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Lee's Kitchen: Rice pudding worth reminiscing about

I came from a family that liked puddings and, to this day, so do I.

A taste of the tropics

Tiare, left, and Kai'Ulani, right, dancers with Kaiholunuie, a Polynesian dance group from Wallingford, lead a lesson for children attending Tropical Sunsation at Mystic Aquarium Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Kai'Ulani is wearing a Tahitian regalia. The group taught dances from Tahiti, Hawaii and New Zealand Maori traditions. The event, which ran over the long Presidents' Day weekend, also featured Live steel drum music, diving mermaids in the Coral Reef exhibit, and a tropical fish craft for kids of all ages. Tropical Sunsation activities were free to all with paid admission to the aquarium. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Dancers with Kaiholunuie, a polynesian dance group from Wallingford, lead a lesson for children attending Tropical Sunsation at Mystic Aquarium.

Oakes Ames, Conn president emeritus, dies

Oakes Ames (Day file photo)

Oakes Ames, president emeritus of Connecticut College and the college’s president from 1974 to 1988, died Feb. 12.

When it comes to marijuana, detecting impaired driving is a hazy issue

A legislative committee held a hearing last week on a bill requiring a study on the issue.

Bills introduced to change state law regarding mileage payments to legislators

Two state senators from the region have proposed a bill that would prohibit mileage payments from counting toward legislators' pension calculations and from collecting mileage when they are carpool passengers.

Feeding the seagulls

Cindy Shea, of East Lyme, throws donuts and pizza rolls to the seagulls at McCook Point Beach on Monday, February 18, 2019 in Niantic.  Shea said she stops to feed the birds most days and usually brings donated food from Flanders Bake Shop that the store was going to throw away.

Cindy Shea, of East Lyme, throws donuts and pizza rolls to the seagulls at McCook Point Beach on Monday in Niantic.

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Kevin P. McMahon, 'The People's Judge' of New London County, dead at 68

In this 2013 file photo, judge Kevin McMahon makes a statement as Bruce Koloshi appears in Norwich Superior Court Monday, September 16, 2013. Koloshi was arrested over the weekend and accused with marking cards to cheat on games at Mohegan Sun Casino. McMahon died Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Superior Court Judge Kevin P. McMahon, known for his fairness, accessibility and instinctive understanding of people from all walks of life, died early Monday.

Police logs - Feb. 19, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Police logs - Feb. 18, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region

State court recording monitors object to Judicial Branch plan to outsource

Connecticut court recording monitors and the union that represents them went on high alert recently after learning their employer is positioning itself to outsource the production of court transcripts once the current contract expires in June 2021.

Police logs – Feb. 17, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

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Blumenthal pushes for a bill to prevent animal cruelty

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. questions FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, during Wray's confirmation hearing before the committee.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is pushing for a bill to prevent animal cruelty

Vandal topples wax statue of Sean 'Diddy' Combs

In this Dec. 15, 2009, file photo, Sean

Police say someone attacked a statue of Sean "Diddy" Combs at Madame Tussauds wax museum in New York, shoving the rap impresario's likeness so forcefully it lost its head