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DEEP stocks Shetucket River with Atlantic salmon

Ray Schaefer of Canterbury, acting vice president of the Thames Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, releases an Atlantic salmon into the Shetucket River on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, as he and other volunteers, along with staff from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Fisheries Division, stock Atlantic salmon in the river in Sprague.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Anglers in the region will have a chance for some prize catches soon, after the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection added 50 large Atlantic salmon to a local waterway Friday.

Make A Difference: Madonna Place

Tricia is a mother who is due to give birth to twin girls in the new year.

Stonington gets in the holiday spirit

Singers from Stonington High School, Calvary Church and United Church lead the community carol sing Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at Wadawanuck Square in Stonington Borough.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

From carols to a tree lighting to a festive stroll, the borough gets into the holiday spirit.

New London to launch on-demand ride share service on Monday

The city will launch its new NL SmartRide program on Monday, an on-demand public transportation service similar to ride-hailing system like Uber.

Bright lights in Rose City

Santa poses for photos with young ones during the Light up City Hall event Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Norwich.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

City Hall lit up Friday for Norwich Winterfest.

Coming this weekend

News: While administrators and employees debate the merits of community college consolidation, students at Three Rivers are more focused on their futures. Daybreak: Steven Slosberg, who retired from The Day in 2007 and now writes...

Let's Go: Mystic author to sign copies of new book

Deb Adamson.
(Photo submitted)

Mystic-based children’s book author Deb Adamson will be signing copies of her most recent book, ‘I Miss Your Sunny Smile,’ at Holdridge’s Home and Garden Gift Shop in Ledyard from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Blue Christmas service scheduled for those in mourning

Versailles United Methodist Church at 4 Church St. will be holding a Blue Christmas service on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.
(Photo by the Rev. Wanda J. Greaves)

Versailles United Methodist Church at 4 Church St. will be holding a Blue Christmas service on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.

Waterford Library Notes: The holidays are upon us

The staff of Waterford Public Library would like to let you know how much we’ve all enjoyed seeing our patrons again these past few months.

Where is Connecticut's economy headed?

Economists, entrepreneurs and state officials gave different views at two forums held Thursday: one by the state Department of Economic and Community Development, and one by the Yankee Insitute.

Fort Trumbull a popular place for a walk

Al Wells, left, takes a break from his walk Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, while Andrew Rodman passes by on his own walk at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Al Wells was taking a break from his walk Thursday just as Andrew Rodman — both are residents of of New London — passed by on his own walk at Fort Trumbull State Park.

Housing rehabilitation and lead abatement funding available

The city is offering funding for rehabilitation projects and lead-based paint remediation.

New London offers free parking for the holidays

The New London Parking Authority is now offering free parking in downtown, an annual effort to allow stress-free shopping, dining and strolling during the holidays.

Sen. Somers, Rep. Howard to hold educational forum for families

State Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, and state Rep. Greg Howard, R-Stonington, will host a public forum via Zoom on Wednesday, Dec. 8, to discuss educational topics such as COVID-19 recovery and curriculum issues with families.

Mystic River just ducky for buffleheads

A quartet of bufflehead ducks, three males and a female, flies low over the water as a small flock dives for food Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, on the Mystic River.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Bufflehead ducks were diving for food Thursday in the Mystic River.

Firefighters knock down small blaze at New London restaurant

Firefighters at the scene of a fire Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at The Green Room restaurant and bar on Bank Street in New London, work in the backdoor area of the building from Blinman Street.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A fire at The Green Room shortly before 4 p.m. was put down quickly Thursday.

Mystic man charged with manslaughter in April fatal crash in Stonington

Ryan Brown told police he was was texting when his SUV crossed into the oncoming lane, hitting a car head-on and killing Michelle McMullen of Norwich in April. He also had marijuana in his system, police say.

Bulletins issued for two missing men from Stonington, Montville

Stonington police issued a bulletin for Glen Marquardt while Montville is looking for help locating Gregory Bohara.

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Connecticut could be among states tapping portion of $12 billion in pot taxes by 2030

Jars of cannabis sit on a counter at the Harborside dispensary in Oakland, Calif., on March 23, 2020. (Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris)

Cannabis tax revenue generated more than $2 billion in the U.S. last year and that could grow to $10 billion to $12 billion for states by 2030, exceeding tax revenue from alcohol, according to municipal-bond strategists at Barclays. This year, five...

Kevin Lembo to resign as Connecticut comptroller

Lembo, who spearheaded initiatives to improve transparency and bring greater stability to Connecticut’s finances, will resign Dec. 31 due to a serious heart condition.

State legislators hear calls for greater access to arts, culture, tourism

At forum, a veteran of tourism and hospitality groups in South Florida is introduced as director of the state Office of Tourism.