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5 highest-paid Eversource execs earned total of $40M last year

Workers clean up tree damage in Glastonbury, Conn., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. The Connecticut National Guard joined over 1,750 utility crews in Connecticut on Friday in efforts to clear trees and restore power to more than homes and businesses still in the dark, as frustration continued to grow over the pace of the response to Tropical Storm Isaias. (AP Photo/David Collins)

With Eversource Energy firmly in the spotlight for increasing electricity charges in July and now for its handling of mass power outages in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias, ratepayers and elected officials are scrutinizing the company's executive...

Shipyard, union reach tentative deal to end strike in Maine

Striking Bath Iron Works shipbuilders march in solidarity, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Bath, Maine. The union representing striking production workers says a tentative agreement was reached with Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works to end a strike that stretched for more than a month during a global pandemic. The agreement announced on Saturday, Aug. 8,  will be put forth to the 4,300 members of Machinists Local S6 for approval. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and production workers have reached a tentative agreement aimed at ending a strike that stretched for more than a month during a global pandemic

Why some voters have not yet received absentee ballots

The Secretary of the State’s Office sent absentee ballots to all but 20,000 registered Democrats and Republicans ahead of the Aug. 11 primary election. It's up to town and city clerks to send out the remaining ballots.

Police: Sex offender used restaurant Wi-Fi to get child porn

The top federal prosecutor in Rhode Island says a man who used the Wi-Fi network at a restaurant to access child pornography was arrested Tuesday

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

A coalition of teachers, students, and families protest during a rally called National Day of Resistance Against Unsafe School Reopening Opening, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in New York. Organizers said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio, New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, and the Department of Education must stop the in-person reopening of schools until it is safe for all. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

New York’s governor said Friday that he would allow children statewide to return to classrooms for the start of the new school year, citing the state’s success in battling the coronavirus pandemic

MORE NORTHEAST NEWS

Weekly poems elevate New Hampshire city's virus newsletters

Poet Tammi Truax looks over her recent work, as her pug

A newsletter that updates residents of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, about the coronavirus pandemic is moving some readers to tears, thanks to weekly contributions from the city's poet laureate

Veyo launches specialized fleet for COVID-19 patients; some want to know what took so long

Despite a troubled run, officials with the state Department of Social Services said they are planning to extend Veyo’s contract for one year.

Mayflower II cancels Newport stop

Spectators on City Pier in New London watch as Mayflower II is tugged toward the dock after being towed from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel is a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World 400 years ago, has canceled a scheduled stop in Rhode Island because of new travel restrictions required of people who visit the state

Connecticut dedicates $160 million more to school reopening

Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday that the state of Connecticut will provide local school districts with an additional $160 million to help them reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic

R.I. reports 110 new virus cases; Mayflower visit canceled

Crew on the tugboat Jaguar, right, pass a tow line to the crew of the Mayflower II during final preparations for the two from Mystic Seaport Museum to New London Monday, July 20, 2020. The vessel, a replica of the original Mayflower that carried the Pilgrims to America in 1620, will be docked at City Pier for two weeks of sea trails before returning to Plymouth in August. The departure marks the end of a three-year restoration at the museum's Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)/The Day via AP)

There have been 110 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and two new virus-related deaths in Rhode Island

Three Massachusetts officers stabbed or slashed; should be OK

Three Massachusetts police officers conducting a stolen vehicle investigation have been stabbed or slashed by the suspect but are expected to be OK

Police: Driver brandished stolen gun in R.I. road rage incident

State police say a Rhode Island man used a stolen handgun during what police described as a road rage incident

Suspect surrenders in double murder outside Connecticut bar

A suspect in a double murder outside a Connecticut bar has surrendered to authorities after the U.S. Marshals Service announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to his arrest

COLUMNS

Eversource shames the politicians courting it

Connecticut legislators have remained mute while Eversource hasn't finished a deal to compensate...

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Police logs - Aug. 8, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Two displaced after New London kitchen fire

Two people have been displaced after a kitchen fire broke out in a 30-unit apartment building at 73 Washington St. on Friday afternoon. There were no injuries.

Ledyard police investigating apparent suicide

Town police are investigating an apparent suicide Friday afternoon in a dirt-pulloff area in the vicinity of Route 12 between Route 214 and River Drive near the Gales Ferry School.

Police logs - Aug. 7, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments across the region.

LOCAL NEWS

What is it like to campaign for state Senate in a pandemic?

People listen to Bob Statchen, right, Democratic candidate for state Senate in the 18th District, during a candidate forum Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, hosted by Eastern Connecticut in Solidarity at Veterans Memorial Park in Jewett City. Mark DePonte, candidate in the primary for the 45th District state House seat, also participated in the event. Statchen will face Republican incumbent Sen. Heather Somers in the November election. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

State Senate candidates in southeastern Connecticut are taking different approaches to door-knocking, and getting creative.

Waterford Historical Society holds event during historic summer

People look at the paintings on display among the farm equipment in the barn during the

This was 2020, the year everybody was required to wear face masks, stand 6 feet apart and have their temperatures taken before entering any of the Waterford Historical Society buildings.

He lost touch with his brother after joining the Navy; 35 years later, he's hoping to find him

Michael Rosado is seen here in this photograph from the 1980s. His brother, Carlos Rosado, hasn't seen him since. (Courtesy of Carlos Rosado)

Carlos Rosado last saw his brother Michael in the mid-1980s. His search regained steam more than 10 years ago, when he received a letter from his foster mother saying Michael had contacted her.

Bug experts: 'Do not be afraid' of large cicada killer wasps

A cicada killer stings a cicada again Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, as it works to drag it into its burrow in the yard of an Old Lyme home.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

These notoriously large wasps have re-emerged in Connecticut in numbers higher than typical this summer, but they're not likely to attack humans, experts say.