On set with the Hallmark film shooting in New London

With haze in the air from a fog machine to simulate steam from the coffee roaster, actress Melissa Claire Egan, center, director Clare Niederpruem, second from right, and crew rehearse a scene Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, while filming the Hallmark Christmas movie

It might have been Valentine’s Day, but inside Mitchell College’s Red Barn on Thursday, it felt very much like Christmas.

One-way traffic pattern being considered for downtown Mystic

The idea is to convert Cottrell Street into a one-way street, with cars heading south from Route 1 to Washington Street, and making Willow Street a one-way street in the northerly direction.

North Stonington Christian Academy Quarter 2 Honor Roll

North Stonington Christian Academy Quarter 2 Honor Roll

Waterford police seek missing 16-year-old boy

Police are seeking a 16-year-old boy who went missing Friday.

Police: Missing Ledyard teenager found safe

Police have canceled an alert they issued Wednesday for a missing-16-year-old girl.

Police search for missing New London teen

Maxwell Monger, 15, is a black male with black hair and brown eyes, police said. He is 5 foot 2 inches tall and weighs about 110 pounds. Police described him as an endangered runaway.

Police logs - Feb. 14, 2019

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Police logs - Feb. 13, 2019

Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

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Family wants state to change how it handles veterans’ pension benefits

Herbert Schacht, left, and his wife, Emily, ran the Waterford Country School for more than 40 years and raised seven children on the school grounds. Before Schacht died Aug. 10, 2017, his family found out that Connecticut counts pension money as part of a veteran's income. That increased his income threshold and made him ineligible for other benefits like the Medicaid waiver program. (Courtesy of the Schacht family)

A World War II vet risked losing state aid because of a VA benefit, and his family wants to make sure that doesn’t happen to anyone else.

Local Fleet Reserve Association to serve breakfast Feb. 16

Breakfast will be served at the branch on the first and third Saturdays of every month through May.

Mentor known for work with Tom Brady, Michael Phelps speaks to Coast Guard cadets

Performance consultant Greg Harden gives a talk and answers questions Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, for coaches, staff, faculty and cadets at the Officers Club on the Coast Guard Academy campus. Women's lacrosse assistant coach Kayla Schroeher, front left, and head coach Mary Heneberry, front right, Women's volleyball head coach Mike Bynon, rear left, and Men's basketball head coach Kevin Jaskiewicz, rear right, listen in the background. Thursday evening, Harden addressed the Corps of Cadets at Leamy Hall as part of the academy's Leadership Lecture Series.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

“The mission is to teach people how to become the world’s greatest expert on one subject: themselves," Greg Harden, executive associate athletic director at the University of Michigan, said.

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Progressives ready to battle Connecticut’s rich over taxes

A major liberal block in the House of Representatives unveiled a series of tax proposals Thursday that could put them at odds with Gov. Ned Lamont and other fellow Democrats in the legislature.

Green New Deal no deal (yet) for some CT Dems

When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced her first bill, the controversial Green New Deal aimed at combating climate change, three Connecticut lawmakers quickly signed on to be co-sponsors. But two others have taken a more measured approach.

State colleges and universities system could face shortfall as large as $57 million

The state Board of Regents’ finance committee grappled Thursday with various scenarios for state funding and tuition, including one that could leave the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system short $57 million.