Norwich man continues to insist his wife's fatal shooting was accident

Chihan Eric Chyung, center, awaits his 25-year sentence in New London Superior Court on Thursday, April 25, 2019, for the 2009 murder of his wife, Paige Ann Bennett, in Norwich. At right is his defense attorney Trent LaLima.  (John Shishmanian/NorwichBulletin.com)

Chihan Eric Chyung admitted to police almost immediately that he shot his wife of just a few weeks following a lengthy argument. He maintains it was an accident. On Thursday, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for her death.

Oswegatchie Hills developer still wants added sewage capacity from East Lyme

A developer proposing to build affordable housing in the Oswegatchie Hills recently filed a lawsuit against the town to overturn recently passed laws it says could prevent it from gaining and keeping greater sewer capacity in the future.

Police: Norwich man burglarized two Preston homes after leaving court

State police said a Norwich man, charged Wednesday with stealing from a Griswold home in January, is suspected of burglarizing two more homes in Preston after leaving court on unrelated charges Tuesday.

Police logs - April 26, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Bloomingdale Road in Waterford closed after accident damages wires

Bloomingdale Road is closed after a tractor-trailer snagged some wires, pulling them down Thursday afternoon.

New London to install off-the-grid lights in Riverside Park

A conceptual illustration of what the new wind- and solar-powered street lights, to be installed in Riverside Park as part of a pilot project, will look like. (Courtesy of the city of New London)

The city is planning installation of three off-the-grid street lights powered by solar panels and small wind turbines along a riverside promenade at Riverside Park, a pilot program that city officials say could lead to more throughout the city.

Police logs - April 25, 2019

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High flyer in Groton

Theo Hespeler, 5, of Salem jumps as he tries to get his kite in the air on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Poquonnock Plains Park in Groton.

Theo Hespeler, 5, of Salem jumps as he tries to get his kite in the air on Thursday at Poquonnock Plains Park.

Judge Devlin nominated to serve on state appeals court

While assigned to the New London Judicial District, Judge Robert J. Devlin Jr. presided over years of court proceedings in a sensational murder-for-hire case involving local attorneys Haiman Clein and Beth Carpenter.

Preston finance board supports plan to add paid firefighters, mostly

Proposed Preston budget includes nearly doubling fire department budget to hire paid firefighters to fill gaps in responses by volunteers.

Face the waste: Students sort school trash, learn about recycling

Aidan Desjardins, 17, left, and Aiden Davis, 18, both seniors at the Science and Technology Magnet High School in New London, sort through a bag of cafeteria trash Thursday, April 25, 2019, part of an audit of the school's waste stream. The students were breaking down what percentage of the waste can be recycled or composted.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Students from the Science and Technology Magnet High School in New London spent the day digging through trash bags and separating out recyclables during an audit of the high school's waste stream.

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Satanic Temple: IRS has designated it a tax-exempt church

The Satanic Temple says it's been designated a church by the Internal Revenue Service

House OKs resolution to allow early voting in Connecticut

The House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a resolution to allow early voting in Connecticut, State Rep. Christine Conley, D-Groton, announced in a news release.