GASP's Youth Peer Advocate recognized with 'Good Neighbor Award'

Groton Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention has announced in a news release that recent Fitch High School graduate Robert McDade Jr., who serves as GASP's Youth Peer Advocate, is the winner of the 2019 Good Neighbor Award.

Region natives graduate from college

Natives of southeastern Connecticut graduate from colleges and universities around the country.

Wellness Ride stopped in New London on Sunday

Former professional hockey player Richie Crowley, as part of an 85-day Wellness Ride and “Athletic Art” installation, is biking across the U.S from July to October and arrived in New London Sunday.

Lymes' Senior Center opened during day as cooling center

Old Lyme Emergency Management has opened the Lymes' Senior Center at 26 Town Woods Road from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday "for individuals who would like to escape the excessive heat."

Health district: No swimming, wading at East Lyme beach until further notice

Elevated bacterial counts in water samples at Giants Neck Heights beach prompted Ledge Light Health District to close the area until further notice on Friday.

LOCAL

Old Colchester Road closure in Montville

Old Colchester Road will be closed starting Monday at 8 a.m. from Chesterfield Road to Fellows Road for the replacement of a culvert.

New London Stormwater Authority starts street sweeping project

Contractors started a citywide street sweeping initiative this week, a project funded by the newly formed Stormwater Authority.

Tri-Town Trail secures easements for first 1.25 miles of northern portion

The easements include property between Avery Hill Road and Route 117 that connect to open space already owned by the town.

Police logs - July 21, 2019

Arrests by state and local police departments around the region.

Police: Old Lyme man dead after single-car crash

A one-car motor vehicle accident on Town Woods Road, approximately a tenth of a mile east of Burr Road, about 7 a.m. Saturday morning has left a man dead, state police said.

Police logs - July 20, 2019

Arrests by state and local police departments across the region.

COLUMNS

Port Authority has applied to demolish part of historic pier

The Central Vermont Railroad Pier, in the center of a $93 million port transformation being planned...

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South Korea fires warning shots at Russian warplane

South Korean fired warning shots after a Russian military plane violated South Korea's airspace in the first such incident between the countries

STATE/NORTHEAST

NYC mayor calls for probe as many wait for power to return

People line up to get dry ice from a Con Edison truck in a neighborhood without power in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, July 22, 2019. Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation Monday of power outages that came at the end of this weekend's oppressive heat, saying he no longer trusts utility Con Edison after it decided to turn off power to thousands of customers. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for an investigation of power outages that came at the end of this weekend's oppressive heat, saying he no longer trusts utility Con Edison after it decided to turn off power to thousands of customers

Titanic survivor's light-up cane goes for $62,500 at auction

This 2019 file photo provided by Guernsey's Auction House shows a walking cane that was owned by Titanic survivor Ella White. The cane, contained a built-in electric light that she used to signal from a lifeboat. Guernsey's said Monday, July 22, 2019, that the cane sold for $62,500 during an auction of several maritime items in Newport, R.I. (Rafael Zegarra/Guernsey's Auction House via AP, File)

A Titanic survivor's walking stick with an electric light she used to signal for help from a lifeboat has sold for $62,500 at an auction of maritime items in Rhode Island

Lawmakers' probe of motor vehicle agency's role in fatal case put on hold

In this July 6, 2019, file photo, motorcyclists participate in a ride in Randolph, N.H., to remember seven bikers killed there in a collision with a pickup truck in June. State transportation officials in Massachusetts were expected to be questioned during a legislative hearing on Monday, July 22, 2019, in Boston, about the Registry of Motor Vehicles' failure to suspend the commercial license of the truck driver charged in the crash that killed the seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire. (Paul Hayes/Caledonian-Record via AP, File)

Massachusetts lawmakers opened and then abruptly suspended their inquiry into the troubles at the state motor vehicle department exposed by a crash that killed seven motorcyclists

Lockdown ordered at R.I. prison after inmate is stabbed

The Rhode Island Department of Corrections has ordered a lockdown at the state prison because an inmate stabbed another inmate

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