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Police logs - Aug. 14, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Three people facing narcotics charges in Ledyard

One man additionally charged in connection with a residential burglary.

Police logs - Aug. 13, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Inmate at Montville prison dies after being found with ligature fashioned from mask

A 32-year-old inmate at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center died Wednesday after being discovered in his cell with a ligature fashioned from a face mask tied around his neck, according to the Department of Correction.

Car strikes pedestrian, building in New London

New London police officers investigate an accident Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, involving a car and a pedestrian at Harbor Freight in New London. There were multiple injuries reported in the accident, which also closed the store at 320 S. Frontage Road. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Three people, including one pedestrian, were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a car drove over a sidewalk and struck a bollard and the storefront at Harbor Freight Tools on S. Frontage Road.

Mystic Fire District to receive FEMA grant for COVID-19 response

Mystic firefighters will receive $2,664 to assist them in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Tuesday.

Police logs - Aug. 12, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.



Republican Chairman J.R. Romano should resign

The GOP chairman didn't investigate serious allegations against the party's endorsed candidate in...


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Water, water everywhere at the beach in Old Lyme

Harland McKenna, left, 9, laughs as he has a water fight with his friend Jackson Durant, 8, both of Old Lyme, as they play in the rain Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at Sound View Beach in Old Lyme.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Harland McKenna laughs as he has a water fight in the rain with his friend Jackson Durant on Thursday at Sound View Beach.

Health care and education suffer when there's no internet access

Susana Encarnacion of New London holds an iPad that the city school system supplied for her son, Jeremiah, a 9-year-old who is going into fourth grade this fall, to do his online lessons. Next to her, Jeremiah is holding the family’s rooster,

This summer, Gov. Ned Lamont and philanthropists have focused attention on Connecticut's digital divide in access to online education. Still, health care leaders say the divide is causing a health crisis, as well.

Swabs at Coast Guard Academy face challenges of Sea Trials

Swab Annabelle Figueroa, left, offers encouragement to Golf Company classmate Andrew Schifflin as they near the end of the log carry challenge during Sea Trials for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2024 on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in New London.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Sea Trials, a series of physical, team-building challenges, mark the end of the 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination.

New London middle school gets new leader

The school board on Thursday approved the promotion of New London native Chris Vamvakides to the role of director at Bennie Dover Jackson Multi-Magnet Middle School.


Republican delegates say they were largely unaware of allegations against endorsed candidate Tom Gilmer

Some expressed concern over how party leadership handled the situation and others questioned why Gilmer’s opponent Justin Anderson waited so long to turn over video evidence of the allegations to law enforcement.

High court: Rhode Island mail-in voters don't need witnesses

The U.S. Supreme Court is leaving in place an agreement that allows Rhode Island residents to vote by mail in two upcoming elections without signing their ballots in the presence of two witnesses or a notary