Nancy Pelosi honored with JFK Profile in Courage Award

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, stands with Caroline Kennedy and Jack Schlossberg as she receives the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been honored with the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award

Red Sox CEO gives Trinity College grads gift of game tickets

Graduating students at a Connecticut college have been greeted with a surprise from their commencement day speaker: free tickets to a Boston Red Sox game

Police investigate after man's body found at Boston golf course

Police in Boston are investigating a body found at a golf course

Police officer helps residents, family dog escape burning house

Police in Connecticut say a patrol officer helped residents escape from a burning house.

Connecticut woman found dead in car in Massachusetts

A Connecticut woman has been found dead in Massachusetts under suspicious circumstances

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Protesters hold anti-tolls rally at state Capitol

State Rep. Laura Devlin addresses the crowd of anti-toll protesters in front of the Capitol Building, Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Hartford, Conn. Protesters have gathered outside the state Capitol to rally against a proposal to put electronic tolls on the state's highways. Demonstrators on Saturday called the plan another tax increase state residents can't afford. They held

Protesters have gathered outside the state Capitol to rally against a proposal to put electronic tolls on the state's highways

Ceremony held for garden dedicated to gun violence victims

Women who lost children to gun violence were among a crowd that gathered to break ground on a new Connecticut garden that will honor hundreds of victims killed by firearms dating back more than 50 years

R.I. post office to be renamed after Army captain killed in Iraq

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed will help dedicate a post office in a small Rhode Island community in honor of an Army captain who was killed in Iraq

2 dead, 1 revived after series of overdoses in Hartford

Police in Hartford say two people have died and another has been revived after overdosing in the city's South End

50 arrested, guns and drugs seized in Waterbury bust

Police in Connecticut say they have arrested 50 people and seized drugs and guns during an investigation that was spurred by heroin-related deaths

Senate sends $15 minimum wage bill to Lamont

Connecticut’s minimum-wage workers will see their hourly wages rise from $10.10 to $15 over the next four and a half years under legislation passed early Friday by the Senate and sent to Gov. Ned Lamont for his promised signature.

Kraft's prosecutors appeal block of massage parlor video

In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat in New York. A Florida judge has blocked prosecutors from using video that allegedly shows Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor. Judge Leonard Hanser ruled Monday, May, 13, 2019, that Jupiter police did not follow proper procedures after installing the hidden cameras that secretly recorded Kraft visiting the Orchids of Asia Day Spa twice in January. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Florida prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to block them from using video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor

Maine to become first state to prohibit Native American mascots in all public schools

Twenty years ago, Maulian Dana was watching a Maine high school basketball game between two teams called the "Indians" and the "Warriors." Her gaze drifted toward the student sections, where she saw kids chanting and dancing with fake feathers and...

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Somers seeks $10 million in state money to help campaign donors

Sen. Somers won't talk about her attempts to secure $10 million in state bond money for developers...

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Police logs - May 19

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

No injuries in Taftville apartment fire

Firefighters knocked down a first-floor fire Friday, May 17, 2019, that caused no injuries at 54 Hunters Ave., Taftville. (Benjamin Kail/The Day)

Firefighters on Friday evening knocked down a first-floor blaze that sent heavy smoke throughout a three-story apartment building, potentially displacing six residents but injuring no one.

Police logs - May 18, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Morning blaze significantly damages New London building

New London firefighters force entry into a second floor apartment at 464 Montauk Ave. on Friday, May 17, 2019. Crews were called by staff at the dental office on the first floor for smoke in the building.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A Friday morning blaze significantly damaged the second floor of the multipurpose building at 464 Montauk Ave., Battalion Chief Mark Waters said.

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My Pet Pal: Sarah, Sadie and Sammy

It’s difficult to get Sarah in a photo with the cats.

Old friend declines to attend wedding she can't endorse

DEAR ABBY: My dear friend of many years is marrying for the fourth time. Her fiance is verbally abusive and a heavy drinker. After a particularly bad period she went through with him, I told her that if she went ahead and married...

Conn College grads urged 'to dare'

Brandy Darling dances as she walks to recieve her diploma during Connecticut College's commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the school's campus in New London.  A total of 403 Bachelor of Arts degrees were awarded during the College's 101st graduation ceremony.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

College President Katherine Bergeron urged this year’s graduates to not only remember the school’s first graduating class, but to be “glad to dare” as they had 100 years ago.

Neighbors oppose Mystic marina redevelopment project

This shed on the Seaport marine property sits at the foot of Cottrell Street and would be demolished as part of the Smiler's Wharf project.

On May 28 a large group of neighbors are expected to attend a public hearing on a master plan application by owners of Seaport Marine to redevelop the property into the Smiler's Wharf development.