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Norwich Reporter: Claire Bessette     c.bessette@theday.com    (860) 701-4272

Wreaths placed and veterans' lives remembered at Jordan Cemetery

Girl Scout Cadettes Lindsay Davies, left, and Emma Hundley, both with Troop 63100 of Ledyard, clean snow off a grave before a Wreaths Across America Day ceremony on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Jordan Cemetery in Waterford.  Volunteers laid over 400 wreaths at veterans graves during the national event that aims to remember, honor and teach about veterans and those who serve. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Paula Crocker comes to Jordan Cemetery every couple months to pay her respects to her parents, and she usually lays down Christmas flowers around this time of year. But on Saturday, she lay wreaths.

Norwich officials push to keep DCF in downtown

The state Department of Children and Families' lease in the Shannon Building expired about 18 months ago, and city officials are rallying to support a long-term renewal of the downtown anchor amid rumors that the state is considering moving DCF to a...

Bells of Fire

Bells of Fire, a community hand bell choir in residence at Central Baptist Church in Norwich, gives their annual holiday concert Friday, December 15, 2017. The choir, under the direction of Jane Nolan, performed a selection of holiday music from classical to contemporary. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Bells of Fire, a community hand bell choir in residence at Central Baptist Church in Norwich, gives their annual holiday concert on Friday.

Ringing in the holidays

Elliotte Hopkins, 8, right, tells her brother, Sampson, 10, when to play his note on hand chime as their grandfather, Paul Burgess, left, points to the notes and their mother, Carrie Hopkins, second from right, looks-on during an audience participation segment of the Bells of Fire annual holiday concert Friday, December 15, 2017 at Central Baptist Church in Norwich. The choir, a community hand bell choir in residence at Central Baptist under the direction of Jane Nolan, performed a series of holiday music from classical to contemporary. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Bells of Fire, a community hand bell choir in residence at Central Baptist Church in Norwich, gives their annual holiday concert Friday, December 15, 2017. The choir, under the direction of Jane Nolan, performed a selection of holiday music from...

Make a Difference: Norwich Salvation Army

Make a Difference: Norwich Salvation Army

Many area schools on 2-hour delay because of weather

Many area schools and organizations are on a two-hour delay because of Thursday morning's snowfall.

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Norwich shop suffers 'moderate' damage in fire; cause not yet determined

Fire officials continue to investigate a Thursday afternoon fire that damaged a screen printing shop on Norwich Avenue.

Norwich man to serve five years in prison for cocaine trafficking

A federal court judge sentenced 22-year-old Javon Morse of Norwich Wednesday to five years in federal prison for trafficking cocaine, which the government said he stashed in storage units in Waterford along with loaded handguns.

NFA actors help Norwich police defuse crisis situations

Police knew back in March they wanted to take their de-escalation training to a new level by putting officers through realistic scenarios.But doing so raised an issue: Who would do the acting?

Police logs - Dec. 15, 2017

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

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