Tesla, dealers remain at odds as lawmakers urge compromise

A Tesla Motors electric car outside a company's store at the Easton Town Center shopping mall in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 23, 2016. The company says it would be willing to compromise with dealerships in Connecticut to allow some direct sales of Tesla vehicles here. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg photo)

Lawmakers hope to drive Tesla and auto dealers back to the negotiating table. A bill that would let Tesla sell directly to Connecticut consumers hangs in the balance.

Online gaming, sports betting could get a shot this legislative session

In state legislature, calls for a gambling study and the regulation of online gaming, and potentially sports betting, have overshadowed casino expansion.

Former VP Biden in Connecticut visit: America in battle for 'the soul' of nation

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a moderated conversation with WNPR's Lucy Nalpathanchil at the annual Mary and Louis Fusco Distinguished Lecture Series at Southern Connecticut State University, Friday, March 23, 2018, in New Haven, Conn. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register via AP)

Former Vice President Joe Biden says America is in a battle for "the soul" of the nation

Coast Guard: 5 sex offenses reported at academy during 2015-16 school year

The U.S. Coast Guard says there were five reports of sexual assault or other sexual offenses at its service academy in Connecticut in the 2015-2016 school year

Drivers sue over Rhode Island speed cameras that issued 12,000 tickets

Some of the thousands of drivers who received tickets from speed cameras in school zones in Rhode Island's capital city have filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to get the program thrown out


Tribes raise the specter of state losing years of slots revenues

Under the decades-old state–tribe gaming agreements, or compacts, that granted the tribes the exclusive right to operate casinos in Connecticut, the tribes could stop sharing their existing casinos’ slot-machine revenues with the state...

Connecticut beefs up election system security

Connecticut election officials are beefing up security to guard against any disruption by foreign actors during this year's elections

Tolls clear one legislative committee, but fate remains in doubt

The legislature's Transportation Committee narrowly passed a bill Thursday that could establish tolls on Connecticut highways — but the measure's ultimate fate remained uncertain.

Judge dismisses extortion case against Boston mayor's aides

A federal judge has dismissed the case against two Boston mayor's aides accused of pressuring music festival organizers into hiring union workers

Couple indicted in Syrian bomb-making scheme

Federal prosecutors in Massachusetts say a husband and wife have been indicted on charges that they did business with a Syrian company that developed bombs used against U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

School board settles lawsuit alleging cult indoctrination

A Connecticut school board has signed off on a $62,500 settlement of a lawsuit that accused four educators of indoctrinating three sisters into a religious cult that celebrates death

Connecticut police shoot armed, distraught man

Police in Connecticut have shot a man they say was distraught and armed with a shotgun

Lawmakers consider bills to reclassify young adult offenders

State lawmakers are considering proposals from Governor Dannel P. Malloy designed to keep more young offenders out of Connecticut's prisons



Maybe Connecticut should outsource its government to Massachusetts

Connecticut keeps losing ground to Massachusetts and ceding opportunity, first its gambling...


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Groton Town police identify woman in hotel death

Town police have identified the woman who was found dead at the Ramada Inn Friday as 31-year-old Jonelle Quamme of Groton.

Boyd's Used Auto Parts open, damage minimal

Firefighters from the Yantic fire department walk up Corning Road to assist in battling a blaze at Boyd's Used Auto Parts in Norwich on Thursday, March 22, 2018.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The fire that sent thick black smoke into the air, destroyed 20 cars and damaged a small building at Boyd’s Used Auto Parts, Inc. “could have been a lot worse,” Norwich Fire Chief Kenneth Scandariato said Friday, especially...

Police investigating untimely death at Ramada Inn in Groton

Police are investigating the untimely death of a woman who was found early Friday morning at the Ramada Inn located at 156 Kings Highway.

Fire causes multiple explosions at Boyd's Used Auto Parts in Norwich

The City of Norwich Fire Department's tower ladder pumps water on the fire as firefighters battle a blaze at Boyd's Used Auto Parts on Corning Road in Norwich, Thursday, March 22, 2018.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

An accidental fire at Boyd’s Used Auto Parts sent smoke into the air that could be seen from New London, but it resulted in no injuries, according to Norwich Fire Chief Kenneth Scandariato.


When workaholic K-9s retire, it can be a tough transition

Bessie, a retired New London Police work dog belonging New London K-9 Officer Jeffrey Nichols, keeps an eye on the neighborhood at Nichols' home in Brooklyn on Friday, March 9, 2018. The bloodhound officially retired on Feb. 1 from the New London Police Department, where her primary role was that of a tracking dog. (Tim Cook/The Day)

While pets are generally left at home, K-9s are with their partners all time. They live together and they work together finding missing people, making drug busts and tracking down suspects. But when the time finally comes for the dogs to retire, the...

Norwich native takes helm as Fort Lauderdale mayor

Dean Trantalis, 64, a Norwich native, was elected as mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on March 13, 2018, and was sworn in Tuesday, March 20, 2018. He’s the first openly gay mayor in the city’s history. (Courtesy of the Fort Lauderdale mayor’s office)

Dean Trantalis won election as the first openly gay mayor of Fort Lauderdale on March 13. He was sworn in on March 20. His political activism dates back to his days in student government in Norwich and at Boston University.

Ledyard agri-science students learn to garden, combat hunger

The $3,000 grant will cover elementary school lessons, a community lecture and a school garden to grow vegetables for the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center.

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week beginning March 25, 2018.