Ledyard Congregational to host History Day Oct. 20

Historic buildings around town will be open for tours with guides in period clothing.

New London schools to address trauma with music

The district has hired a board-certified music therapist for a new program at the middle school focused on reaching high-risk students who have experienced significant trauma.

What does the creation of a Waterford Fire Department mean for firefighters?

Part-time and volunteer firefighters repack hoses onto the fire engine March 22, 2014, as part of work duties around the Jordan Fire Company station. Jordan is one of Waterford's five volunteer fire companies. As the town has seen fewer and fewer volunteers in recent years, the Representative Town Meeting on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, passed, by a vote of 16-2, an ordinance that would create a townwide Waterford Fire Department. It will go into effect Oct. 22.  (Tim Cook/The Day)

The Waterford Representative Town Meeting passed an ordinance creating a townwide department.

Mystic Seaport serves up 700 gallons of chowder in seven varieties

From left, Samantha Waterman, Steven Boyd and Maria Carroca  of Coastal Gourmet fill chowder and bisque orders Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, opening day of Chowder Days at the Mystic Seaport Museum.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

About 700 gallons of chowder, ranging from staples like New England clam chowder to the more unique like Bahamian Conch, were made for the three-day Chowder Days event going on at Mystic Seaport Museum.

Paddle, paddle, toil and trouble

Laura Gray of Old Saybrook, left, and others participate Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in the Witch Paddle on the Mystic River. The event was hosted by Adventure Mystic, and participants were asked to donate a coat or $20 to go toward Enders Island Recovery Retreats. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

People pass under the Mystic drawbridge Saturday while participating in the Witch Paddle on the Mystic River.

Yale and New Haven: a blueprint for collegiate civic engagement

In this May 24, 2010 file photo, future graduates wait for the procession to begin for commencement at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Yale was in the vanguard of a national movement among urban colleges and universities, many in struggling municipalities, to help revive their cities. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Colleges help drive urban revival, but town-gown relationships can be fraught.

Wedding party at the wheel

Newlyweds Shannon and Adam Gouveia, of Derry, New Hampshire, pose for photographer Nicole Thurston with their wedding party on board the schooner Amistad docked at the Mystic River Park Saturday, October 12, 2019. The couple were married at Mystic Aquarium before they gathered at the park for photos. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Newlyweds Shannon and Adam Gouveia and their attendants pose for photographer Nicole Thurston on board the schooner Amistad docked at the Mystic River Park Saturday.

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week beginning Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.

Latina of The Year award honors artist, longtime educator

La Latina Network has announced that this year's recipient of its Latina of the Year award is Imna Arroyo, a retired printmaking professor who still teaches independent studies courses at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Ledyard Beautification Committee seeking partners for flower bulb project

The Ledyard Beautification Committee is planning to “Blanket Ledyard with Bulbs,” coordinating a townwide effort to spruce up public spaces with daffodils that will bloom in the spring.

New London to hold open houses for bicycle plan

City planning officials have scheduled two open houses to introduce the city’s new bike plan.

Fish Fryday in Stonington

From the kitchen doorway Jim O'Boyle of Stonington hands food orders to the servers Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, with Elaine Ahern, background left, ready to hand him another plate, during the Friday Fish Fry at the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society in Stonington Borough. O'Boyle has been a volunteer at the event for 20 years and Ahern for four years. The event runs 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Nov. 22.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

From the kitchen doorway Jim O'Boyle of Stonington hands food orders to the servers, with Elaine Ahern, background left, ready to hand him another plate, during the Friday Fish Fry at the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society in Stonington Borough.

Brule, Sabilia battle for Waterford first selectman

In this file photo, Democrat Beth Sabilia, left in this composite image, and Republican Rob Brule, right, both vying to be Waterford first selectman in November’s election, face off in a debate Thursday night, Sept. 26, 2019, at Waterford High School. Go online at theday.com to read about the debate. (Photos by Dana Jensen/The Day)

How best to improve life and opportunities in a town with an uncertain economic future are central questions in the race to replace the retiring first selectman, which pits Republican Rob Brule against Democrat Beth Sabilia.

East Lyme officials deliberate future police building costs and plans

Town officials are deliberating how to complete renovations within their allotted budget for a future policing and public safety facility after recently being presented higher-than-expected architectural estimates for the project.

60-plus candidates face off in Waterford

More than 60 candidates face off in races for Waterford's Representative Town Meeting and town boards.

Montville man seriously injured after driving moped into pole

A Montville man driving a moped was seriously injured after he struck a utility pole on Route 32 Saturday morning, police said.

Four people rescued from capsized catamaran near Race Rock Light

Four people were rescued from the choppy, cold waters off Race Rock Light after their catamaran capsized Sunday afternoon, according to the New London Fire Department.

Police logs - Oct. 12, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

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Murphy calls on Republican colleagues to use impeachment 'leverage' to change Trump's mind on Syria

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., heads to the Senate for a vote, on Capitol Hill on Sept. 24, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Murphy on on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, implored his Republican colleagues to press President Donald Trump to reconsider his decision to remove U.S. troops from the northern Syrian border, saying they have leverage over him given the Republican-controlled Senate could block a House vote to impeach Trump. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

"As we speak, Republicans are protecting the president from impeachment. They have a lot of leverage over him. They could use some of that leverage to get him to do the right thing in northeastern Syria," Murphy said.

Metal Trades Council at Electric Boat overwhelmingly approves new contract

Shift change at General Dynamics Electric Boat facility in Groton on March 26, 2015. The Metal Trades Council overwhelmingly approved a new, four-year contract that includes raises and pension increases for eligible employees, despite objections by some of its members who said they should have gotten a better deal.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The union, which represents 2,673 shipyard workers at Electric Boat, overwhelmingly approved a new, four-year contract despite objections by some of its members who said they should have gotten a better deal.

Blumenthal questions FAA exemption that allows passengers to fly in B-17

In this file photo, a group of Hartford firefighters stop to snap photos of the WWII era B-17 bomber Memphis Belle at Brainard-Hartford Airport following a flight to showcase the aircraft to local media Monday, August 12, 2013. Following last week's crash of a B-17 bomber at Bradley International Airport, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has asked the head of the FAA to look into the exemption that allows passengers to fly in B-17.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Following the deadly crash of a B-17 bomber at Bradley International Airport, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is asking the head of the FAA to look into "what specific inspection protocols" went into allowing passengers to fly aboard the...

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4 killed, 5 injured in shooting at illegal Brooklyn gambling den

People embrace at the scene of a shooting in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Authorities responded to a call about shots fired just before 7 a.m. and found four men dead in the Crown Heights neighborhood at an address that corresponds to a private social club according to a map of the street. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)

Four Brooklyn gamblers were killed early Saturday when an enraged fellow card player opened fire inside an illegal Brooklyn gambling den just before sunrise, authorities said.

Wedding guests in New Hampshire tackle gunman at ceremony

In this photo provided by WMUR-TV, police stand outside the New England Pentecostal church after reports of a shooting on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Pelham, N.H. WMUR-TV reports that Hillsborough County Attorney Michael Conlon said a suspect is in custody. (Siobhan Lopez/WMUR-TV via AP)

A gunman opened fire at a wedding ceremony inside a New Hampshire church Saturday shooting two people including the presiding bishop before guests tackled the shooter and pinned him to the ground until police arrived, authorities said

Driver in North Stonington crash that killed 3 people had suspended license

A Rhode Island teenager who caused a wrong-way crash that killed three people and injured three others on Interstate 95 in Connecticut was driving with a suspended license