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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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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Wheeler Class of 2018 serves as a milestone

Graduates are asked to take out their cameras and photograph something they will remember for years to come, during Principal Kristen St. Germain's address at the 62nd Wheeler High School commencement in North Stonington on Thursday, June 21, 2018. (Tim Martin/The Day)

On the Wheeler Library lawn Thursday evening, donned in maroon and white, 44 students became the 62nd class to graduate from Wheeler High School and the last one that will graduate from the old Wheeler High School building.

A few thousand watch as 497 graduate Norwich Free Academy

Graduate Morgan Langley executes a dramatic hair flip as she takes the stage to accept her diploma during commencement exercises for the Norwich Free Academy Class of 2018 on Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Norwich.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Commencement speaker Wally Lamb, Class of 1968, took the 497 graduates on the athletic field at Norwich Free Academy on a 50-year journey to the past, then asked them to imagine themselves 50 years from now.

Making music in New London

Say Jilva Jamson performed outside the Garde Arts Center in New London as part of International Make Music Day on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The Southeastern Connecticut chapter featured over 60 artists through New London County, from drum circles to hip-hop DJs to folk musicians. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Say Jilva Jamson performed outside the Garde Arts Center as part of International Make Music Day on Thursday.

Lieutenant governor candidate Eva Burmudez Zimmerman meets supporters in New London

Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, center, a candidate for lieutenant governor, answered questions and posed for pictures Thursday, June 21, 2018, at a campaign rally at The Social Bar + Kitchen in New London. (Greg Smith/The Day)

Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, a candidate for lieutenant governor, is a millennial. She speaks to issues like child care that impact middle class families. And she is a diverse face in a mostly white state political landscape

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Regents approve plan to consolidate community colleges in 2023

The governing board of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges voted Thursday to move forward with implementing a new plan to merge the schools into a single accredited institution — but this time in five years.

Connecticut congressional delegation heading to US border

Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are heading to the US border to meet with migrant families

Probation program denied for ex-public defender investigator

A judge won't allow a former investigator for Connecticut's public defender's office who's accused of intimidating a witness to enter a special program that could have resulted in his charges being erased

Man ordered held on $1 million bail for daughter's death

Ohio man who was convicted of killing his wife in Massachusetts more than 20 years ago is ordered held on $1 million bail on charges that he killed his daughter in Connecticut

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ABC orders 'Roseanne' spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr

ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall