Police issue reminder of alcohol, parking and traffic bans for Mystic Irish Parade

The drum major for the Ancient Order of Hibernian's Pipes and Drums of Newport, R.I., leads the band through downtown Mystic during the 14th annual Mystic Irish Parade on March 19, 2017.  This year's parade will be held Sunday, March 25, 2018. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The Stonington and Groton Town police departments are reminding those who plan to attend Sunday’s Mystic Irish Parade of the ban on public consumption of alcohol as well as temporary no-parking areas and road closures.

Preston school officials explain proposed budget to finance board

The Board of Education presented its proposed $12 million 2018-19 budget to the Board of Finance Thursday, outlining the need for the 3 percent spending increase including a new full-time social worker and an additional classroom teacher to reduce...

Simmons outlines Stonington budget challenges

In the budget address that accompanied his proposed general government and capital improvement budgets for 2018-19, First Selectman Rob Simmons outlined a host of fiscal challenges that face the town.


Stonington Free Library asks town to help fund its handicapped-access project

The Stonington Free Library is seeking to renovate its building to make it handicapped accessible by adding two handicapped bathrooms, an elevator and a new ramp.

New London plans upgrades at Water Street parking garage

With an eye toward a future explosion in city parking needs, the city’s Parking Authority will start a series of maintenance and improvement projects Monday at the city-owned Water Street parking garage.

Groton town manager says he wants to stay

The town manager of Groton has withdrawn himself from consideration for the city administrator’s job in Urbana, Ill.

Fire causes multiple explosions at Boyd's Used Auto Parts in Norwich

The City of Norwich Fire Department's tower ladder pumps water on the fire as firefighters battle a blaze at Boyd's Used Auto Parts on Corning Road in Norwich, Thursday, March 22, 2018.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

An accidental fire at Boyd’s Used Auto Parts sent smoke into the air that could be seen from New London, but it resulted in no injuries, according to Norwich Fire Chief Kenneth Scandariato.

Groton Town police adopt new policy for school safety

Inspired by an early March meeting among several police chiefs and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Groton Town police have adopted a new policy regarding officer presence in schools.

Residents of five New London apartments displaced after fire

New London firefighters extinguish a structure fire in the rear of 12 Sharaf St. in New London, March 22, 2018. No injuries were reported. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The residents of the five apartments at 12 Sharaf St. have been displaced after a fire at the back of the building tore off the siding and broke a few windows, according to New London Fire Battalion Chief Tom Curcio.



il Pomod'Oro will serve up handicapped access after all

First Selectman Mark Nickerson says there was a misunderstanding in which the building owner and...


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Judge dismisses extortion case against Boston mayor's aides

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