GOP, Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over her Senate testimony

In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the second day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman on Friday rejected key concessions sought by Brett Kavanaugh's accuser if she is to testify about her claim Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, and threatened a Monday vote by his panel on Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination without a quick agreement.

Man claims driver caused $20,000 in damage to New London gravesite

Joseph Spadaro is asking the Diocese of Norwich to help pay for the cost of repairing his parents' mausoleum, seen Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. It was struck and damaged at St. Mary Cemetery at 600 Jefferson Ave. in New London by an unlicensed driver who fled the scene on Sept. 3. An initial estimate puts the cost of repair at $20,000. (Greg Smith/The Day)

A Long Island man claims an unlicensed driver at St. Mary Cemetery in New London caused $20,000 in damage to his parents' mausoleum.

Groton, Mashantucket police chiefs speak highly of body cameras

An Axon Body 2 model camera is shown at the Groton Town Police Department on Aug. 28, 2017. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Even as more police agencies adopt body cameras, just two local departments have done so, but leaders of both spoke highly of the cameras this week.

Ex-NFA coach pleads not guilty; warrant to remain sealed

Anthony Facchini speaks to his attorney Bryan Fiengo outside Norwich Superior Court on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. He pleaded not guilty to two charges of second-degree sexual assault Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, during his first appearance in the New London court where serious crimes are heard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

State's Attorney Michael L. Regan requested the continued sealing of the affidavit because of the ongoing investigation "regarding the facts of the case."

Norwich sees fewer fatal overdoses in first half of 2018

The city saw eight fatal overdoses in the first half of this year compared to 19 in the first half of 2017 — a number officials hope will keep dropping as they introduce new programs to fight addiction.

Groton police, FBI treating white powder incident at mosque as hate crime

Local, state and federal authorities are investigating a white powdery substance found at the Islamic Center of New London on Friday morning.

Ponemah Mill celebrates first phase completion, start of second

Scaffolding shrouds the north tower of the former Ponemah Mill in Taftville as work on the second phase of the Lofts at Ponemah Mill project continues Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.  Developer OneKey LLC is celebrating completion and full occupancy of the 116 units in the first phase of the project.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

About 50 dignitaries and residents of the newly renovated first phase of the Lofts at Ponemah Mills attended combined ribbon-cutting, groundbreaking ceremony.

School psychologist named Norwich Free Academy teacher of the year

Arikka Kalwara, Norwich Free Academy's 2018 Teacher of the Year. (Courtesy of NFA)

Norwich Free Academy school psychologist Arikka Kalwara was named NFA teacher of the year on Tuesday.


Gifts of the sea

Meeting of the minds

Off the Shelf: Books for fall

CT doctors say health information exchange would help fight opioid crisis

As Connecticut residents continue to die from opioid overdoses at an alarming rate, there is some consensus in the medical community that being able to share health records electronically across the entire state would help fight the epidemic.



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Opioid use victims need more doctors, medical options

By its very definition, an epidemic means many victims needing many physicians treating them with the most effective methods available.

Nasty trend in our politics not good for state, country

Argue your position, support your candidate, but don’t lose sight that those with differing views are not enemies but fellow Americans.

Florence lesson: Don't ignore evacuation orders

Our region is not immune from such disasters, of course. The Great New England Hurricane of 1938, which struck 80 years ago Friday, is considered the greatest natural disaster in recorded New England...

Senate right hearing both sides of troubling account

The nominee has a motive to make an unequivocal denial. It is harder to come up with a reason why the accuser would create such a false narrative.



The Lonesome Podcat

We’re coming from a place of love, ECC

The Lonesome PodcatThis week, we discuss the ECC’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad weekend, Shelton, Enfield, and The Day Top 10 state coaches’ poll.

Sports Doctor

Fitch’s Mike Ellis and Montville’s Tanner Grove

Sports DoctorFitch head football coach Mike Ellis and Montville head football coach Tanner Grove talk about their impressions of their teams after the first two weeks of the season.

Recorded History

Tales of the Whaling City

Recorded HistoryMystic Seaport historian Fred Calabretta takes us on a high-seas adventure as he delves into the fascinating world of 19th century whaling, particularly the largely...

Magazines and Special Features


Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut

Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut

When Disaster Strikes: Shipwrecks, Storms and Other Calamities in Southeastern Connecticut

When Disaster Strikes: Shipwrecks, Storms and Other Calamities in Southeastern Connecticut

First & Finest: The 100-Year History of Naval Submarine Base New London

First & Finest: The 100-Year History of Naval Submarine Base New London

Looking Back: New London County: Vol. I - The 1860s - 1930s

Looking Back: New London County: Vol. I - The 1860s - 1930s

The Charles W. Morgan: A Picture History of an American Icon

The Charles W. Morgan: A Picture History of an American Icon

A Pictorial History of: The National Coast Guard Museum

A Pictorial History of: The National Coast Guard Museum: Respect the Past | Engage the Present | Look to the Future


The Republican candidate for governor, Bob Stefanowski, has vowed to phase out the income tax over eight years. His Democratic opponent, Ned Lamont, calls that promise “fantasy.” Who do you believe?

Stefanowski: There was a time when Connecticut had no income tax and it can return to those days.


Lamont: The income tax brings in half the state revenues, it can’t be eliminated.


Stefanowski’s claim he will eliminate the income tax may be unrealistic, but I’d still rather have the guy who wants to cut taxes.


I haven’t heard a realistic plan to fix state finances from either one.


Number of votes: 847