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Three more counties in state designated areas of 'substantial' COVID-19 transmission

Residents of Fairfield, Tolland and Windham counties also urged to wear masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status.

'We're going to be blunt': Navy works on federal messaging as state legalizes marijuana

The graphic that the Naval Submarine Base in Groton posted on Facebook, part of efforts to remind people that federal law still applies on the installation and its properties, even though the state is legalizing marijauna. (Courtesy of Naval Submarine Base)

The Naval Submarine Base in Groton is trying to communicate that federal law and the Uniform Code of Military Justice still apply.

Norwich City Council has busy agenda Monday

Public hearings are planned on a proposal to bond $145 million to cover the pension obligation and $740,000 to design an exit ramp for a second business park.

Norwich officials looking for help to preserve a piece of Norwich Navigators history

This statue of the Norwich Navigators mascot, Tater the Gator, stands on the left field concourse at Dodd Stadium. A plaque once attached to the base has been recovered by a scrap dealer. (Claire Bessette/The Day)

A bronze plaque that was once attached to the giant statue of Tater the Gator was recently sold for scrap, and the city is looking for someone to buy it back for display.

New London seeks input on how to spend $26 million

Residents urged to complete survey on how city should disburse the American Rescue Plan funds it expects to receive in 2021 and 2022.

Bordelon announces that she will pursue primary campaign for Groton Town Council

Portia Bordelon, a Democratic Town Councilor, announced that she is pursuing a primary campaign for reelection to Town Council.

Coming this weekend

News: Denise Merrill reflects on her tenure as secretary of the state and her efforts to make it easier to cast a ballot in Connecticut. Daybreak: Last year, Christopher Faison was back living in his hometown of Norwich, after several years...

State Rep. Mike France named in campaign finance complaint

The Ledyard state representative’s campaign categorically denied the complaint, which alleges France improperly received help from a conservative group.

Swabs return with Eagle to New London

U.S. Coast Guard Academy swabs, members of the incoming Class of 2025, depart on liberty Friday, July 30, 2021, from the Coast Guard barque Eagle at City Pier in New London.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

U.S. Coast Guard Academy swabs, members of the incoming Class of 2025, returned to the city Friday morning at the conclusion of their weeklong training sail aboard Eagle.

Backpacks with school supplies free for area kids

The giveaways will be held Sunday from 1-4 p.m. in New London and Groton.

Bulldozer in the sky

Heavy equipment operators with Cherenzia Excavation use a Caterpillar D8N bulldozer to build a pile of fill gravel Friday, July 30, 2021, on the construction site along Howard Street in New London.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Heavy equipment operators with Cherenzia Excavation have been using a Caterpillar D8N bulldozer to build a pile of fill gravel on the construction site along Howard Street.

Groton Town Police Department's nonemergency phones being upgraded Sunday

Groton Town Police Department's nonemergency phones will be impacted during an upgrade project scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Aug. 1.

At the Library: Act III, an outdoor concert in Waterford

Act III will perform their eclectic mix of jazz and rhythm and blues at a free outside concert at the Waterford Public Library at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6.
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A local band, Act III, will perform a mix of jazz and rhythm and blues at a free outside concert at the Waterford Public Library at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6.

Your Turn: Hank the mutt will be dearly missed

Hank lived in a kennel all his life before being adopted by the Szpyrka family after they saw him eight years ago on Channel 3. 
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In 2013, Hank appeared on Channel 3 News with Scot Haney wearing a red bandanna. Hank had lived in a kennel all his life and was scheduled to be euthanized within a week if they could not find a home for him.

Poetry in a Pandemic: The Aftermath

Poetry in a Pandemic offers local readers a chance to share their poetry written during or related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. To contribute, email times@theday.com.

Four people and two dogs displaced by fire in Preston

Preston fire Chief Thomas Casey said there were no injuries in the fire, which was contained to one bedroom and under control in about 10 minutes. The American Red Cross is assisting.

Colchester man missing since Monday found safe

Kyle Wright on Friday evening called his mother to alert her he is in Kentucky, according to state police.

Norwich fire displaces eight people

The Norwich Fire Department said fire and water damaged two of the three apartments at 117 Prospect St.

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Coast Guard Eagle to open for tours in New London this weekend

Crew on the United States Coast Guard barque Eagle bend-on sail May 4, 2017, while docked at City Pier in New London.  Eagle will be at City Pier again this weekend and open for free public tours.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

After making stops in the Azores, Iceland and Bermuda, the Eagle will be at City Pier in New London this weekend.

Coast Guard Academy: Master chief permanently relieved of duties, investigation finds no evidence of sexual misconduct

Master Chief Brett VerHulst had been reassigned to the Research and Development Center as the Coast Guard investigated "alleged inappropriate conduct."

Submarine Rickover rollout

The Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) is rolled out to the graving dock Friday, July 23, 2021, on the waterfront at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover is rolled out to the waterfront at Electric Boat on Friday.

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More than 20 hurt when 2 trains collide in Boston

Two trains running on the Green Line in Boston have crashed into each other, injuring more than 20 people

Defrocked cardinal accused of sex assault on teen at wedding reception

In this May 16, 2006, file photo, former Washington Archbishop, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick pauses during a press conference in Washington. McCarrick, the once-influential American cardinal who was defrocked after a Vatican investigation confirmed he had sexually molested adults as well as children, has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy during a wedding reception at Wellesley College in the 1970s, court records show. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Disgraced former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been charged with sexually assaulting a teenage boy during a wedding reception in Massachusetts in 1974

Report: Blacks, Hispanics prosecuted at higher rates in Connecticut

A new state report says Black and Hispanic residents continue to make up a disproportionate number of people in Connecticut’s justice system, which also is charging African Americans with felonies at higher rates