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Kindness in Real Life: Great Gaspers keep up the good fight every day they walk

Members of the Great Gaspers Society gather on the Waterford lawn of Vicki Frausini-Moran, a respiratory therapist at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, now affiliated with Yale-New Haven.

Every day they wake up, fighting difficult breathing, doing activities while still feeling short of breath, but they persevere.

In absence of state budget, Groton education officials wait and worry

The Groton school district has been adjusting to the $3 million cut to the Board of Education-approved budget and the cost-saving closure of Pleasant Valley Elementary – and that's not even factoring in the fiscal uncertainty around...

Solar eclipse draws Connecticut astronomy buffs south, new fans outdoors

Monday's eclipse already has captured the imagination both of those planning to visit the so-called 'path of totality' and local astronomy buffs willing to stay at home for a partial eclipse.

Ledge Light tours continue despite lack of power

New London Ledge Light Foundation volunteers wave as they open the front doors to New London Ledge Light as a tour aboard the Project Oceanography research vessel Enviro Lab II approaches the lighthouse on Aug. 6, 2015.  A problem with a cable that brings electricity to the lighthouse from the mainland has left most of the structure in the dark.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

New London Ledge Light has gone dark. Most of it, anyway. The century-old lighthouse at the mouth of the Thames River lost power sometime in April, forcing its keepers to use generators to continue restoration work and tours.

Why is officer accused of excessive force still on the street?

Investigations into police department findings that Officer Deana Nott used excessive force have dragged on for more than a year, while she has remained on duty.

Which of these do not belong?

Workers with D and C Construction Barry Huntoon, left, and Vince Haggett, center, work on a window frame of the Metropolitan Hotel building at 27 Bank Street as Ben Ceccarelli, 12 years old, looks out a window on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, in New London.  The building was recently purchased by Brandt Gentry in September of 2016 and renovation plans have not been made known.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Workers with D and C Construction Barry Huntoon, left, and Vince Haggett, center, work on a window frame of the Metropolitan Hotel building at 27 Bank Street as Ben Ceccarelli, 12 years old, looks out a window on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, in New...

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Sharp elbows in negotiations for Bank Street development

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Ledyard woman accused of hitting an elderly person with her purse

Police arrested a town woman Tuesday after they said she got into an argument with her mother and grandmother and struck one of them with her purse.

Police: Man threatened clerk, baby with rock in Norwich robbery

Facebook has once again helped police solve a crime, this time a robbery in which a man with a large rock threatened a sales clerk and her 1-month-old baby.

Second man pleads guilty in 2006 Hamlin homicide

The mother of homicide victim Anthony Hamlin has, as of Tuesday, heard two men admit to a judge that they pummeled her son until he died in a Ledyard field in January 2006.

Montville man reported missing since May 4

The Montville Police Department is looking for a 29-year-old man who has been missing since May 4 and was last seen in the Norwich area, according to a state police news release.

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Owner: Cafe probed in death of broadcaster's wife was closed

The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day she died

50 cent tax hike on cigarettes takes effect in Rhode Island

The tax on a pack of cigarettes in Rhode Island is now 50 cents higher