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Former Norwich Public Utilities GM John Bilda: surprised, confused at criminal charges

Then NPU General Manager John Bilda testifies during the Norwich Ethics Commission public hearing at Norwich City Hall on Feb. 19, 2017, regarding complaints involving the participation of local and Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative, or CMEEC, officials in trips to the Kentucky Derby. He testified in federal court Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, during a criminal trial on conspiracy and theft charges related to the trips.  (Tim Cook/The Day, FILE)

Former Norwich Public Utilities General Manager John Bilda testified in federal court Friday during a criminal trial on conspiracy and theft charges.

Police search for missing North Stonington brothers

Brothers Shad Stewart, left, and Lance Stewart have been missing from North Stonington for two weeks, police say. (Connecticut State Police)

Shad and Lance Stewart have been missing for more than two weeks, police say.

Medical examiner: Matthew Lindquist was stabbed 67 times in Griswold attack

Matthew Lindquist on Pachaug Pond, a pond near their home where the family enjoyed boating and fishing.  (Courtesy of Eric Lindquist)

After being chased into the woods on a cold December night, Matthew Lindquist suffered stab, slice and 'chop' wounds across his body, according to a medical examiner who testified Friday in the Griswold triple-murder trial of Sergio Correa.

Police logs - Dec. 4, 2021

Arrests by state and local police in the region.

Medical examiner describes Kenneth Lindquist's shattered skull as Griswold triple murder trial continues

Dr. Dollette T. White, of the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, testifies on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in the trial of Sergio Correa, who faces 14 charges in the 2017 deaths of Kenneth, Janet and Matthew Lindquist. White testified about the autopsy she performed on Kenneth Lindquist that led her to rule his death a homicide and used a model of a skull and brain to demonstrate the multiple places where Lindquist's skull was fractured. (Taylor Hartz/The Day)

Dr. Dollette T. White used a life-size model of a skull and brain to show where Lindquist was struck — with what she said was likely a rounded, blunt object — breaking off the top of his skull and shattering the rest.

Firefighters knock down small blaze at New London restaurant

Firefighters at the scene of a fire Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at The Green Room restaurant and bar on Bank Street in New London, work in the backdoor area of the building from Blinman Street.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A fire at The Green Room shortly before 4 p.m. was put down quickly Thursday.

Mystic man charged with manslaughter in April fatal crash in Stonington

Ryan Brown told police he was was texting when his SUV crossed into the oncoming lane, hitting a car head-on and killing Michelle McMullen of Norwich in April. He also had marijuana in his system, police say.



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DEEP stocks Shetucket River with Atlantic salmon

Ray Schaefer of Canterbury, acting vice president of the Thames Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, releases an Atlantic salmon into the Shetucket River on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, as he and other volunteers, along with staff from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Fisheries Division, stock Atlantic salmon in the river in Sprague.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Anglers in the region will have a chance for some prize catches soon, after the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection added 50 large Atlantic salmon to a local waterway Friday.

Make A Difference: Madonna Place

Tricia is a mother who is due to give birth to twin girls in the new year.

Stonington gets in the holiday spirit

Singers from Stonington High School, Calvary Church and United Church lead the community carol sing Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at Wadawanuck Square in Stonington Borough.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

From carols to a tree lighting to a festive stroll, the borough gets into the holiday spirit.

New London to launch on-demand ride share service on Monday

The city will launch its new NL SmartRide program on Monday, an on-demand public transportation service similar to ride-hailing system like Uber.



Connecticut could be among states tapping portion of $12 billion in pot taxes by 2030

Jars of cannabis sit on a counter at the Harborside dispensary in Oakland, Calif., on March 23, 2020. (Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris)

Cannabis tax revenue generated more than $2 billion in the U.S. last year and that could grow to $10 billion to $12 billion for states by 2030, exceeding tax revenue from alcohol, according to municipal-bond strategists at Barclays. This year, five...

Kevin Lembo to resign as Connecticut comptroller

Lembo, who spearheaded initiatives to improve transparency and bring greater stability to Connecticut’s finances, will resign Dec. 31 due to a serious heart condition.