2018 In Review: Top Stories


Waterford's boys' basketball state title voted The Day's top local sports story of 2018

Waterford's boys' basketball state title voted The Day's top local sports story of 2018

Waterford High School's run to its second boys' basketball state championship of the decade has been voted the No. 1 local sports story in 2018 by The Day.

Top Stories of 2018: Five utility officials indicted on federal corruption charges

Five CMEEC officials were indicted Nov. 8 on federal corruption charges for their roles in planning lavish trips to the Kentucky Derby paid by utility cooperative funds.

Top Stories 2018: New London becomes player in offshore wind

Top Stories 2018: New London becomes player in offshore wind

Offshore wind developers are making big bets on New London.

Top Stories of 2018: Ex-coach charged with sexual assault, sparking probe of NFA officials

Top Stories of 2018: Ex-coach charged with sexual assault, sparking probe of NFA officials

Police charged ex-coach Anthony Facchini with two counts of second-degree sexual assault and are investigating whether NFA officials failed to report the allegations to state authorities.

Top Stories of 2018: Classroom slapboxing rattles Montville School District

Top Stories of 2018: Classroom slapboxing rattles Montville School District

A case involving classroom fighting allegedly supervised by a substitute rocked the Montville School District for months.

Top Stories of 2018: Siblings charged in Griswold home invasion, murders

Top Stories of 2018: Siblings charged in Griswold home invasion, murders

Details of one of the most deadly crimes in a decade emerged in the spring of 2018, when state police charged Sergio Correa and his adopted sister, Ruth, with the Dec. 20, 2017, deaths of Matthew Lindquist, 21, and his parents, Janet and Kenneth.

Top Stories 2018: No third casino

Top Stories 2018: No third casino

Lacking key federal approvals, the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes failed to move ahead with their East Windsor casino project.

Top Stories of 2018: Racial discrimination at the Coast Guard Academy

The Coast Guard Academy this year has faced pressure to address allegations of discrimination and racial disparities.

Top stories of 2018: Couple takes sanctuary in church for 212 days

Top stories of 2018: Couple takes sanctuary in church for 212 days

Facing a deportation order, Malik Naveed bin Rehman and Zahida Altaf lived in the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme from March to October.

Top stories 2018: As state favors Millstone, Dominion cools off closure threats

Top stories 2018: As state favors Millstone, Dominion cools off closure threats

State regulators this year agreed to let Millstone Power Station compete in a higher-priced market among solar, wind and hydropower producers.

Top stories of 2018: Student walkout

Top stories of 2018: Student walkout

Galvanized by a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that claimed the lives of 14 students and three staff members, students here participated in a National School Walkout on March 14.

STAFF PICKS 2018


Tim Cook: Video highlights of 2018

Multimedia Journalist Tim Cook presents some video highlights from stories that he covered in 2018.

The best Day photos of 2018

The best Day photos of 2018

A look at the best photos from The Day in 2018.

Favorites of 2018: Movies and TV

Favorites of 2018: Movies and TV

MOVIES “A Star Is Born” The most purely enjoyable movie of the year, “A Star Is Born” is full of crackling drama, swoony romance and the sheer joy of great music and live concerts. It...

Favorites of 2018: Exhibitions and books

Favorites of 2018: Exhibitions and books

EXHIBITIONS "Louis Comfort Tiffany in New London," permanent exhibition at Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London Tiffany stained glass is, of course, gorgeous, and while this exhibition gives you plenty of wow-worthy...

Favorites of 2018: Stage shows and author talks

Favorites of 2018: Stage shows and author talks

STAGE SHOWS “Cyrano” at Goodspeed’s Terris Theatre in Chester, Aug. 3-Sept. 2 This was THE show to see around here this year. It wasn’t just that it featured “Game of Thrones”...

The Day dining critics on the favorite venues they've reviewed in 2018

Our favorite places to eat, from Stonington, to New London, to Essex.

Favorites of 2018: Music

Favorites of 2018: Music

CONCERTS The Mavericks at the Garde Arts Center, Nov. 30 The first half of the concert was a rollicking Christmas show, and the second half was the most fun dance party of the year. Absolute...