Maddie Martin, 20, was born with Alport syndrome, a genetic mutation that affects her kidneys, eyes and ears. A transplant was needed to save her life and in June, Tammy McManaway of Lisbon decided to donate a kidney to her.
Karl Saszik, 47, and his brother, 50-year-old Erik of Chicago, both native New Londoners, planned a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro a year ago as an adventurous reunion. They spent a week climbing a total of 48 miles round trip.
The New London school district, plagued by scandal even as it attempts to build a reputation for its magnet school offerings, is busy this summer filling some of the 76 vacancies reported as of June 21.
Authorities say an unconscious swimmer has been taken to the hospital after being pulled from a Connecticut lake.
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