Region natives graduate from college

Region natives graduate from universities around the country.

A deadly hunger: Rare condition causes insatiable desire for food

Larry Grundy watches his daughter Cami, 21, prepare her dinner Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at their home in Groton. Cami lives with Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare disorder that along with learning disabilities creates an insatiable hunger in the individual. Larry and his wife, Kimberly, must create a complete food secure environment so Cami will not consume food outside of her daily diet.   (Tim Cook/The Day)

In the Grundy family's Groton home, the kitchen remains locked at all times and under an alarm at night. Everyone in the family knows the codes to unlock the door and disable the alarm — except Cami.

Anything goes: Hygienic Art brings art, music and film to downtown New London

Anne Scheibner of New London works on finishing her sculpture

The annual show allows artists to bring one piece of art to display with “no judge, no jury, no fees and no censorship."

Seven months later, Old Lyme residents still search for solutions to beaver flooding

Dave Berggren points out spots of black mold Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, on the ceiling of his home on Boughton Road in Old Lyme. He has been dealing with major flooding issues for years due to beaver dams built on Black Hill Pond. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The man whose property on Black Hall Pond is being flooded by nearby beaver activity is again calling on town officials to finally step up and help him solve his beaver woes.

Finally out of the hospital, Haitian woman continues to recover from sepsis

Dina Jean Pierre, 15, helps her mother, Joselaine, with her hair Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at their apartment in New London. Joselaine, originally from Haiti, is living in the apartment run by All Souls Church after over two years in the hospital and losing her lower legs and fingers to sepsis. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Joselaine Jean Pierre is slowly recovering from an attack of sepsis in May 2017 and hopes to be reunited with two sons from Haiti soon.

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.

Friends of St. Bernard graduate who died on 9/11 maintain memorial fund

For the past 19 years, friends and family of James Greenleaf Jr. have led the effort to ensure his memory is kept alive through three local events helping to fund the James A. Greenleaf Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Special showing of movie '1917' to benefit Norwich WWI memorial fundraiser

George MacKay, center, in

The movie “1917” will be shown at the AMC Theaters at Lisbon Landing on Feb. 8 as a fundraiser to restore the city’s captured German World War I howitzer.

Winter visitors come to Stonington amid not-so-wintry weather

A common loon emerges from the water with a crab in its beak while searching for food Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in the waters of Stonington Harbor.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A common loon and a harbor seal were spotted Friday in the waters of Stonington Harbor.

Census advocates stress importance of 2020 count

State and local officials stress the importance of the 2020 Census to Norwich and southeastern Connecticut.

Groton to hold Troops to Teachers information session

Groton Public Schools, in partnership with the Connecticut State Department of Education, will host a Troops to Teachers information session on Tuesday.

State Sen. Heather Somers and state Rep. Mike France to meet with voters Saturday in Preston

State Rep. Mike France, R-Ledyard, and state Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, will hold a town hall-style meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Preston Public Library.

State Rep. Dubitsky to meet with voters Monday in Norwich

State Rep. Doug Dubitsky, R-Chaplin, will hold a town hall-style meeting with voters at 6 p.m. Monday at Norwich City Hall.

Statchen to run again for 18th District state Senate seat

Democrat Bob Statchen, who was defeated by Republican Heather Somers in the race for the 18th District state Senate seat in 2018, has announced he will run again for the seat this fall.

Preston ordered to replace 30-year-old fuel tanks; work already planned

Preston officials reached a settlement agreement with the state to replace 30-year-old underground fuel tanks that have exceeded their lifespan.

Keating retiring after 25 years on the job in New London

Capt. Lawrence J. Keating on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, outside the New London Police Department. He retired on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, after 25 years of service in the department.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Keating joined the police department in 1995 because he wanted variety on the job. It was what he expected, and more.

Police seek Norwich man in connection with fatal Westerly shooting

Westerly police are investigating a fatal shooting Saturday even as police converged in Ledyard to track a possible suspect.

Man taken to hospital after being struck by car in New London

Police said the accident occurred about 8:34 p.m. Friday in the area of 345 Bank St.

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Judge: Students can't be kicked out of UConn housing

A federal judge has ruled that two University of Connecticut students cannot be kicked out of university housing while their First Amendment lawsuit is in progress

State trooper's duties limited pending probe into fatal shooting

A coalition of religious leaders and the family of a 19-year-old man shot and killed by a Connecticut State Police trooper have come to an agreement with the state on the duty status of the trooper involved in the shooting

Flights of historic planes grounded pending investigation

A nonprofit foundation that operates short flights on World War II era aircraft has agreed to offer only ground tours while the Federal Aviation Administration continues an investigation into a deadly crash of one of its vintage planes