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Two displaced after New London kitchen fire

Two people have been displaced after a kitchen fire broke out in a 30-unit apartment building at 73 Washington St. on Friday afternoon. There were no injuries.

Courtney announces $850K in federal funding for eastern Connecticut fire departments

Rep. Joe Courtney on Thursday announced more than $850,000 in federal funding for fire departments across Eastern Connecticut, including New London, Groton and Norwich.

Norwich Public Works to do special brush collection

The Public Works Department will run an emergency brush pickup starting Monday to collect debris from Tropical Storm Isaias.

Due to bacteria levels, swimming discouraged at Giants Neck Heights and Old Black Point Beach

Ledge Light Health District found elevated bacterial counts at both beaches in water sampling Monday and resampling Wednesday.

Officers hear shots fired, find shell casings in New London

City police are trying to determine what happened after officers heard shots fired while on patrol early Wednesday morning in the Blydenburg Avenue area.

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Skimming off the top in New London

Khaliyl Holland takes advantage of the waves from Tropical Storm Isaias to spend time skim boarding Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, on a private beach along Pequot Avenue in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Khaliyl Holland was taking advantage of the waves from Tropical Storm Isaias on Tuesday to spend time skim boarding on a private beach along Pequot Avenue.

An eel for lunch

An egret flies to the shore of a salt pond Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, off Shennecossett Road on the University of Connecticut's Avery Point campus in Groton, with an eel in its beak.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The lift-or-death quality of nature was on display Monday in a salt pond along Shennecossett Road.

Ledyard police investigating apparent suicide

Town police are investigating an apparent suicide Friday afternoon in a dirt-pulloff area in the vicinity of Route 12 between Route 214 and River Drive near the Gales Ferry School.

Police logs - Aug. 7, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments across the region.

Police logs - Aug. 6, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments across the region.

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Why some voters have not yet received absentee ballots

The Secretary of the State’s Office sent absentee ballots to all but 20,000 registered Democrats and Republicans ahead of the Aug. 11 primary election. It's up to town and city clerks to send out the remaining ballots.

Police: Sex offender used restaurant Wi-Fi to get child porn

The top federal prosecutor in Rhode Island says a man who used the Wi-Fi network at a restaurant to access child pornography was arrested Tuesday

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

A coalition of teachers, students, and families protest during a rally called National Day of Resistance Against Unsafe School Reopening Opening, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in New York. Organizers said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio, New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, and the Department of Education must stop the in-person reopening of schools until it is safe for all. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

New York’s governor said Friday that he would allow children statewide to return to classrooms for the start of the new school year, citing the state’s success in battling the coronavirus pandemic

Weekly poems elevate New Hampshire city's virus newsletters

Poet Tammi Truax looks over her recent work, as her pug

A newsletter that updates residents of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, about the coronavirus pandemic is moving some readers to tears, thanks to weekly contributions from the city's poet laureate

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