Effort underway to restore Gov. Buckingham home in Norwich

The Norwich Historical Society led the effort to obtain $118,000 in Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credit contributions to replace the leaking roof on the 1847 home of Civil War era Gov. William A. Buckingham.

Community Concierge program acts as "21st-century Welcome Wagon"

Amber Scheetz, center left, of Groton, and Coral Crandall, center right, of Norwich share a laugh while making sushi during a sushi class at the Pink Basil in the Olde Mistick Village in Mystic Thursday, May 17, 2018.  The class was hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut as part of its Community Concierge program. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

In the 10 months since launching the Community Concierge program, the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut has hosted more than a dozen events aimed at connecting newcomers with the area.

Stabilization work on Reid & Hughes in Norwich to start Tuesday

Work will begin Tuesday on the $500,000 stabilization phase in the Reid & Hughes building on Main Street, where the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development hopes to do a $6 million renovation project.

Police: Man who barricaded himself in Groton home is in custody

Police take up positions on Mitchell St. in Groton City outside a house where a man was barricaded  Friday, May 25, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Police safely apprehended a man who barricaded himself inside his 17 Fleming Court home Friday morning, prompting a large emergency response and a shelter in place alert for neighbors.

Norwich man accused of assaulting woman with hammer

Police on Thursday arrested a Norwich man who allegedly struck a woman in the head with a hammer.

Memorial Day parades to bring road closures to Mystic, Noank, Ledyard

Several road closures and traffic congestion alerts will be in effect Sunday and Monday due to Memorial Day parades.

Groton motorcycle accident sends two to hospital

Town police responded to a report of a motorcycle down in the area of Groton Square and Kentucky Fried Chicken at 8:05 p.m.

Norwich police make two arrests in December home invasion, assault

Police say a bitter business partnership breakup led to a Dec. 1 home invasion and assault at a home on West Town Street that resulted in two arrests.

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U.S. House pushes forward with plans to build three attack submarines some years

Two hull sections of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS South Dakota (SSN 790) are seen May 11, 2016, on the waterfront at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton.  The U.S. House is moving forward with plans to build three attack submarines, as opposed to two, in the years 2022 and 2023 by including an extra $1 billion in its version of next year's defense policy bill to buy materials that would be needed in advance to build those submarines. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The House included an extra $1 billion in its version of next year's defense policy bill to buy materials that would be needed in advance to build three submarines in the years 2022 and 2023.

Pence to graduating cadets: Coast Guard is entering historic period of investment

Ensigns toss their hats into the air during the 137th Commencement Exercises of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Vice President Mike Pence told the Coast Guard Academy's Class of 2018 on Wednesday that they are entering the Coast Guard at a time of "historic investment" in the military.

Largest group of African-Americans graduate from Coast Guard Academy

Adm. Paul Zukunft, right, commandant of the Coast Guard, addresses the 18 African-American, newly minted Coast Guard ensigns in the Coast Guard Academy's Class of 2018. The men and women represent the largest group of African-Americans to graduate from the academy. After graduation was over, the cadets' mentors gave them lieutenant commander shoulder boards, a rank usually achieved after 10 years of service, to encourage them to become leaders in the Coast Guard.  (Julia Bergman/The Day)

The ensigns were given lieutenant commander shoulder boards, a rank usually achieved after 10 years of Coast Guard service, as a memento to encourage them to become leaders in the service.

STATE/NORTHEAST

Another $5K reward offered for info on Rhode Island church fire

Federal officials have announced another $5,000 reward for information about a fire that damaged a Rhode Island church in December

2 hurt as Westerly quarry blasting sends granite flying into truck

A planned explosion at a quarry in a Rhode Island town sent granite flying into a nearby truck, injuring two town employees

Stop & Shop recalls frozen broccoli amid listeria concerns

The Stop & Shop supermarket chain has issued a recall for its store brand frozen broccoli after listeria was found during routine testing of the product at a store in Connecticut