Proposed cuts to bus districts, Shore Line East create concern

Jennifer Lortie, left, a Canterbury resident who has cerebral palsy, talks with fellow passenger Mike Gleason of Taftville as they ride the Route 9 Southeast Area Transit District bus on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.

Residents, local officials, transit districts, and drivers unions, raise concerns about the impact of possible service reductions to public transportation that could go into effect July 1.

Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel as he meets with law enforcement officers at Broward County Sheriff's Office in Pompano Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, following Wednesday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Donald Trump has made a grim trip to a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders.

Most local school districts see drop in performance rates

Most school districts in southeastern Connecticut saw declines in overall performance between 2015-16 and 2016-17, per a 12-factor system from the Connecticut State Department of Education.

Is the bright new marquee at this movie theater too much for Madison?

Arnold Gorlick, owner of the Madison Arts Cinemas, has caused a stir with installation of and LED marquee outside the theater, in Madison, seen Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.  (Tim Martin/The Day)

A new LED marquee atop Madison Art Cinemas, the two-screen, Boston Post Road theater that attracts film buffs from New Haven to New London and beyond, has caused a stir.

Budweiser Clydesdales to return to upcoming Mystic Irish Parade

Organizers of the 15th annual Mystic Irish Parade have announced that the Budweiser Clydesdales will participate in the March 25 parade.

Fuel constraints could hit New England grid by 2024

While New England relies on more clean energy, the region's energy grid operators say insufficient natural gas pipelines could lead to higher prices and less reliability, especially in future winters.

New L+M program aims to help patients facing amputation

Dr. Robert Attaran and patient William Beebe of Groton shake hands after discussing his discharge instructions and follow-up information after having a procedure done at the office of the Limb Preservation Program at the Lawerence + Memorial Pequot Health Center in Groton on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Around 40 patients in the New London area are now seeing a team of doctors from multiple specialties who assemble at L+M’s Pequot Health Center in Groton once a week to treat patients with foot or leg wounds that come with complications from diabetes or vascular disease.

Preston schools work to help immigrant students learn

Second-grader Austin Sung, left, a native Chinese speaker, gets some help from classmate Nathan Gardner during a lesson on adaptation and animals on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at Preston's Veterans' Memorial School. The Preston school district has eight students for whom English is a second language but no English learners program. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Preston’s two schools are not exempt from the need to help students who arrive with little to no knowledge of English, although on a much smaller scale than typical urban districts.

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