Mitchell College president resigning to take post at Lesley University

Janet Steinmayer, Mitchell’s seventh president, announced her resignation Tuesday in a message posted on the college's website.

Green and Growing: Give a hoot about owls

Possibly the most common owl in Connecticut, the barred owl is an avid hunter of rodents—and rodents are carriers of disease-carrying ticks. To promote natural tick control, avoid all rodenticides. (Photo courtesy A Place Called Hope)

Lots of people put birdhouses in the back yard, particularly for small songbirds and bluebirds. Why not owl houses?

Stonington High School Quarter 3 Honor Roll

Stonington High School Quarter 3 Honor Roll

Carving their love

Jessica Michaud of Ledyard looks on as her boyfriend, Francisco Martinez of Rhode Island, carves their names into a tree on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford. The couple were taking advantage of the weather and both of them having the day off with a walk around the park. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Jessica Michaud of Ledyard looks on as her boyfriend, Francisco Martinez of Rhode Island, carves their names into a tree on Monday at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford.

Courtney, Montville dispensary push for changes to federal laws on marijuana

Dispensary manager laments obstacles to banking and lack of tax deductions.

New London Ethics Board sidelined by lack of members

Powerless to vote on matters of any significance for the past two years because of a dearth of active members, the city’s Ethics Board has again called on the City Council to appoint more members.

Riding in the rain

A bicyclist, who wished not to be named, attempts to use an umbrella to stay dry as he moves along Water Street in New London, on Monday, April 22, 2019. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

A bicyclist, who wished not to be named, attempts to use an umbrella to stay dry as he moves along Water Street in New London on Monday.

Stonington plastics ban will not have referendum challenge

A petition containing the 200 signatures needed to force a referendum had not been filed by the 4 p.m. Monday deadline.

Federal authorities investigating if NFA violated rights of alleged sexual assault victim

A federal civil rights agency is investigating whether Norwich Free Academy violated the civil rights of a female student who was allegedly involved in a sexual relationship with an athletic coach now facing criminal charges.

Norwich wants to ensure complete count in 2020 Census

Norwich will create a local Complete Count Committee representing numerous organizations in the effort to ensure all Norwich residents are counted.

Stonington to hold event to discuss tools to encourage community investment

The Economic Development Commission will host a community conversation on April 30 to discuss the future of Stonington and the use of new tools to encourage responsible investment.

Bodenwein Foundation awards $25,000 in grants

Nineteen nonprofit organizations benefit from charitable fund founded in 1938.

Lee's Kitchen: Pizzagaina, just what the doctor ordered

A couple of weeks ago, I learned about a dish called pizzagaina as I was face down on a table waiting to get a needle into the sac of my sciatic nerve.

Pawcatuck Middle School Trimester 2 Honor Roll

Pawcatuck Middle School Trimester 2 Honor Roll

My Pet Pal: Milo

Milo and Carson are best buddies.

Police: Man sold bad car in New London, robbed buyers who tried to return it

Police are seeking a man who they said sold a bad car via social media, then robbed the buyers when they came back to return it.

Police seek missing 33-year-old Norwich woman

Norwich police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing 33-year-old Norwich woman.

Norwich police issue bulletin for missing girl

Diamond Pacheco is described as white, with brown hair and brown eyes, five feet, two inches tall, 182 pounds. She was last seen wearing jeans, a red sweater and red sneakers. She has been missing since Saturday.

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Pfizer donation helps veterans transition from combat to civilian life

Pfizer has donated 25 refurbished laptop computers to Work Vessels for Vets Inc., a local nonprofit that gives a "hand up" to returning veterans.

WWII submariner, instrumental in getting memorial in Groton, dies at 96

Lois Brown, right, receives a memorial American flag presented by Commander Paul Malcarne of the Naval Operational Support Center honor guard for her late husband, World War II submarine veteran Jeweldeen

Jeweldeen "Deen" Brown of Oakdale took part in major World War II events such as the Doolittle Raid, the Battle of Midway, the Battle of Peleliu, and several covert missions to the Japanese-occupied Philippines.

State of the sub base 'solid, enduring,' outgoing commanding officer says

U.S. Navy Capt., Paul Whitescarver salutes Dec. 14, 2015, as he is piped aboard for the ceremony where he takes command of the Naval Submarine Base in Groton from Capt. Carl A. Lahti, not pictured, in the Dealy Theater on base. Whitescarver, now the base's outgoing commander, says the base is set up to have a

"In the next decade, you're going to see $250 million worth of military construction on the base," Capt. Paul Whitescarver said.

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News groups fight to keep Harvey Weinstein's hearing open

In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at court in New York.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

News organizations are going to court in hopes of pulling back the curtain on Harvey Weinstein's next court appearance in his sexual assault case

Offshore wind developers to invest $4.5M in Rhode Island

The developers of a new offshore wind farm are investing $4.5 million in Rhode Island to advance the industry in the state

Lawyer for driver in shooting involving Hamden, Yale police says officers fired without warning

The lawyer for the driver whose car was fired upon by Hamden and Yale officers last week is waiting for police dashcam and body camera footage to complete the picture, but he said Monday it looks like police opened fire without provocation.