2016 In Review: Top Stories


TOP STORIES 2016: ROUTE 11'S DEMISE

After decades of lobbying by local officials and studies costing millions, the proposal to extend Route 11 beyond its abrupt end in Salem finally ended in October when the Federal Highway Administration published an announcement in the Federal...

Top Stories 2016: Accidents on Interstate 95

It was just 11 days into the new year that the region experienced its first fatal crash on Interstate 95.

Pizza ID, Rattlesnake Island: New England's 2016 weirdness

Pizza ID, Rattlesnake Island: New England's 2016 weirdness

New England had a pretty wacky 2016 that included a Massachusetts woman trying to use a slice of pizza as ID to get into a club

Top Stories 2016: Tribes' third-casino push shows little progress

The tribes, owners of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun, sought a second round of site proposals in September, and have been vetting sites in East Hartford, East Windsor, Hartford, South Windsor and Windsor Locks.

Top Stories 2016: Efforts continue to move families out of high-rises

Changes at the New London Housing Authority came fast and furious in 2016 and included the departure of the housing authority's director.

Top Stories 2016: Maynard decides not to seek re-election

State Sen. Andrew Maynard announced he would not seek re-election after a wrong-way crash in Waterford in January.

Top Stories 2016: Opioid crisis

It’s not like the rise in opioid abuse in the region and the country was a secret. But when Lawrence + Memorial Hospital officials on Jan. 28 treated eight suspected heroin overdoses in a single day — a number they called...

Top Stories 2016: Mohegans plan to buy Preston Norwich Hospital property

The Preston Redevelopment Agency and Mohegan tribal leaders announced in May that the tribe plans to purchase the entire 393-acre former Norwich Hospital in Preston for a development expected to total several hundred million dollars.

Top Stories 2016: Lavish Kentucky Derby trips

Controversy erupted this fall over revelations that the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative hosted lavish trips to the Kentucky Derby for dozens of board members, staff, municipal leaders and guests for the past four years.

Top stories of 2016: L+M-Yale-New Haven affiliation

Lawrence + Memorial Healthcare became part of the larger Yale-New Haven Health network after a year of document filings and public hearings that culminated in state regulators’ approval of the affiliation on Sept. 8.

Top stories 2016: EB a shining light in hiring

In 2016 alone, Electric Boat hired nearly 2,000 workers, a sign that the submarine builder has benefited from big Navy contracts. In the next 15 years, the company will hire thousands more employees to carry out work on nuclear attack and ballistic...

STAFF PICKS 2016


Staff Favorites of 2016 - Television

Staff Favorites of 2016 - Television

Staff Favorites of 2016 - Television

Staff Favorites of 2016 - Movies

Staff Favorites of 2016 - Movies

“Staff Favorites of 2016” lists The Day’s staff members’ favorite moments in the arts this year, from local exhibits and concerts to new releases on film, in music and print, and on television. Here, we share our...

Staff Favorites of 2016 - Recorded music

Staff Favorites of 2016 - Recorded music

Day staffers list their favorite recorded music releases.

Staff Favorites of 2016 - Exhibits

Staff Favorites of 2016 - Exhibits

Day staff members’ favorite moments in the arts this year.

Staff Favorites of 2016 - Books

Staff Favorites of 2016 - Books

Day staffers list their favorite books of the year.

Staff Favorites of 2016: Concerts and stage shows

Staff Favorites of 2016: Concerts and stage shows

Day staff members list their favorite local shows from 2016.

Most Read Local Stories in 2016

Joey Gingerella, a local face of addiction recovery, killed in confrontation outside a Groton bar
Joey Gingerella, a local face of addiction recovery, killed in confrontation outside a Groton bar
Mad About Madeline Facebook page helped family cope with daughter's fatal leukemia
Mad About Madeline Facebook page helped family cope with daughter's fatal leukemia
MMA fighter tussles with Waterford cops
One dead in Groton as three overdose in less than three hours
Sports complex will open indoor go-kart track in Montville
Woman rescued from sinking car at Groton's Eastern Point Beach
One dead, one hospitalized in suspected New London overdoses
L+M sees 'unprecedented number' of heroin overdoses
Police arrest suspect in fatal Route 32 hit-and-run
Coast Guard Academy instructor wins $1M Powerball prize

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