Conn College grads urged 'to dare'

Brandy Darling dances as she walks to recieve her diploma during Connecticut College's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the school's campus in New London.  A total of 403 Bachelor of Arts degrees were awarded during the College's 101st graduation ceremony.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

College President Katherine Bergeron urged this year’s graduates to not only remember the school’s first graduating class, but to be “glad to dare” as they had 100 years ago.

 Connecticut College's 101st Commencement

Neighbors oppose Mystic marina redevelopment project

This shed on the Seaport marine property sits at the foot of Cottrell Street and would be demolished as part of the Smiler's Wharf project.

On May 28 a large group of neighbors are expected to attend a public hearing on a master plan application by owners of Seaport Marine to redevelop the property into the Smiler's Wharf development.

Billionaire says he'll pay off student loans of entire college graduating class, estimated at $40M

Robert F. Smith, left, laughs with David Thomas, center, and actress Angela Bassett at Morehouse College on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Atlanta. Smith, a billionaire technology investor and philanthropist, said he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College - an estimated $40 million. Smith, this year's commencement speaker, made the announcement Sunday morning while addressing nearly 400 graduating seniors of the all-male historically black college in Atlanta.  (Bo Emerson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans -- estimated at up to $40 million.


Amy Lee’s mighty voice wows in Evanescence show at Mohegan Sun

That hurricane-force voice roared and leapt and growled and reflected the heights and depths of emotion as she seemed to live the brooding lyrics.


George Kent returns to conduct the Chorus of Westerly

Nearly 60 years after first striding to the podium to lead The Chorus of Westerly in its first concert, George Kent returned triumphantly Saturday night to a hall now named after him to conduct the exact same Handel piece that started it all.


Groton group working to discourage drinking, drug use during prom/graduation season

As prom and graduation parties are being planned, the Groton Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (GASP) is encouraging residents to take steps to prevent underage drinking and drug use.


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