Preparing for the Wigwam Festival

Alden Stahl, right, 8, reacts as his grandmother Jennifer Lee, both of Massachusetts and the Northern Narragansett Tribe, brushes his hair while getting ready for the grand entry of the Mohegan Wigwam Festival on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Fort Shantok State Park in Montville.  The annual event, featuring Native American crafts food and dance, honors the ancient celebration of the Green Corn Festival, a Mohegan Thanksgiving ceremony for corn harvest. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Alden Stahl, right, 8, reacts as his grandmother Jennifer Lee, both of Massachusetts and the Northern Narragansett Tribe, brushes his hair while getting ready for the grand entry of the Mohegan Wigwam Festival at Fort Shantok State Park in Montville on Sunday.

Face of Brodeur breast cancer foundation walk looks for common ground

Johanna D'Addario, this year's honorary chair of the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation's annual fundraising walk, poses with her husband, Tom, in a hospital bed after undergoing a bilateral mastectomy in 2015, shortly after she was diagnosed with lobular breast cancer. (Photo courtesy of Johanna D'Addario)

Johanna D'Addario thinks people touched by breast cancer share some things in common: the ever-present fear that it will come back after treatment, and the realization that they're a different person than before they were diagnosed.

Ledyard’s new ambulance service shows quicker response times, fewer missed calls

After one month receiving ambulance service from American Ambulance, the town has seen average response times drop significantly and there have been no missed calls.

Former state police sergeant, fire investigator named Montville fire marshal

Bill Bundy, who spent three decades in law enforcement with extensive experience in fire investigations, took the reins of the Fire Marshal's Office on Friday.

Sound View sewer project could go to referendum in 2019

While still being planned, a bonding proposal to bring sewers to Sound View and a neighborhood to the north could go to a referendum vote next year.

Trump says his White House counsel not a 'RAT' like Nixon's

In this Aug. 16, 2018 file photo, White House counsel Donald McGahn, left, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Trump insisted Sunday, Aug. 19, that McGahn isn't

President Donald Trump is blasting a New York Times story reporting that the White House counsel has been cooperating with the special counsel's investigation.

'Dream or reality?' Koreans to meet after decades apart

In this Aug. 17, 2018 photo, Lee Soo-nam, 76, shows photos of his brother Ri Jong Song in North Korea during an interview at his home in Seoul, South Korea. Lee is among about 200 war-separated South Koreans and their family members who are crossing into North Korea for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives they haven’t seen for decades. The week-long event beginning Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at North Korea’s Diamond Mountain resort come as the rival Koreas boost reconciliation efforts amid a diplomatic push to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Hundreds of Koreans will participate, starting Monday, in a week of temporary reunions with relatives most haven't seen since the 1950-53 Korean War cemented the division of the Korean Peninsula into the North and South.

Free scarecrow building lessons to precede annual Scarecrow Festival in Preston

The Scarecrow Festival committee will host scarecrow building sessions Sept. 5 and Sept. 11 in preparation for the 13th annual festival on Sept. 22.


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