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Blessing the bikes in New London

Motorcyclists line up for the drive-thru blessing at the New London Motorcycle Club's annual bike blessing Sunday, May 15, 2022 at New London Waterfront Park. The event re-located from Ocean Beach Park where it was held last year. The event opened at 11 a.m. with vendor booths, food trucks, a bike show, and music by the band American Honey on City Pier Plaza. The drive-thru blessing began at 2 p.m. The $10 admission fee benefits a number of local charities, including Covenant Shelter, Waterford Country School, and MALTA, Inc. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Hundreds of motorcyclists crowded the waterfront park and downtown New London for the annual New London Motorcycle Club blessing of the bikes Sunday.

Music celebrates culture at New London festivals

Steve Marien, center, and the jazz group Latin Essence, from back left, Eric German, Miguel Rios Jr., Ben Velazquez, Rufus

At events throughout the year, the sounds represent the broad spectrum of this culturally, ethnically and racially diverse city.

Former Waterford superintendent David Cattanach dies

An undated photo of former Waterford Superintendent of Schools David Cattanach. Courtesy of Suzanne Cattanach.

Cattanach, 90, the town's former superintenendent of schools and RTM member, died suddenly at his home here on Thursday.


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