Day of Remembrance

People walk down State Street from New London City Hall to Parade Plaza on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 during a Transgender Day of Remembrance event to read the names of those who were murdered in the United States and other countries.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

People walk down State Street from New London City Hall to Parade Plaza on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 during a Transgender Day of Remembrance event to read the names of those who were murdered in the United States and other countries.

Conn College, UConn acknowledging their land once belonged to Native Americans

Connecticut College introduced the “land acknowledgment statement” during an event a couple of years ago, and has broadened use of the statement since then.

Getting a jump on Christmas

Matthew Marshall, director of visitor services, left, and David Rau, director of education and outreach, decorate one of Miss Florence's Artist Trees Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme.  Four trees on display during the museum's Magic of Christmas celebration will be decorated with 212 palettes created and donated by artists from around the country.  The museum has collected palettes since 2004 and it added 17 new palettes this year for more than 200 in the museum's collection.  To mark the occasion, the museum has published a book

Matthew Marshall, left, and David Rau, decorate one of Miss Florence's Artist Trees with artist palettes Wednesday at the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme.

Design work to proceed on East Lyme safety complex

Hurricane upgrades, sally port, holding cells and an elevator could push cost beyond the $1.7 million left for construction.

With ladder truck broken, New London firefighters look to neighbors for help

In this file photo,  Jordan Fire Company's ladder truck W15 assists the New London Fire Department with a smoke investigation on Truman Street Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.  Damage to the New London’s only working ladder truck has the city’s fire department leaning on its neighbors for help. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Damage to the city’s only working ladder truck has the city’s fire department leaning on its neighbors for help.

DPNC names Vera Harsh as director of development

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center announced Wednesday that it has named Vera Harsh as its director of development.

NFA, teachers' union reach three-year contract agreement

The Norwich Free Academy Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a new three-year contract with the teachers’ union that calls for a nearly 3 percent raise per year for the nearly 200 unionized teachers.

UPDATED: NFA-NL Thanksgiving football game moved to 1 p.m. Wednesday for 'safety' reasons

Norwich and New London police recommended time change to NFA officials, citing information regarding a potential conflict among attendees.

Norwich Public Utilities to replace small private water system on Lawler Lane

The plan calls for Norwich Public Utilities to provide city water service to 17 homes on Lawler Lane now served by an aging and inadequate community well.

Three appointed to Mystic Aquarium board

Mystic Aquarium announced Wednesday that it has named Susan Pochal, Sarah Kelly and Michael Lech to its 29-member Board of Trustees.

Personal Connections: Sometimes we need to teach kids gratitude

We can all benefit from cultivating gratitude by paying attention to what’s good in our lives.

Lyme resident restores local veterans memorial

“I’m hoping that this isn’t just a garden, that it can be continually improved and draw more attention to the memorial and the veterans it honors,” St. Louis said.

Daniel Steward's farewell tour

Waterford First Selectman Daniel Steward receives a hug from Deputy Town Clerk Mary Thompson, left, with Assistant Town Clerk Darleen Celotto, right, looking on while he stops by the Town Clerk office to say thank you to town staff on his last day Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.  Steward is retiring after 14 years as first selectman.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Waterford's first selectman leaves position after 14 years in office.

New manufacturing apprenticeship center at Three Rivers is celebrated

People stand among some of the trainers for electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics and mechanics while listening to one of the speakers during the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Three Rivers Community College Manufacturing Apprenticeship Center at Grasso Tech in Groton on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The classes are for enrollees in the Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative, a government- and donor-funded program that trains unemployed and underemployed people for manufacturing jobs.

Congressmen urge Major League Baseball to scrap 'radical' minor league overhaul

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, is one of 106 congressmen who signed a letter asking MLB to abandon a plan to eliminate the Connecticut Tigers and 41 other minor league teams.

North Stonington man charged with home invasion

Marc Caswell allegedly assaulted someone with a baseball bat.

Grasso Tech student charged with assaulting police officer

Police arrested an 18-year-old student at Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School on Monday on charges she assaulted a police officer at the school.

New London high school student charged after discovery of a pellet gun

Police arrested a high school student on Monday morning following this discovery of an unloaded pellet gun and marijuana in his backpack.

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Rush-Kittle honored at military appreciation luncheon

Regina Rush-Kittle, acting director of the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, addresses a gathering of the Southeastern Connecticut Women's Network Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at Langley's Restaurant at Great Neck Country Club. Rush-Kittle is a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Connecticut State Police.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The deputy commissioner of the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security detailed her military career with the Southeastern Connecticut Women's Network at the group's annual military appreciation luncheon.

Submarine, missing for 75 years, has been found

The USS Grayback was sunk in 1944, and the 80 sailors aboard presumed lost. (U.S. National Archives)

The USS Grayback, a sub that was sunk in World War II, recently was discovered by private researchers after an error was found in translated war records.

Stonington vet continues Veterans Day tradition of walking a marathon

Fordan Bonardi sings along to music as he walks along Route 215 from Mystic to Noank on Monday, November 11, 2019.  This was the eighth year in a row Bonardi, a 73-year-old Vietnam veteran, walked a full marathon on Veterans Day from his home in Pawcatuck to Carson's Store in Noank and back. He said he does it to honor the sacrifice of fallen soldiers and their families,  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Fordan Bonardi left his house just before 6:30 a.m. Monday, setting out to complete what has become a Veterans Day ritual.

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New England wind turbine plan proposed to allay concerns

The plan would maintain equal spacing between wind turbines creating a grid pattern across the seven adjacent lease areas off New England.

Rhode Island police officer has his personal rifle stolen

A Rhode Island police officer’s rifle remains missing after a car with the weapon inside was stolen

Federal judge tosses $3 billion suit challenging Wynn’s casino license

A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Wynn Resorts of cheating to win its casino license for Encore Boston Harbor