New London trash task force pitches alternative to yellow bags

A task force charged with exploring the best way for the city to change its habits and increase its recycling rates has some recommendations — and they do not include any yellow garbage bags associated with a controversial pay-as-you-throw...

Sacred art, as was saved from Notre Dame, 'is needed in the world'

Artist Grace Zazzaro poses Friday, April 19, 2019, with two examples of her religious iconography,

On Monday, artist Grace Zazzaro was in her studio, putting the finishing touches on the icon she was scheduled to bring to King’s College later in the week. That's when she looked on Facebook and saw that the Paris cathedral was on fire.

Bearing the cross in New London

The Rev. Ranjit K. Mathews, second from right, of St. James Episcopal Church in New London helps Hildy Ziegler, right, and Will Cooper, back, carry the cross on Good Friday, April 19, 2019, on the first leg of the Stations of the Cross in New London. The procession stopped at nine downtown locations, rather than the traditional 14, where either violence or injustice was inflicted or where violence and injustice are addressed. Members of the group took turns carrying the cross and reading prayers at each station. They sang

The Rev. Ranjit K. Mathews, second from right, of St. James Episcopal Church in New London helps Hildy Ziegler, right, and Will Cooper, back, carry the cross on Good Friday on the first leg of the Stations of the Cross in New London.

Groton, Stonington won't fund North Stonington Road Bridge replacement next year

Neither town has set aside funding for the bridge for fiscal year 2020, but are eyeing fiscal year 2021 as the year it could be replaced.

Coming this weekend

Coming this weekend

Locals honored by state Boy Scouts council

Tom Kasprzak

Tom Kasprzak of East Lyme, Ledyard native Bob Reed and Stonington businessman Jonathan Duncklee will receive major awards when the Connecticut Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America holds its 24th Annual Outstanding Leadership Award Dinner May...

East Lyme Middle School Trimester 2 Honor Roll

East Lyme Middle School Trimester 2 Honor Roll

Mystic Middle School Trimester 2 Honor Roll

Mystic Middle School Trimester 2 Honor Roll

Norwich Technical High School honor roll students announced

The school releases third-quarter honor roll list.

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities discusses state issues with local officials

CCM held a roundtable discussion Thursday with more than a dozen local officials to discuss issues facing the state and municipalities.

New London school employee makes first court appearance

At the request of state prosecutors, a judge in New London on Thursday agreed to keep sealed the details of the allegations against Corriche Gaskin, a New London school employee facing a felony charge of risk of injury to a minor.

Saying thank you with a quilt

Army Veteran Elsie Lignelli, 101, who served in World War II, is wrapped in a quilt by Jan Roberta of the Quilts of Valor Foundation during a ceremony Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Solstice Senior Living in Groton. Five veterans, all residents at the independent senior living center, were thanked for their service. Quilts of Valor is a nonprofit foundation that presents veterans with a handmade freedom quilt to honor them for their service and sacrifices. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Army Veteran Elsie Lignelli, 101, who served in World War II, is wrapped in a quilt by Jan Roberta of the Quilts of Valor Foundation during a ceremony Thursday at Solstice Senior Living in Groton.

Town meeting, referendum scheduled on Stonington budget

A town meeting on the proposed $73.6 million budget is scheduled for Monday while the referendum vote is slated for April 30.

Stonington committee schedules West Broad Street School open houses

The open houses are scheduled for April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m., April 30 from noon to 2 p.m. and May 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Worcester man charged with DUI in Taftville crash

A Worcester man was chargd with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in connection with a one-car rollover crash Tuesday evening in Taftville.

Rabid bobcat euthanized after attacks on golfer, horse

A golfer used his club in self-defense when a bobcat "came out of nowhere" and attacked him Thursday morning at the Mohegan Sun Golf Course, a club official said.

Police logs - April 19, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Man arrested in 2017 in Old Lyme for fentanyl possession is sentenced to 30 months

Alcides Alba-Gomez, 29, pleaded guilty in January and was sentenced on Thursday.

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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.

Local Fleet Reserve Association to meet April 18

Groton — Branch and Unit 20 of the local Fleet Reserve Association will hold their regular monthly meetings at 6 p.m. on April 18 at 242 Thames St. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend these...

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Regents move forward with merger plan, raise tuition

The Board of Regents for Higher Education forged ahead Thursday with controversial plans to merge the state’s 12 community colleges by hiring three regional presidents — newly created positions, each with yearly salaries of $220,000.

House OKs bill expanding required health insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions

The Connecticut General Assembly's House of Representatives unanimously voted Wednesday to support House Bill 5521, An Act Expanding Required Health Insurance Coverage for Preexisting Conditions.

Plastic bags get the boot in Windham

The Windham Town Council voted 9-1 Tuesday to approve the plastic bag ban ordinance