Chocolate cafe opens in downtown Mystic

Owners Bill and Casey Gash at the new Mystic River Chocolate Cafe last month. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Bill and Casey Gash opened Mystic River Chocolate Cafe Jan. 1, with Bill making the chocolate in-house.

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Fiat Chrysler mechanic is quietly transforming muscle cars in unmarked garage in Detroit suburb

Dave Dudek pushes a newly arrived one of a kind 1970 Plymouth Barracuda with sassy grass green into his garage in Clinton Township, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Junfu Han/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

A little-known 48-year-old mechanic who works a day job from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fiat Chrysler in Warren, Mich., is considered a top muscle car restoration expert in North America.

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Niantic Motel condemned Friday morning; 30 people displaced

The Niantic Motel in East Lyme on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, where residents have been told to move out because the fire alarm system has been turned off.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Fire, building and health officials condemned the Niantic Motel on Friday morning after fire officials discovered the building’s fire alarm system had been disconnected, posing health and safety risks.

Ahead of session, Norwich-area legislators ask about marijuana, tolls

The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce held one of its twice-yearly legislative breakfasts on Friday.

Marine construction firm envisions expansion, new pier in New London

Mohawk Northeast Inc. has developed conceptual plans for a new pier and associated site improvement work on property it recently purchased in New London, north of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge. The company plans expansion of its marine services operation now based in Groton. (Courtesy of Mohawk Northeast)

Mohawk Northeast Inc., a heavy civil construction and engineering company that operates a marine services division in Groton, is contemplating an ambitious expansion project in New London.