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Groton City Police release complaints while working on community relations

Chief Michael Spellman said when the department receives complaints of rude or inappropriate officer behavior, the complaints become a "point of emphasis" for supervisors to observe officers and ensure appropriate interaction with the public.

Norwich neighbor dispute leads to alleged racial slur, BB gun fire

Norwich police said a neighbor dispute escalated into an alleged exchange of racial and homosexual slurs followed by BB gun fire last Wednesday.

Person sustains life-threatening gunshot wound at Groton-New London Airport

A person sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound on Monday that state police said occurred in an incident in which there appears to be no criminal aspect.

Police logs - Oct. 20, 2020

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Jeep crashes through front wall of Norwich bakery

David Vocatura, right, owner of Vocatura's Bakery, talks to emergency responders after a man drove his Jeep through the front of the building Sunday, October 18, 2020 in Norwich. The driver of the Jeep that crashed through the front window of the landmark city business walked away uninjured. Vocatura said he just escaped with his life, having stepped away from the location the Jeep entered just moments before. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The driver, along with bakery employees and customers, were not injured in the 12:21 p.m. crash at Vocatura's Bakery on Boswell Avenue.

Police logs - Oct. 18, 2020

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Police logs - Oct. 17, 2020

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State to provide COVID aid to nonprofit arts groups

A pedestrian pauses to read the marquee at the Garde Arts Center in New London on Monday, October 19, 2020. Governor Ned Lamont announced Monday the state will be providing up to $9 million in grants to nonprofit arts organizations in COVID-19 relief. Some will come in the form of matching grants. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

On Monday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced the state will be providing up to $9 million in grants to certain nonprofit arts groups.

Formica seeks fourth term as state senator from the 20th District

Republican state senator for the 20th district Paul Formica.

If re-elected, he said he hopes to use his background in customer service and ability to work with Democrats to engage in difficult conversations about the state’s budget, renewable energy, health care and tourism.

Republicans file complaint against Statchen over Somers-Trump mailers

Stonington Republican Town Committee chairman files election complaint against the campaign of 18th Senate District Democratic candidate Bob Statchen over campaign material linking Republican Sen. Heather Somers with President Donald Trump.

Gauthier challenges Conley for 40th District state rep seat

Candidates for the 40th house district, state Rep. Christine Conley, D-Groton, left, and Republican challenger Lauren Gauthier, right.

Rep. Christine Conley, D-Groton, an attorney, is seeking her third term and facing a challenge from Republican candidate Lauren Gauthier, a special projects manager at an oyster farm.

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High-risk Connecticut municipalities deciding what to do about schools

Schools in several municipalities that have been put on high alert by the state because of rising coronavirus numbers have paused in-person learning, but others have decided to keep their schools open

Winter energy costs to be higher but New England oil users may get break

Home heating costs are expected to grow this winter because of projections of colder weather and people continuing to shelter at home