Occhialini leaving Montville for state gig

Ray Occhialini, Montville's fire marshal and emergency management director, in the Emergency Operation Center located in Montville Town Hall on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Long-time fire marshal and emergency management director Ray Occhialini is joining the State Fire Marshal's Office after 31 years serving Montville.

Walking for a cause

Participants walk through Williams Memorial Park during the Walk to End Homelessness on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in New London. The 11th annual walk, organized by the Homeless Hospitality Center and Connecticut College, works to increase awareness about homelessness and raise support for the center. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Participants walk through Williams Memorial Park during the the 11th annual Walk to End Homelessness in New London on Sunday.

Groton food service workers raising money to pay off student lunch debt

As of April 1, 535 students had meal accounts that were delinquent, resulting in thousands of dollars in lost revenue for the school system.

Police say missing Montville woman has been found

State police on Saturday night canceled a Silver Alert that had been issued for 24-year-old Taylor Hanson. She had gone missing Friday, they'd said. She was found safely, according to troopers at Troop E.

No injuries in New London basement fire

A New London firefighter is shrouded in smoke as he breaks the basement windows for ventilation at the scene of a basement fire at 50 Reyquinn St. in New London on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Two residents were home at the time of the fire. There were no reported injuries. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Firefighters on Saturday afternoon knocked down a basement fire in about five minutes at 50 Reyquinn St.

Pair charged with embezzling $32K from Norwich McDonald's

Police on Friday charged two women with larceny for allegedly embezzling more than $32,000 in cash from the McDonald's at 78 Town St.

3 Montville school administrators charged with failure to report fights

From left: Superintendent Brian C. Levesque, Assistant Principal Tatiana Patten and Principal Jeffrey Theodoss.

State police on Thursday charged three school administrators with failing to report fights that took place in a substitute teacher’s classroom last fall.

Police seek suspects in burglaries at Waterford businesses

Police are looking for two suspects from a string of burglaries that took place overnight into Wednesday morning.

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EB, Navy gearing up for boost in submarine production

The Virginia-class attack submarine South Dakota is under construction on the waterfront at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton on Jan. 27, 2017. Electric Boat and submarine part suppliers are preparing for a ramp-up in submarine production. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The U.S. Navy is working to build three attack submarines in some years as opposed to two, and wants to keep five of its attack submarines in service longer than expected to address a dip in the number of nuclear-powered attack submarines in coming...

As Arctic role grows, Coast Guard cadets get chance to weigh in

First-class Cadet Jordan Fonville works with a model of a commercial Arctic multipurpose support vessel during a naval architecture class on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Coast Guard Academy. As part of their senior project, cadets are designing medium icebreakers for Coast Guard and commercial use. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Coast Guard Academy cadets are thinking up the kind of icebreakers the Coast Guard will need to operate in one of the most remote regions in the world.

Vice President Mike Pence to speak at Coast Guard Academy graduation

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a bilateral meeting with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, at the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru, Saturday, April 14, 2018. Pence will be the keynote speaker at the Coast Guard Academy's graduation on May 23, the academy announced Friday afternoon. (Karel Navarro/AP Photo)

Vice President Mike Pence will be the keynote speaker at the Coast Guard Academy's graduation on May 23, the academy announced Friday afternoon.

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Texas disability groups want a voice at the table in gun debate

A disability rights group in Texas sent out a survey last month, trying to figure out how many of its members became disabled due to gun violence.

Former students recall 1968 protests that shut down Columbia

In this April 30,1968 file photo, a student protester at Columbia University is forcibly removed from the campus by plainclothes New York City police after they entered buildings occupied by the students, and ejected those participating in the sit-ins. Fifty years ago, more than 700 protesters were arrested and more than 130 were injured when police retook the occupied buildings, during what was part of a year of global turmoil. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)

Fifty years ago this week, students occupied five buildings at New York's Columbia University and shut down the Ivy League campus in a protest over racism and the Vietnam war.

With dogs in tow, Maine community remembers Barbara Bush

Dog walkers gather to remember former first lady Barbara Bush at Gooch's Beach in Kennebunk, Maine, Sunday, April 22, 2018. The former first lady loved to walk her dogs and chat with the locals during visits to Maine. Barbara Bush died Tuesday at home in Houston at the age of 92. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

People have gathered on a Maine beach to remember Barbara Bush, who with her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, spent years at their summer home in Kennebunkport