Hundreds attend March for Our Lives in Stonington

They marched to the front of the school, some chanting, "What do we want? School safety! When do we want it? Now!" and "Hey, ho, the NRA has got to go!"

When workaholic K-9s retire, it can be a tough transition

Bessie, a retired New London Police work dog belonging New London K-9 Officer Jeffrey Nichols, keeps an eye on the neighborhood at Nichols' home in Brooklyn on Friday, March 9, 2018. The bloodhound officially retired on Feb. 1 from the New London Police Department, where her primary role was that of a tracking dog. (Tim Cook/The Day)

While pets are generally left at home, K-9s are with their partners all time. They live together and they work together finding missing people, making drug busts and tracking down suspects. But when the time finally comes for the dogs to retire, the transition for these duos with a unique bond can be difficult.

Tesla, dealers remain at odds as lawmakers urge compromise

A Tesla Motors electric car outside a company's store at the Easton Town Center shopping mall in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 23, 2016. The company says it would be willing to compromise with dealerships in Connecticut to allow some direct sales of Tesla vehicles here. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg photo)

Lawmakers hope to drive Tesla and auto dealers back to the negotiating table. A bill that would let Tesla sell directly to Connecticut consumers hangs in the balance.

Online gaming, sports betting could get a shot this legislative session

In state legislature, calls for a gambling study and the regulation of online gaming, and potentially sports betting, have overshadowed casino expansion.

Norwich native takes helm as Fort Lauderdale mayor

Dean Trantalis, 64, a Norwich native, was elected as mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on March 13, 2018, and was sworn in Tuesday, March 20, 2018. He’s the first openly gay mayor in the city’s history. (Courtesy of the Fort Lauderdale mayor’s office)

Dean Trantalis won election as the first openly gay mayor of Fort Lauderdale on March 13. He was sworn in on March 20. His political activism dates back to his days in student government in Norwich and at Boston University.

Marijuana dispensary, veteran-run farm in works in North Stonington

Nancy Hilton, treasurer, Carolyn Howell, secretary, Dr. Stefana Pecher, chief executive officer, holding plans for a holistic campus, and Doug Capazzi, executive director and president, of Better Together CT Inc., are seen Thursday, March 22, 2018, in North Stonington. They are working to bring a medical marijuana dispensary and veteran-run farm to the town. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A large project with a medical marijuana dispensary, a holistic wellness center and an agricultural development focusing on assisting military veterans may be making its way to town.

Ledyard agri-science students learn to garden, combat hunger

The $3,000 grant will cover elementary school lessons, a community lecture and a school garden to grow vegetables for the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center.

Plans for Coast Guard museum pedestrian bridge move forward

Proposed architectural designs released in December 2016 of the National Coast Guard Museum in New London include a vision of the pedestrian bridge that will connect the city's parking garage with the new museum and Cross Sound Ferry terminal.  (Courtesy of Payette Architects)

The nonprofit organization spearheading the $100 million National Coast Guard Museum is seeking State Bond Commission approval of $1.8 million to continue work on a pedestrian bridge in downtown New London.

Maybe Connecticut should outsource its government to Massachusetts

Connecticut keeps losing ground to Massachusetts and ceding opportunity, first its gambling business and now marijuana



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