil rights activist Rosa Parks, poses in front of the rebuilt house of Rosa Parks in Berlin. McCauley donated the house, originally located in Detroit, to American artist Ryan Mendoza who dismantled and and rebuilt it in the German capital. Brown University said in October it is looking to temporarily relocate the house from Berlin to Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiberl, File)

The house where Rosa Parks lived after sparking the Montgomery bus boycott will be returned to the United States from Germany and displayed for three months in Rhode Island in a project being organized by a Berlin-based artist and Brown University

Teens arrested after assault circulates on social media

Police say three teens were arrested in Connecticut after a video circulated on Facebook and Snapchat showing the assault of a high school student

Man facing recklessness charges after fatal boat collision

A 55-year-old Connecticut man has been arrested in connection with a fatal boating collision last summer