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Guardians of the summer sands: Lifeguards prepare for season at Norwich pond

Hannah Maynard, waterfront director for the Norwich Recreation Department beach at Spaulding Pond in Mohegan Park, demonstrates a basic backstroke Thursday, June 17, 2021, for her crew of lifeguards.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Lifeguards at Spaulding Pond in Norwich trained Thursday for their upcoming summer season.

Comings and goings on Ledyard Town Council

For the second time in two months, the Town Council is filling a vacancy on its panel.

Lunch with friends in Groton, with a side of music

Sydney Nunes, 15, plays the song

The group stopped at The Bridge Pizza & Deli after going to Bluff Point State Park on Wednesday.

All Stonington dogs must be licensed by June 30

Town Clerk Cindy Ladwig is reminding dog owners that all dogs over 6 months old must be licensed by June 30 for the 2021-22 year.

UPDATED: Stonington police say three men used SUV to try to rip ATM out of pharmacy

One man was arrested after he and two others usuccessfully tried to use a stolen Kia SUV to drag an ATM out of the Walgreen's pharmacy in Pawcatuck early Tuesday, police say.

Waterford man charged in 2020 fatal vehicle accident

An 80-year-old Waterford man has been charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle.

Groton police search for man suspected in assault

Groton police said they are looking for a 34-year-old man who allegedly assaulted a victim with a beer bottle, causing non-life threatening injuries.

Hundreds without power after truck strikes utility pole in New London

A truck struck a utility pole in New London Tuesday morning, knocking out power for nearly 400 people, according to Eversource.

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moscow have hit a daily record and increased nearly 30% from the day before

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Massachusetts state GOP chair battling party members over anti-gay email

Massachusetts State Rep. Jim Lyons makes a point while he answers questions during an editorial board meeting, Oct. 4, 2018, in Andover, Mass. In a state where Republicans struggle against daunting odds, the Massachusetts GOP Party Chair has found himself in a scorched political battle -- not with Democrats but with members of his own party, including the state’s top Republican -- Gov. Charlie Baker.  (Tim Jean/The Eagle-Tribune via AP)

Massachusetts GOP Party Chair Jim Lyons has found himself in a scorched political battle with members of his own party, including Gov. Charlie Baker

Connecticut lawmakers legalize recreational marijuana

Craig Fishbein, the highest ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, speaks during House debate on a bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Hartford, Conn. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)

A monthslong process to legalize marijuana, which some lawmakers noted has actually been decades in the making, at last came to a conclusion Thursday.

Connecticut Senate will vote on recreational cannabis for third time

The state House passed the legislation Wednesday and rejected a change to the social equity applicant definition.

Company agrees to pay Massachusetts $3.5M for undelivered face masks

A company that authorities say failed to deliver on a contract to supply one million N95 face masks to the state of Massachusetts and then made false statements in connection with its obligation to refund the state has agreed to pay nearly $3.5...

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