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Formica, Marx disagree on minimum wage, police accountability bill in 20th Senate debate

Democrat Martha Marx and Republican Sen. Paul Formica at the 20th District State Senate debate Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at the Garde Arts Center in New London.

Three-term Republican incumbent state Senator Paul Formica and his Democratic challenger Martha Marx, debated issues such as the police accountability bill, minimum wage, marijuana, racial equality and the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday night.

Judge hears arguments in Norwich woman's suit against Harvard over slave photos

Tamara Lanier has sued Harvard seeking release of 170-year-old images of her enslaved ancestors.

Funding resources available to hard-hit shellfish farming industry

Officials highlighted on Tuesday the federal funding available to the hard-hit shellfish farming industry.

Singing on the porch

National Theater Institute student Max Younger, right, and Patrick Thompson, center, stay on different areas of the porch as they work through a song on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's campus in Waterford.  The rehearsal was part of a singing class taught by Anne Tofflemire who sat on the opposite side of the porch from students.  The class is usually held indoors with groups of students but with this COVID-19 protocols students meet one-on-one outdoors said Tofflemire.  Social distancing and masks are required on the school's campus for all students and visitors. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

National Theater Institute student Max Younger and Patrick Thompson stay to different areas of the porch as they work through a song on Tuesday at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.

Rowing on the Mystic River

The Stonington High School girls crew team passes the Mystic Seaport Museum Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, while practicing on the Mystic River.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The Stonington High School girls crew team passes the Mystic Seaport Museum Tuesday while practicing on the Mystic River. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Groton nursing home struggling with COVID-19 outbreak

Since mid-September, the 120-bed Fairview Rehabiliation and Skilled Nursing Care Center has seen 52 residents and 17 staff members test positive for COVID-19. Two residents have died.

Candidates mull how to help arts organizations in pandemic recovery

The Connecticut Arts Alliance and partners hosted a Create the Vote forum Tuesday with candidates from the shoreline and eastern Connecticut.

Marine Sciences Building at Avery Point campus to be renamed in honor of Weicker

A ceremony will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in which the Marine Sciences Building at UConn’s Avery Point campus will be renamed in honor of former Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr.

Free COVID-19 testing in North Stonington Sunday

The Ledge Light Health District will host free COVID-19 testing at the Wheeler Middle School Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Port Authority, New London agree to fund study at Fort Trumbull fishing piers

The Connecticut Port Authority has agreed to use some of the $3 million promised by the offshore wind industry to explore the feasibility of expanding the piers at Fort Trumbull to also accommodate two commercial fishermen being displaced from State...

Needleman secures several endorsements in run for 33rd Senate District

Democratic State Sen. Norm Needleman, D-Essex, has received endorsements from several organizations in his reelection run for the 33rd Senate District seat, most recently from NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut.

Ledyard man charged with voyeurism after filming women ‘for the thrill’

Ryan Parks has been charged with voyeurism for allegedly filming inappropriate videos of women in Kohl’s and Target stores in Enfield.

Water line repair completed in Bozrah

Norwich Public Utilities crews completed repairs at about 2 a.m. Tuesday on a broken 30-inch water main on Fitchville Road.

In the Times: A new way to read the newspaper

Now we are offering one more bonus: the opportunity for sharing your hometown newspaper with others outside our circulation area.

Creativity Heals: Giving back through photography

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Rebecca Rose’s journey has led her to a way to combine her passions for entrepreneurship, photography, fine art and design.

Norwich neighbor dispute leads to alleged racial slur, BB gun fire

Norwich police said a neighbor dispute escalated into an alleged exchange of racial and homosexual slurs followed by BB gun fire last Wednesday.

Person sustains life-threatening gunshot wound at Groton-New London Airport

A person sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound on Monday that state police said occurred in an incident in which there appears to be no criminal aspect.

Police logs - Oct. 18, 2020

Area by state and local police across the region.

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Attorney General Tong argues to keep whistleblower complaints secret

The attorney general fought before the Freedom of Information Commission to keep a whistleblower...

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MILITARY/DEFENSE

2019 was a landmark year for Connecticut's defense industry

Electric Boat hosts the christening ceremony on Oct. 5, 2019, for the future attack submarine Oregon (SSN 793) at its facilities in Groton. Military contractors in Connecticut received $37.1 billion in defense contracts in 2019. The main reason for the uptick was the $22.2 billion contract awarded to submarine builder Electric Boat in December.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Military contractors in Connecticut received $37.1 billion in defense contracts in 2019. The main reason for the uptick was the $22.2 billion contract awarded to submarine builder Electric Boat in December.

Pandemic highlights role of chaplains at Coast Guard Academy

Capt. Ryan Rupe, command chaplain at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, greets cadets arriving Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, for lunch outside the cadet wardroom, or mess hall, at the academy. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The chaplains at the academy saw a busier than usual summer, as new cadets struggled with an unusal end to their high school careers due to the pandemic and transitioned into military service.

New London Veterans Affairs Committee to dedicate Veterans Walk of Honor next month

The memorial, located on the corner of Williams and Broad streets, now features 56 inscribed bricks honoring veterans from World War I to the present day.

STATE/NORTHEAST

Connecticut's infection rate climbs to highest since June

Cars line the COVID-19 drive-thru testing line at MidState Medical Center, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Meriden, Conn. Hartford HealthCare, the parent company of MidState, has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 testing demand across all its properties, according to a Hartford HealthCare spokeswoman. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

Connecticut’s coronavirus infection rate has climbed to its highest level since June

Connecticut's 'unenforceable' out-of-state quarantine rule to be adjusted

Gov. Ned Lamont said Connecticut is planning to revamp its benchmarks for when people entering the state from locations with large COVID-19 rates will need to quarantine

150 jobs to be lost when Hartford Courant has newspaper printed in Massachusetts

After more than 250 years of publication in Connecticut’s capital, The Hartford Courant is moving the printing of the newspaper to Springfield, the company announced Monday