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Labrador retrievers headline show in North Stonington

Competitors, and their humans, gather in ring two for the next round of judging Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, during the Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club's 17th annual Labrador Retriever Specialty Shows and All-Breed Obedience & Rally Trials at the North Stonington fairgrounds.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Competitors, and their humans, gathered Thursday at the fairgrounds here for an annual Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club event.

Old Lyme blamed for letting problems fester on Tantummaheag Road

A driveway at 12 Tantummaheag Road curves to the left, and the public path leading to the waterfront is straight ahead on the right, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Old Lyme.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Residents complain inaction by the town is leaving them to fend for themselves in a property dispute involving Tantummaheag Landing.

Friends find some rest and relaxation in New London

Carmella Cornish, left, spends time coloring Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, while she and her friend Maya Cooper, both of New London, relax on the pier at Greens Harbor Beach in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Carmella Cornish was spending time coloring Thursday on the pier at Greens Harbor Beach with her friend Maya Cooper.

Common Cause, local legislators weigh in on redistricting

The legislative body appointed to determine the new map has about two months to redraw districts.

Door-to-door bus service coming to New London

Two years after proposing the idea, the city is prepared to pilot a new Smart Ride system in the city.

Lamont pushing for legislature to renew coronavirus emergencies

Gov. Ned Lamont expects the Connecticut General Assembly to convene in a special session Monday or Tuesday and is pushing legislators to vote in favor of a few emergency orders he views as necessary to keeping people safe.

Ledyard offers to settle slot-machine tax case for $875,000

Proposal seeks to end town's bid to recover attorney's fees it incurred in state and federal actions dating back more than a decade.

Large, loud party at Norwich house is part of dispute over events venue

A sign posted outside a home at 138 Mediterranean Lane in Norwich, where city officials and police have responded to several complaints about loud parties. (Submitted photo)

A large event at 138 Mediterranean Lane, Norwich prompted several complaints to the city and police and is part of an ongoing dispute between the city and the owner.

Book Notes: Seventeenth century perspective on fake news

In this 21st century fever of fake news it is encouraging to recall that the 17th century physician and theologian Sir Thomas Browne wrote his work the ‘Pseudoxia Epidemica’ in direct response to an epidemic of fake news that troubled...

Healing strum: Guitars for Vets provides free lessons

A veteran has to be referred by a counselor, for post trautmatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression or something else, but once they are there, “every single one of them says it helps.”

Notes from the old Noank jail: We lost a quiet leader

Frank Socha was named fire district chairman in the late 1970s, and his community kept him as its faithful leader until he passed, Sept. 10, 2021.

Sober Softball Tournament returning to Groton Saturday

Frankie Taylor, 52, died Aug. 29, 2019, in New London.

Teams made up of family and friends of eight people who struggled with addiction and died will play at the annual event organized by Community Speaks Out.

Amtrak police, local officers teach railroad safety in Groton, Mystic

Amtrak police and local law enforcement officers teamed up in Groton and Mystic this week for Operation Clear Track, an initiative meant to raise awareness and enforce safe railroad crossing during Rail Safety Week.

Montville Board of Education continues mask policy in schools

The Board of Education continues to enforce mask policy in schools after a COVID-19 update during a meeting Tuesday night.

Norwich residents can dump storm debris free Saturday

The Norwich Rogers Road transfer station will be open free on Saturday for Norwich residents to dispose of storm-damaged debris from Hurricane Ida.

Woman suffers 'life-threatening' injuries in Mystic house fire

Firefighters battle a house fire Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at 97 Somersett Drive in Groton. (Courtesy of Stephen Alfield)

A house fire injured two residents at 97 Somersett Drive on Thursday night, including an elderly woman who was flown to the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital with life-threatening injuries, Groton Town police say.

Man struck by train, seriously injured in Norwich

A Mohegan Volunteer Fire Co. boat returns to the Trading Cove boat launch Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, after assisting in the search for a person in a train vs. pedestrian incident.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries Thursday night after he was hit by a train, Norwich police say.

Early morning kitchen fire in Groton displaces one person

A fire broke out in an apartment kitchen early Wednesday morning, leaving one person displaced from their home, according to fire officials.

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Man who left woman to die in suitcase sentenced to 30 years

In this Feb. 7, 2019, file photo, Norma Sanchez, of New Rochelle, N.Y., mother of Valerie Reyes, grieves for her daughter during a candlelight vigil in Reyes' honor at Glen Island Park, in New Rochelle, N.Y. Javier Da Silva, who killed Valerie Reyes, whose body was found in a suitcase dumped in Connecticut, is

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New Haven officer free until Vegas trial in fatal DUI case

A Connecticut police officer who faces a felony charge of driving under the influence in a Las Vegas crash that killed a police colleague has been freed from jail

R.I. home that inspired 'The Conjuring' movie for sale for $1.2M

The purportedly haunted Rhode Island farmhouse where the spooky happenings that inspired the 2013 horror movie “The Conjuring” occurred has hit the market for the scary price of $1.2 million