New superintendent ready to 'write next chapter' in New London

New London superintendent designate Cynthia Ritchie, center, listens as administrators from the Science and Technology Magnet High School, Director Laurelle Texidor, left, and Assistant Director Bryan Mahon, answer questions from the New London Board of Education on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the school. The board later voted unanimously to hire Ritchie.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Board of Education voted unanimously to hire Cynthia Ritchie as the new school superintendent on Thursday, calling her the best and most qualified choice to lead the district among other candidates interviewed.

Among family and with song, Pawcatuck couple wed at hospital

Shawn Williams sings his wife, Charlene Moosey, their wedding song as family members look on during their wedding ceremony on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London. The couple, who live in Pawcatuck and have two sons, have known each other since they were children. Hospital staff, friends and family worked together to pull off the spiritual wedding, as Moosey has a terminal cancer diagnosis. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Though they said their vows in a hospital room — days after the bride decided to stop treatment for pancreatic cancer — it was a wedding decades in the making. Shawn Williams knew he wanted to marry Charlene Moosey when he was 8 years old and he saw her in Wilcox Park.

 At long last, hospital wedding for Pawcatuck couple

Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman

Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Cosby, 80, could end up spending his final years in prison after a jury concluded he sexually violated Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

Norwich nonprofits weigh court appeals of denials of tax exemptions

Several nonprofit organizations are gearing up to challenge the denial of their property tax-exempt status in court if necessary, but a state official said Thursday that local assessors have authority to interpret state statutes on whether an organization qualifies as a public charity.

Mohegans still have interest in Boston casino license

This April 24, 2018 aerial photo shows construction progress on the MGM Casino complex in downtown Springfield, Mass., which is on track to open in August, a few weeks ahead of schedule. (Patrick Johnson/The Republican via AP)

While MGM Resorts International moved up the opening date for its Springfield casino Thursday, the Mohegan Tribe fueled speculation that it’s still interested in the Greater Boston casino license, should that license become available

Current Norwich school budget will end with big deficit June 30

School administrators are projecting the current school budget will end in a shortfall of $1.5 million to $2 million by June 30, and will send the totals to the City Council with a request for funds to cover the deficit.

North Stonington to consider making horses tax exempt

Zoe Freese, of North Stonignton, left, and Chris Perez ride in a wagon pulled by her horse McCord down Babcock Road on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in North Stonington.  The town is considering making horses tax exempt. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

During a meeting early this week, members of the Board of Selectmen unanimously expressed their support for moving forward a measure that would make horses that are housed in town tax exempt. This means residents will more than likely have the ability to vote on giving horses tax-exempt status at a...

Skippers celebrates 15 years; looks toward second location

April 21 marked the 15th anniversary of the opening of Skippers Seafood Restaurant, and to celebrate, owner Lefty Tsiropoulos is going big.


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