MGM Springfield a reflection of its host city

Chefs work on prep at Cal Mare as seen during a media tour of the new MGM Springfield on Monday, August 20, 2018.  The resort casino opens on Friday, August 24 and will be the first of its kind in Massachusetts. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

On the verge of its Friday opening, downtown Springfield casino unveils an 'industrial chic' design.

State Pier could become hub for smaller cargo ships, says federal maritime head

New London Mayor Michael Passero, center, points out aspects of the city's waterfront visible from the state pier complex for U.S. Maritime Administrator Mark H. Buzby, right, and  state executive director of military affairs Bob Ross, left, during a visit to the State Pier complex in New London with Connecticut Port Authority and other officials Monday, August 20, 2018. Buzby visited a number of other maritime industry sites in the region during his visit. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The head of the federal Maritime Administration made a short visit to State Pier Monday, saying the city's deepwater port could be a hub for smaller shippers as "gateway ports" such as New York focus on container ships.

Norwich City Council sends $2.7 million bond for new police radios to referendum

Norwich aldermen agree to send proposed new police radio system to the voters in November.

Judge refuses to lower bond for man charged with beating pregnant girlfriend

The woman said Samuel Castillo repeatedly punched her in the face, pointed a butcher knife at her and suffocated her with a pillow after she attempted to called for help.

Man due in court for assaulting elderly man, stealing his car in New London

A Brookfield man accused of assaulting an 88-year-old man and stealing his car outside a Walgreen's pharmacy in New London in June had been struggling with addiction to heroin and had been dropped off at the Southeastern Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SCADD) detox facility a day earlier.

No change in Montville results in 38th District Democratic primary

Officials will recount Waterford votes at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Town Hall.

New London council approves another step in $150 million school project

The school district is poised to begin planning work for its next major school construction project.

Pope: "No effort must be spared" to fight abuse, but offers no details

In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018 file photo, Pope Francis prays for the victims of the Kerala floods during the Angelus noon prayer in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican. Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the

Pope Francis vowed Monday that "no effort must be spared" to root out priestly sex abuse and cover-up from the Catholic Church, but gave no indication that he would take action to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the crisis to fester.


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Preston residents to vote on school budget for the third time Tuesday

Voters will return to the polls Tuesday for the third referendum on the 2018-19 school budget, an $11.8 million proposal that eliminates universal free preschool and a new social worker position.

Norwich officials condemn 11-unit apartment house

City officials condemned an 11-unit apartment building at 49-51 Sachem St. Friday after a structural engineer said the building was in imminent danger of collapse.

Norwich City Council rejects $8.47 million economic development bond

The aldermen late Monday rejected a proposed $8.47 million economic development bond following heated debate.

BUSINESS

Westerly Sun sold to RI newspaper group

The Westerly Sun reported Monday that its parent company, the Sun Media Group, has agreed to sell the paper and its other publications and websites such as the Mystic River Press to Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers.

Coffee truck fills summertime niche

Non-toxic beauty boutique opens in Old Lyme

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Trump's attempts to stifle dissent

Both the threat to take away security clearances and the demand that staff sign DNAs have the common purpose of silencing critics and creating an alternative reality.

Finding ways to maintain New London schools

If safeguards are included, allowing city schools to tap surplus funds for school maintenance makes a lot of sense.

Huh? Commission created due to gun violence won't address gun violence

Seven speakers at a June 6 commission hearing, including at least one passionate advocate of tougher gun laws, were omitted from the official transcript .

A little help for small business in City of Groton

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy, so an effort to boost their chances of success is laudable.

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