New London native getting traction with report on social media disinformation

Jack Nassetta, a New London native and graduate of Saint Bernard, poses for a photo in his New London home Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A New London native has gotten attention for a report he co-authored that details how "synthetic actors" on Twitter, presumed to be Russian actors, have sought to influence American public opinion on strikes in Syria.

Members of public walk Ruley's homestead

Frank Manfredi, right, chairman of the Ellis Walter Ruley Project Committee, stands at the home's foundation as he leads a walk around the historic site in Norwich on Sunday, September 23, 2018. The walk was part of The Last Green Valley's

A small group walked on Sunday through the Ellis Walter Ruley Memorial Park, the former home and painting spot of the late artist.

Softball tournament to remember those who have died of opioid overdoses

In this October 2016 file photo, Team Olivia and the Johnston Brothers team stand on the field for the national anthem at the start of the Christopher Johns Memorial Sober Softball Tournament at Washington Park in Groton.  Eight teams named in memory of area men and women who died of heroin or opioid overdoses were scheduled to participate in the event.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Ten teams will take to the baseball diamond at Washington Park wearing shirts that display the names and ages at death of people who lost their lives to opioid overdoses.

As Senate hearing set for Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, as a claim of sexual misconduct emerged from another woman. The New Yorker magazine reported Sunday night that Senate Democrats were investigating a second woman's accusation of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh dating to the 1983-84 academic year, Kavanaugh's first at Yale University. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

The New Yorker magazine reports that Senate Democrats are investigating a second woman's accusation of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Saint Bernard alum donates $100K to renovations campaign

Jason Cohenour, a 1979 Saint Bernard grad, recently donated $100,000 to the Hendricks Challenge, a fundraising challenge for renovations.

Chyung has new lawyer and trial date in Norwich murder case

Chihan Eric Chyung, accused of murdering his newlywed wife at their Norwich home in 2009, has hired prominent Hartford defense attorney Hubert J. Santos and is scheduled to go on trial for the second time in December.

The Day, Chamber to host state Senate debates in October

The Day newspaper and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut are collaborating to present a series of debates among candidates running for state Senate in southeastern Connecticut.

Mashantucket museum hosting international military archaeology conference

An international lineup of world-renowned archeologists is gathering this week at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, host of the 2018 Fields of Conflict conference, which will focus on such topics as battlefield archaeology,...

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Navy should reconsider how to parcel out submarine maintenance work

Repairs to submarines should not await long delays simply to assure that work is done in one of the Navy’s public yards.

This Old Lyme fence dispute might even flummox Frost

Even if it is municipal legal counsel’s opinion the town can’t legally remove the fence, we urge officials to again try to bring the parties in this matter together to work to find...

Opioid use victims need more doctors, medical options

By its very definition, an epidemic means many victims needing many physicians treating them with the most effective methods available.

Nasty trend in our politics not good for state, country

Argue your position, support your candidate, but don’t lose sight that those with differing views are not enemies but fellow Americans.

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The Republican candidate for governor, Bob Stefanowski, has vowed to phase out the income tax over eight years. His Democratic opponent, Ned Lamont, calls that promise “fantasy.” Who do you believe?

Stefanowski: There was a time when Connecticut had no income tax and it can return to those days.

13%

Lamont: The income tax brings in half the state revenues, it can’t be eliminated.

16%

Stefanowski’s claim he will eliminate the income tax may be unrealistic, but I’d still rather have the guy who wants to cut taxes.

28%

I haven’t heard a realistic plan to fix state finances from either one.

43%

Number of votes: 847