Justice Mary Ellen Ring, from Norwich, sits on Ireland's high court

Irish high court Justice Mary Ellen Ring, a southeastern Connecticut native, talks about her career during an interview at Washington Street Coffeehouse in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

It was obvious, as she sipped coffee in a New London cafe and chatted in a light Irish brogue about her remarkable career, that Norwich native Mary Ellen Ring is comfortable with reporters.

Groton City Police seeking identity of body found in Thames River

Coast Guard, left, and City of Groton on the Thames River under the Gold Star Bridge head towards the KE Streeter Boat Launch in Groton after retrieving a body that was discovered by boaters Saturday evening Aug. 17, 2019. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The person appears to be an Asian male, approximately 30 to 40 years old, according to Sgt. Patricia Lieteau.

Police logs for August 18, 2019

Area police reported the following arrests.

Body recovered from Thames River

Town of Groton, Coast Guard and City of Groton boats on the Thames River under the Gold Star Bridge where boaters discovered a body in the water Saturday evening Aug. 17, 2019.   (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The person, who is deceased and whose identity has not been released by police, was spotted about 6:30 p.m. Saturday by boaters in the river near the Gold Star Bridge.

Police logs - Aug. 18, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Traffic backed up on I-95 north in East Lyme

A two-vehicle crash that occurred on Interstate 95 north between exits 73 and 74 has slowed traffic in the area.

Police logs - Aug. 17, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region



Scott Bates is hunkered down in Denise Merrill's bunker

Senate Republican leader says Scott Bates' continuing service as deputy secretary of the state is...


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Mohegan Wigwam Festival gives thanks

Alejandro Long, 9, a member of the Mohegan and Taino nations, gets some help with his dancing regalia from parents Marisol and Shane during the Mohegan Wigwam Festival at Fort Shantok on Sunday, August 18, 2019, in Uncasville. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Dancers participate in an intertribal dance during the Mohegan Wigwam Festival at Fort Shantok on Sunday

Rally highlights history, beauty of church facing legal troubles

The once-solvent United Church of Stonington is struggling, and its leaders are appealing to the community for financial assistance and support.

Stenger Farm Park: An oasis of flora, fauna in Waterford

The pond at Stenger Farm Park, seen June 4, 2016, in Waterford. (Jacinta Meyers/The Day)

From Clark Lane, it looks like a dirt parking lot next to a field with an adjacent dog park, easy to pass by without even a hint of curiosity. But walk into the tree line and you will find a variety of lush micro-ecosystems on this former farm.

Norwich to demolish old electrical substation in Taftville

The city is seeking bids for the demolition of an electrical substation that has sat at the intersection for the past 60 years.



Woman charged in Connecticut missing mom case heads back to court

In this June 28, 2019, file photo, Michelle Troconis attends a hearing in Stamford Superior Court in Stamford, Conn. The judge agreed to issue a no-contact order designed to keep her boyfriend Fotis Dulos and his attorney away from her and also granted permission for her to travel to a friend's home in New York state. Troconis and Dulos are charged with evidence tampering and hindering prosecution in connection with the May 24 disappearance of Fotis Dulos' wife Jennifer Dulos. (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File)

A woman charged in the disappearance of a 50-year-old Connecticut mother of five is headed back to court

Emotional highs, lows mark hiker's record-setting project

Philip Carcia experienced extreme highs and lows _ in both elevation and emotions _ on his way to setting a speed record for New Hampshire hiking