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Welcome back, USS Indiana

The U.S. Navy attack submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789) is escorted by the Thames Towboat Co. tug John P. Wronowski as it transits the Thames River on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, bound for the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The USS Indiana transits the Thames River en route to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton on Wednesday.

Where to vote Tuesday in southeastern Connecticut

Tuesday, Nov. 2, is Election Day. Here are the polling places throughout the region.

Road closures announced for Mystic Halloween Parade

The Groton Town and Stonington police departments announced road closures for Sunday for the Mystic Fire Department and Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade.

Wind surfing the Thames

A wind surfer on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, moves along the Thames River off of Riverside Park in New London, with trees changing color along Military Highway in Groton in the background.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

A wind surfer moves along the Thames River in New London on Wednesday.

Veteran political leaders vie for Norwich mayor's seat

Incumbent Republican mayor and Democratic council president pro tempore face off in the Nov. 2 election.

Judge sends decadeslong Oswegatchie Hills fight back to East Lyme zoning board

It's the latest development for a planned 840-unit affordable housing development on the hills over the Niantic River.

Norwich referendum question asks voters to bond $145 million pension debt

Norwich voters will be asked if they support a plan to bond the $145 million pension obligation debt in a plan estimated to save the city $43 million over 30 years.

RTM candidates say how they will best serve Waterford

Come Nov. 2, 31 candidates will be on the ballot running for a spot to represent their voting district in the Representative Town Meeting and here's how they vow to serve the town.

Eleven candidates compete for six seats on Norwich City Council

Six Republicans and five Democrats are running for Norwich City Council.

Norwich Board of Education ballot features diverse set of candidates

Eleven candidates are competing for nine spots on the Norwich Board of Education.

Norwich native gives back to community during Navy Week

Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Fernandez is a 2010 Norwich Free Academy graduate and serves as an electronics technician aboard USS James E. Williams.
(Photo submitted)

Petty Officer 1st Class Justin Fernandez is a 2010 Norwich Free Academy graduate.

Groton Public Library hosts Bumpers & Books

Groton Public Library hosted its sixth annual Bumpers & Books on Saturday, Oct. 16. (Photo submitted)

The event is a traditional trunk or treat with a literary twist — all of the car trunks are decorated in book- and author-related themes.

Foundry 66 on comeback after COVID interruptions

Mary Riley, Community Manager for Norwich Community Development Corporation's Foundry 66 co-working space on Franklin Street in Norwich steps out of her office Wednesday, October 6, 2021. 
(Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Foundry 66 was significantly impacted at the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 and is adjusting to changing times.

Green & Growing: Colorful winter birds love messy backyards

Finches on stalks: Goldfinches are voracious seed eaters. Here, two perch on the stalks of New York ironweed at Meigs Point Nature Center. (Photo: Kathy Connolly)

The flowers of 2021 are brown. Grey sticks and leaves seem like crumpled paper on the ground. From the kitchen window, it may look like a messy yard. But for robins, chickadees, finches, cardinals, juncos and nuthatches, your yard may look like...

Nor'easter strikes southeastern Connecticut with heavy rain

An East Lyme police officer redirects a motorist Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, as a state Department of Transportation crew arrives to clear a tree from Boston Post Road.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Wind gusts measured a high of 38 mph, meteorologist Gary Lessor said.

Child headed to bus stop hit with rock from moving vehicle in New London

A youth was injured Tuesday after being struck with a rock while walking to a bus stop.

Report shows woman killed in Mystic crash was hit by man distracted by phone

A just-released preliminary report shows a Hartford Health Care nurse was killed on Coogan Boulevard in April when a Mystic man using his phone crossed the double yellow line and crashed into her car.

Downed tree halts traffic in East Lyme

An East Lyme police officer redirects a motorist Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, as a state Department of Transportation crew arrives to clear a tree from Boston Post Road.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A fallen tree on Route 1 brought traffic to a stop Tuesday afternoon, police said.

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A week before elections, Groton still stalls on FOI compliance for Mystic Oral School

Groton has refused to comply with FOI requests for documents and communications pertaining to the...

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Connecticut expects to have nearly 100K kid-size Pfizer vaccine doses ready

This October 2021 photo provided by Pfizer shows boxes of kid-size doses of its COVID-19 vaccine. The U.S. moved a step closer to expanding vaccinations for millions more children as a panel of government advisers on Tuesday, Oct. 26, endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's shots for 5- to 11-year-olds. (Pfizer via AP)

The state of Connecticut expects to have nearly 100,000 kid-size doses of Pfizer’s shots for 5- to 11-year-olds ready to begin vaccinating children as early as Nov. 4, pending federal recommendations and approvals

Just four years after the cupboard was bare, Connecticut is a national leader in budget reserves

Connecticut’s $3.1 billion rainy day fund has been amassed almost entirely over the past four years due to an aggressive savings program and a surging stock market, as well as federal coronavirus relief.

Boston doctor fined $6,000 for missing surgery for lunch, nap

Massachusetts’ medical board has reprimanded the head of spine surgery at Boston Medical Center after he left an operating room to eat lunch in his car and then fell asleep and missed an emergency surgery in 2016