Top stories of 2011: Finizio elected mayor

On Nov. 8, New London voters selected Daryl Justin Finizio as the city's first elected mayor in 90 years.

During his first day in office, he swore in his department heads, including his new chief of staff, Jane Glover, and issued five executive orders, including several controversial ones involving police procedure and drug-law enforcement.

Finizio then rescinded a section that directed police officers not to issue tickets for possession of marijuana on private property after the New London state's attorney told him the order violated state statutes.

On Nov. 21, Finizio signed his first ordinance, confirming a City Council action to loan $50,000 to OpSail2012.

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