Out-of-town visitor to Groton

The USS Indianapolis (LCS-17), a Freedom-variant combat ship, passes the Historic Ship Nautilus docked at the Submarine Force Museum on its way Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. The ship is at the base for safe harbor to avoid bad weather, Navy officials said. The ship was commissioned on Oct. 26, 2019, in Burns Harbor, Ind., and is the fourth ship to bear the name Indianapolis.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The USS Indianapolis (LCS-17), a Freedom-variant combat ship, passes the Historic Ship Nautilus docked at the Submarine Force Museum on its way Friday to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.

Massachusetts man charged with sexually assaulting 14-year-old Griswold girl

Police launched the investigation after the victim’s parents called police on Feb. 10 reporting that they had found a man visiting their 14-year-old daughter in their home in the middle of the night.

New London police choose union leadership

The New London Police Union, AFSCME Local 724, announced on Thursday the results of recent elections.

Turning a leaf in Stonington

Stonington Borough Highway Department employee Gary Farrell, left, and foreman Sue Cordeiro, back, use gas-powered leaf blowers Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, to clear the lawn of Wadawanuck Square. Cordeiro, who has worked for the highway department for 38 years, says this is the third, of likely four, clearings of the lawn this fall.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Borough Highway Department employee Gary Farrell, left, and foreman Sue Cordeiro, back, use gas-powered leaf blowers Thursday to clear the lawn of Wadawanuck Square.

Eversource to inspect transmission lines by helicopter

Weather permitting, the flights will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. beginning this week through Nov. 21, the utility said Thursday in a news release.

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Dog's day at the beach in Groton

Courtney Wilson of Mystic plays with her dog Ezra at Esker Point Beach on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Groton. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Courtney Wilson of Mystic plays with her dog Ezra on Wednesday at Esker Point Beach.

Old Lyme Library renovations kick off this week

A rendering of the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library once renovations are complete. The photo does not represent the final color scheme. (Courtesy of Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library Director Katie Huffman)

After years of discussion and plotting, the Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library finally broke ground on long-planned renovation work Monday that will both update and modernize the library’s interior.

7 forced out when fire badly damages Norwich apartment house

Firefighters work to put out hotspots in an apartment house fire at 88 Otrobando Avenue in Norwich on Sunday, November 17, 2019.  There were no injuries in the fire which began about 12:30 p.m. and displaced six people.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

A fire badly damaged a three-unit apartment building at 88 Otrobando Ave. in the city's Yantic section early Sunday afternoon.84 Otrobando Ave. in the city's Yantic section.

Police logs - Nov. 17, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Police logs - Nov. 16, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

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Bloomberg apologizes for ‘stop-and-frisk’ police practice

In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference at a gun control advocacy event in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is reversing his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run

Speeding up Connecticut to NYC commute is goal of 2 plans

New transportation improvement plans for Connecticut stress the importance of a faster commute to New York City

Stonington man among 10 vets to be added to Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame

Ten Connecticut veterans will be added to the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame

Report: Nearly half of Connecticut households lack resources

A new report shows nearly half of Connecticut lack enough resources to cover basic needs like housing and health care

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