Serving up some chicken

Volunteer Belinda Murano moves fried chicken to a serving pan during a holiday themed community meal on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Groton Senior Center.  Groton Community Meals are open every Monday night, except for holidays when the center is closed, for anyone in need from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Volunteer Belinda Murano moves fried chicken to a serving pan during a holiday themed community meal on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Groton Senior Center.

New London, Waterford, East Lyme police look to share arrest powers

New London is poised to become the second of three municipalities to approve an agreement that would allow a group of police officers from New London, Waterford and East Lyme to be given full arrest powers in all three municipalities.

New London votes to increase next mayor's salary by $24,000

New London — The City Council approved a $24,000 raise for the city’s next mayor on Monday, increasing the current $86,000 salary to $110,000.

Questions remain about double-fatal, wrong-way crash on I-95

State police declined to release new information Monday about the Interstate 95 wrong-way crash that left two dead and three seriously injured early Sunday.

New London firefighters extinguish small, candle-related blaze

Firefighters extinguished a small blaze that began when a candle ignited a piece of paper just before 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Fire Marshal Vernon Skau said.

Two killed, three injured in I-95 crash in Stonington

State police say two people were killed and three seriously injured in a head-on collision in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 just north of Exit 91 around 12:45 a.m. Sunday.

Preston pizza place owner charged with inappropriate behavior with underage employee

A 15-year-old who worked at M&M Pizza of Preston said her boss touched her butt and made inappropriate comments.

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Members of local Young Marines unit travel to Pearl Harbor for 77th anniversary of attack

Five members of the Three Rivers Unit of the Young Marines, who drill weekly at the Coast Guard Academy, were part of a wreath-laying ceremony in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 6, and marched in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade the next day as part of the...

Groton Naval Federal Credit Union wins excellence award

Groton — The Groton Naval Federal Credit Union team earned the Richard Cobb Award for Excellence in Member Service. The annual award recognizes a branch office and a field mortgage office that demonstrate the highest level of...

Local Fleet Reserve Association to host annual Christmas Open House Dec. 22

Groton — Branch 20 of the Fleet Reserve Association will hold its regular monthly meeting on Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. at 242 Thames St. Unit 20 will meet at the same time and date in the club area of the branch home.  All members in good...

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Silicon Valley East: Google plans $1B expansion in New York

In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, people walk by Google offices in New York. Google is spending more than $1 billion to expand operations in New York City. Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Google and Alphabet, said in a blog post Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, that Google is creating a more than 1.7 million square-foot campus that includes lease agreements along the Hudson River in lower Manhattan. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

High tech's center of gravity is shifting east: Google has announced plans for a new $1 billion office complex in New York City.

Federal court says N.Y. ban on nunchucks unconstitutional

In this April 6, 2017, file photo, objects confiscated from passengers' carry-on luggage, including nunchucks, bottom, are displayed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. A federal court says New York's ban on nunchucks, the martial arts weapon made famous by Bruce Lee but prohibited in the state for decades, is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

A federal court says New York's ban on nunchucks, the martial arts weapon made famous by Bruce Lee but prohibited in the state since 1974, is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment

Trooper, bystanders save loose dog on Connecticut highway

A dog that got loose on a Connecticut highway is back with her family thanks to a state police trooper and some good Samaritans