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LOCAL NEWS

COVID-19 fines are more theory than practice

Health districts and police departments have the authority to issue fines but so far that isn't happening.

Second annual Family Fishing Tournament held on City Pier

Arianna Waring, 5, center, of New London learns how to fish with firefighter Lou Racicot of the New London Fire Department, while Dimitri Karabelas, 10, of Waterford fishes alongside them during the second annual Family Fishing Tournament hosted by New England Science & Sailing on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at City Pier in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Fishing poles in hand, aspiring young fishers spent Saturday morning on City Pier in New London, learning how to bait a hook and cast a line during the city’s second annual Family Fishing Tournament.

Increase in region's COVID-19 cases trending upward

Total confirmed COVID-19 cases by week in the Ledge Light Health District since April 2020. (Courtesy of Ledge Light Health District)

Ledge Light, Uncas health districts each report scores of new cases in week that ended Friday, as their overall total approaches 2,000.

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week beginning Sunday, Sept. 27.

Somers gains endorsement of small business group's political action committee

National Federation of Independent Business Connecticut PAC announces support for Groton state senator's reelection.

Ledyard Rowing teaching teamwork and leadership for all ages

The Ledyard Rowing women's rowing group row a 25-foot gig with coach Russell Smith, lower left, steering while out on the Thames River on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Gales Ferry.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Members of the Ledyard Rowing program regularly encounter a variety of birds and fish during their sessions in Poquetanuck Cove and the Thames River, but Thursday's seal sighting was a first for the club.

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Gov. Ned Lamont is at war with New London

Flash forward to the fall of 2020, with planning underway for Lamont's $157 million rebuild of the...

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Police logs - Sept. 27

Arrests by state and local police around the region.

Groton City police officers go live with body cameras

Groton City police Capt. Eric Jenkins models one of the department's new Axon body cameras Friday, Sept. 25, 2020.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Groton City police went live with officer body cameras this week, adding an accountability tool that soon will be required of all state and municipal police departments.

Police logs - Sept. 26

Arrests by state and local police across the region.

State police seek driver of vehicle that crashed, burst into flames in Griswold

State police are seeking the driver of a 2010 Suzuki Kizashi after the person allegedly fled a fiery crash early Friday morning on Route 164 at Burton Road.

State police charge Norwich man in Montville armed robbery, assault

Police charged a convicted felon in connection with an alleged armed robbery and assault outside Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant on Dec. 16.

STATE

Connecticut hires consultant to help plan for surge of retirements

Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration has hired a private consultant to evaluate the efficiency of Connecticut’s state government workforce and help the state prepare for the large number of state employees who are anticipated to retire by...

Quinnipiac sends home, suspends 23 students over COVID rules

Quinnipiac University has sent home or suspended more than 20 student in recent days for violating visitor and other policies, both on- and off-campus, that are aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus