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Catherine Kolnaski STEAM Magnet School Invites Groton families to info sessions

Catherine Kolnaski STEAM Magnet School (CKMS) is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year and will be hosting two upcoming tours and information sessions.

Alexis Ann will serve as Grand Marshal of the Mystic Irish Parade

Alexis Ann, editor and publisher of The Resident, will serve as the grand marshal of the Mystic Irish Parade.

NFA Playshop to hold winter play Jan. 24-25

The Norwich Free Academy Playshop will present David Ives’ “All in The Timing” on Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in Slater Auditorium.

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.

Readers curious about how government spends money

Workers at Willimantic Waste Paper Co. sort trash and other nonrecyclable materials Thursday, May 16, 2019, out of a conveyor of single-stream recycled materials from throughout the region.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

In January, The Day launched CuriousCT, an initiative in which readers submit questions, the newsroom groups them into themed voting rounds, and readers vote.

The Day takes you off the beaten path

07/02/2019 :: Region :: Baldelli :: A visitor runs along the rocks as the last colors of the sunset fade on Monday, July 1, 2019, at Stonington Point. Located at the tip of the peninsula that is the Stonington Borough the point is open to the public for free and boasts some of the best views along the shoreline. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The Day provides readers with plenty of quality hard news — information that you need to know about what’s going on in your town, city or state. But The Day also offers you some fun reads, too, with a look at the lighter side...

Coast Guard Academy struggles with issues of race

Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Kimberly Young-McLear, who spent years reporting bullying and harassing behaviors by her superiors, and later faced retaliation for making those complaints, was recognized by the National Whistleblowers Center on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, designated as National Whistleblower Appreciation Day. (Photo by Coast Guard PA2 Lauren Laughlin).

An investigation by Congress found the Coast Guard did not properly investigate complaints of harassment and bullying.

GameDay brings the games to you live

Waterford's season came to an end in the snow on Dec. 9 in a playoff loss to Killingly. 
 Waterford's Evan Welch (50) walks off the field following the loss. The game had the largest GameDay football viewership ever. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

In addition to live streaming of games, GameDay features video stories about local athletes and coaches.

Making the Mayflower II seaworthy

Shipwright Nathan Adams measures a bilge stringer to be installed in the hold of the Mayflower II Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Mystic Seaport's H.B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. The ship, a replica of the vessel that brought the Pilgrims to the new world in 1620 and built in 1957 in England as a gift to the United States in thanks for support during and after WWII, is an attraction at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts and will be undergoing a 30-month restoration at the seaport in preparation to sail it again on the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim's voyage.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Morgan had barely returned to its home berth at Chubbs Wharf when Mayflower II arrived at the shipyard.

Priest abuse

Tim McGuire of New London protests Wednesday, July 10, 2019, outside of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Mystic to raise awareness of the fight to bring accountability to the Diocese of Norwich for alleged sexual abuses, including his own that he alleges occurred when he was 8.  (Tim Cook/The Day)

The Day's reporting about the alleged abuse of children by priests assigned to the Diocese of Norwich leads to the release of a list of accused priests and legislative action.

How to talk about race

Day reporter Karen Florin , right, introduces the Honorable Richard A. Robinson, chief justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, at the start of an open discussion on race in America at Connecticut College's Evans Hall Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.   (Tim Cook/The Day)

Full house at Connecticut College for Conversation on Race

Making a difference, one family at a time

Volunteers with the Connecticut chapter of The Shoebox Project, from left, Amy Diaz, Jessica Davis, and Cheryl Murray, and Safe Futures volunteer Susan Noyes, right, stack some of the over 125 gift boxes delivered to Safe Futures in New London Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Safe Futures is one of many local organizations and individuals benefiting from The Day's

For 10 years, The Day has connected readers with those in the area who are in need.

Bringing the candidates to the people

A1 :: 9/26/19 :: Republican Rob Brule, center, and Democrat Beth Sabilia, right, shake hands behind Day Editorial Page Editor Paul Choiniere during the Waterford first selectman debate Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at Waterford High School. Choiniere was moderating the debate, which was held by The Day in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Southeastern Connecticut. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The Day sponsored debates for the offices of mayor or first selectman in the towns of East Lyme, Stonington, Montville, Preston, Waterford and New London.

Derby junkets led to resignations, indictments, law changes

1/19/17 :: A :: BESSETTE :: Norwich Ethics Commission public hearing respondents, from left, NPU Division Manager Steve Sinko, utilities commission Chairwoman Dee Boisclair and Vice Chairman Robert Groner, NPU General Manager John Bilda, and Norwich Mayor Deberey Hinchey, are sworn in at the start of the Norwich Ethics Commission public hearing at Norwich City Hall Thursday, Feb. 19, 2017, regarding the ethics complaints involving their participation in a trip to the Kentucky Derby. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Funding Kentucky Derby, golf trips on money meant to stabilize electric rates struck a cord with ratepayers, state legislators and the FBI.

Early morning fire in Stonington displaces two residents

Stonington police Capt. Todd Olson said the fire was caused by a wood-burning stove in the single-family home at 985 Stonington Road.

Police: New London man had about a pound of marijuana

City police arrested a New London man they say was carrying a large amount of narcotics and about a pound of marijuana in his vehicle, during a traffic stop Thursday.

Road remains closed hours after accident near Waterford Speedbowl

Route 85 is closed in the area of the Waterford-New London Speedbowl due to a car that crashed into a power pole Friday morning. The road has been closed for hours.

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Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse following jury selection for his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

A jury of seven men and five women has been selected for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial after an arduous, two-week process in which scores of people were dismissed because they had already made up their minds about the disgraced Hollywood mogul

Man pleads guilty to wrong-way crash that killed 2 in Stamford

A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty in the fatal wrong-way crash that killed two people and will be sentenced to a decade in prison

Organizers of bike ride honoring crash victims thank N.H.

A group that organized a big memorial bike ride in New Hampshire following the deaths of seven motorcyclists in a collision with a pickup truck is presenting the state agencies that helped out with a custom-made, wooden U.S. flag