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New ordinance to open sober homes to inspections in New London

The 30 or more sober homes operating within the city are expected to move out of the shadows in the coming months with new city regulations that mandate a license.

Noank nonprofit: Child impacted by Trump policy will reunite with family

An immigrant child separated from family and sent to a local shelter under a now-defunct Trump administration policy is on track to reunite with them, a shelter official said Friday.

Fitch graduation focuses on togetherness, making world a better place

Graduates applaud one of the speakers during the Fitch High School commencement at the school in Groton on Friday, June 22, 2018.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

At the Fitch High School graduation ceremony, some speakers seemed to be bursting with glee, while others offered wisdom to students setting out into a rapidly changing world.

East Lyme High School grads told they will continue to make a difference

Graduates are applauded by members of the faculty and staff at the conclusion of commencement exercises for the East Lyme High School Class of 2018 on Friday, June 22, 2018.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

As members of East Lyme High School's Class of 2018 received their diplomas on Friday evening, their families and friends applauded, cheered and sounded horns.

New London Landmarks purchases, plans restoration of Franklin Street home

With an eye toward its future restoration, New London Landmarks purchased a condemned home on Franklin Street on Thursday at a tax auction.

Ledyard grads now part of 'proud past'

Ledyard High School Class of 2018 graduates Brooke Berlin, left, and Isabelle Hammar celebrate at the conclusion of commencement at the school Friday, June 22, 2018. (Tim Martin/The Day)

"Do not be afraid to try; be afraid to not try,” Erika deAndrade, the class poet laureate, recited. "We sit amongst each other, each with our own paths, our own ambitions. We will all face our own struggles. However, wherever our decisions...

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With sports betting, Rhode Island roars by Connecticut, again

The Connecticut General Assembly never managed to take up sports betting, tolls or legalizing pot.

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Protesters want immigration officials out of state courts

A group of local activists, including former New London Mayor Daryl Finizio, left, and state Rep. Christine Conley, second from right, gather to protest Trump administration immigration policies outside the GA10 courthouse on Broad Street in New London on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The demonstration was organized by Finizio, who had to leave early to represent clients in the courthouse.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

"We have parents separated from their children by the federal authorities (in Texas)," Finizio said. "That could happen in New London."

Inmate charged with throwing feces at officer

An inmate at Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Institution threw his feces at a correctional officer on Tuesday, state police said.

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State charges Norwich counselor with stealing Medicaid benefits

The investigation revealed that Susan Britt was the highest paid professional counselor in Connecticut "by far" when compared to her peers, according to the state, and that despite her substantial earnings, she and three family members were enrolled...

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Ex-New England Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank' guilty in slaying

This 1995 file photo taken in West Palm Beach, Fla., and released by the FBI shows Francis P.

An 84-year-old former New England Mafia boss has been convicted of killing a nightclub owner more than two decades ago

Man charged in NYC bike path killings invokes 'Allah' during court appearance

The man charged with murdering eight people on a New York City bike path and injuring many more spoke out in court, invoking "Allah" and defending the Islamic State

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House approves bill expanding treatment for opioid abuse

The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to give health care providers more tools to stem an opioid crisis that kills more than 115 people in the United States daily