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Restaurant, apartment building win preliminary approvals in New London

A woman with a successful New York-based catering business is planning to transform the vacant former Citizens Bank branch at 458 Ocean Ave. into the city’s newest take-out eatery.

Groton biotech firm working on much-needed drug to treat stroke, brain injuries

Led by former Pfizer colleagues, Astrocyte Pharmaceuticals scores publication of preclinical study in leading journal.

East Lyme's Divine Wine Emporium passes to new owners

New owners Pete Porrello, left, and Nimesh Sagar pose for a photo Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at Divine Wine Emporium in East Lyme.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Ken Turcotte sold the business he created 19 years ago to Niantic residents Pete Porrello and Nimesh Sagar.

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Poppy & Rye in Taftville to become new pasta shop, bakery, Italian market

Kathy Auerbach measures out cloves as she works with current owner Bob Adams to make pumpkin whoopie pies Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at Poppy & Rye Bakery in Taftville. Auerbach, a pastry chef, and her partner Justin Burrows, owner of La Stella's Pizzeria, are taking over the shop and turning it into an Italian bakery, pasta shop, market and deli in January. They are learning how to make some of the bakery's popular items, including Russian rye bread, to carry at their shop. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The new La Stella Pasta & Pastry Italian Market is expected to open in mid- to late January.

Fewer Americans shopped during Thanksgiving weekend than last year

Fewer Americans shopped during Thanksgiving weekend than they did last year, but more of them did so in person, data released Tuesday shows.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey steps down as CEO

Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and Square, speaks during the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami on June 4, 2021. (Bloomberg photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui)

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has stepped down as CEO of the social media platform