Norwich promotes one firefighter to lieutenant, adds new member

Matthew Manke, 9, struggles to pin the new lieutenant’s badge on his father, Jacob Manke, while the boy’s sister, Leah, 13, looks on during Manke’s promotion ceremony Friday, May 25, 2018, at Norwich Fire Department. (Claire Bessette/The Day)

Jacob Manke, 41, an 11-year veteran, was promoted to lieutenant to head the training and safety department, and new firefighter Joseph Muscarella, 22, was welcomed to the city’s paid fire department.

Police: Man with multiple active arrest warrants charged with breaking window

A 38-year-old city man has been charged with breach of peace and criminal mischief for allegedly breaking a window at 25 Tilley St.

Police arrest man who barricaded himself in Groton home

Police take up positions on Mitchell Street in Groton City outside a house where a man was barricaded Friday, May 25, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Police safely apprehended a man who barricaded himself inside his 17 Fleming Court home Friday morning, prompting a large emergency response and a shelter in place alert for neighbors.


Norwich Adult Education holds graduation

Norwich Regional Adult Education held its graduation ceremony Thursday for 42 students in the high school credit diploma program and nine in the General Education Development program.

Students to be honored at 34th annual Nick Woviotis Memorial Scholarship Award ceremony

Kevin Ruiz of New London High School and Emily Smith of Saint Bernard School are co-recipients of the 34th annual Nick Woviotis Memorial Scholarship Award. The awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Italian Dramatic Club in New...

Harbor School revives Memorial Day celebration

After a several-year hiatus, Harbor School has revived a Memorial Day program to be held at 11 a.m. on Friday.

Police logs - May 25, 2018

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Groton motorcycle accident sends two to hospital

Town police responded to a report of a motorcycle down in the area of Groton Square and Kentucky Fried Chicken at 8:05 p.m.

Norwich police make two arrests in December home invasion, assault

Police say a bitter business partnership breakup led to a Dec. 1 home invasion and assault at a home on West Town Street that resulted in two arrests.



Bargain gambling at Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun?

If Connecticut legalizes betting, the tribes say they would stop making payments on their slot...


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White House objects to three-subs-a-year plan

The hull of the Virginia-class attack submarine South Dakota (SSN 790) is seen under construction at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton on Nov. 17, 2016. The White House’s Office of Management and Budget on Friday objected to a provision in a massive defense bill approved Thursday by the House that would press the Navy to procure two additional Virginia-class subs in 2022 and 2023. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The White House’s Office of Management and Budget has objected to a provision in a massive defense bill approved by the House that would press the Navy to procure two additional Virginia-class subs in 2022 and 2023.

Another $5K reward offered for info on Rhode Island church fire

Federal officials have announced another $5,000 reward for information about a fire that damaged a Rhode Island church in December

2 hurt as Westerly quarry blasting sends granite flying into truck

A planned explosion at a quarry in a Rhode Island town sent granite flying into a nearby truck, injuring two town employees

Stop & Shop recalls frozen broccoli amid listeria concerns

The Stop & Shop supermarket chain has issued a recall for its store brand frozen broccoli after listeria was found during routine testing of the product at a store in Connecticut