Support Local News.

We've been with you throughout the pandemic, and now as vaccines become more widely available, we are reporting on how our local schools, businesses and communities are returning to a more "normal" future. There's never been more of a need for the kind of local, independent and unbiased journalism that The Day produces.
Please support our work by subscribing today.

Massachusetts state GOP chair battling party members over anti-gay email

Massachusetts State Rep. Jim Lyons makes a point while he answers questions during an editorial board meeting, Oct. 4, 2018, in Andover, Mass. In a state where Republicans struggle against daunting odds, the Massachusetts GOP Party Chair has found himself in a scorched political battle -- not with Democrats but with members of his own party, including the state’s top Republican -- Gov. Charlie Baker.  (Tim Jean/The Eagle-Tribune via AP)

Massachusetts GOP Party Chair Jim Lyons has found himself in a scorched political battle with members of his own party, including Gov. Charlie Baker

Connecticut lawmakers legalize recreational marijuana

Craig Fishbein, the highest ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, speaks during House debate on a bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Hartford, Conn. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)

A monthslong process to legalize marijuana, which some lawmakers noted has actually been decades in the making, at last came to a conclusion Thursday.

Connecticut Senate will vote on recreational cannabis for third time

The state House passed the legislation Wednesday and rejected a change to the social equity applicant definition.

Company agrees to pay Massachusetts $3.5M for undelivered face masks

A company that authorities say failed to deliver on a contract to supply one million N95 face masks to the state of Massachusetts and then made false statements in connection with its obligation to refund the state has agreed to pay nearly $3.5...

Massachusetts state trooper injured by passing truck, which left scene

A Massachusetts State Police trooper suffered arm and hand injuries when he was struck by a tractor-trailer that didn’t stop

MORE NORTHEAST NEWS

State police investigating shooting by Bridgeport officer

Connecticut state police say a Bridgeport police officer has shot and wounded a person while working with a federal and local law enforcement task force

Rhode Island to equip every uniformed officer with body cameras

Rhode Island leaders have proposed equipping every uniformed police officer in the state with body-worn cameras

Senate amends recreational cannabis bill during special session

The state legislature is expected to pass the legislation this week.

Message in a bottle travels across the Atlantic Ocean

A Portuguese teenager has found a message in a bottle that traveled at least 2,400 miles from a Vermont teenager

Rhode Island scales back COVID-19 testing strategy

Rhode Island is scaling back its COVID-19 testing program as more people get fully vaccinated and the number of new confirmed cases continues to fall

Special General Assembly session could address voting rights, climate initiatives

Aside from recreational cannabis, there are a few other priorities lawmakers would like to get to during the upcoming legislative special session.

Prison guards seeking hazard pay for work during pandemic

The union representing Connecticut's prison guards is asking lawmakers to allocate up to $500 million in federal COVID-19 funds for hazard pay to be given to those deemed essential workers during the pandemic

COLUMNS

Groton overlooks oral school developer's history of bribing public officials

The developer who has a contract to buy Mystic oral school for $1 has a troubling resume and a...

The Day delves into trust work: The more you know us, the more you trust us

As journalists who insist on transparency in government and other matters of public interest, we're...

NEWS FROM OUR TOWNS

Find news in your town:

Waterford man charged in 2020 fatal vehicle accident

An 80-year-old Waterford man has been charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle.

UPDATED: Stonington police say three men used SUV to try to rip ATM out of pharmacy

One man was arrested after he and two others usuccessfully tried to use a stolen Kia SUV to drag an ATM out of the Walgreen's pharmacy in Pawcatuck early Tuesday, police say.

Groton police search for man suspected in assault

Groton police said they are looking for a 34-year-old man who allegedly assaulted a victim with a beer bottle, causing non-life threatening injuries.

Hundreds without power after truck strikes utility pole in New London

A truck struck a utility pole in New London Tuesday morning, knocking out power for nearly 400 people, according to Eversource.

LOCAL NEWS

Guardians of the summer sands: Lifeguards prepare for season at Norwich pond

Hannah Maynard, waterfront director for the Norwich Recreation Department beach at Spaulding Pond in Mohegan Park, demonstrates a basic backstroke Thursday, June 17, 2021, for her crew of lifeguards.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Lifeguards at Spaulding Pond in Norwich trained Thursday for their upcoming summer season.

Hospitals considering COVID-19 vaccination mandates for employees

In a Texas case, a federal judge rejected Houston Methodist Hospital employees’ claim that the hospital’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy was unlawful.

Groton's Project Oceanology receives $950,000 from offshore wind partners

Project Oceanology marine science educators Callie Scheetz, far right, and Debbie Sayer lead a lesson on bivalves on May 5, 2020, from a Project O skiff piloted by captain Ian Morrison in the Poquonnock River estuary off Bluff Point State Park. Offshore wind partners Ørsted and Eversource continued on Thursday, June 17, 2021, awarded $950,000 to Groton-based Project Oceaonology for development of educational programs for struggling school districts in southeastern Connecticut.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Offshore wind partners Ørsted and Eversource continued to make good on promises of local partnerships on Thursday with an award of $950,000 to Groton-based Project Oceaonology.

Montville honors fourth grade educator as Teacher of the Year

Fourth grade teacher Patty Miceli talks with students after reading

Miceli, who has taught fourth grade for the past 21 years at Oakdale Elementary School, was recently awarded the title of Montville's Teacher of the Year 2021-2022.