Bloomberg apologizes for ‘stop-and-frisk’ police practice

In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference at a gun control advocacy event in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is reversing his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run

Speeding up Connecticut to NYC commute is goal of 2 plans

New transportation improvement plans for Connecticut stress the importance of a faster commute to New York City

Stonington man among 10 vets to be added to Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame

Ten Connecticut veterans will be added to the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame

Report: Nearly half of Connecticut households lack resources

A new report shows nearly half of Connecticut lack enough resources to cover basic needs like housing and health care

Friends, family mourn gymnast who died after accident

Friends and family have gathered to mourn the death of a college gymnast from Connecticut who died after a training accident

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Prosecutor drops charges against former CCSU official

A state prosecutor has dropped all criminal charges in an assault case against a former Connecticut university staff member

East Windsor man charged with murder after father found slain

A 40-year-old Connecticut man has been charged in the death of his father

School board member charged with allowing underage drinking party

A member of a Connecticut town’s school board and her husband have been charged with allowing an underage drinking party in their home

Providence panel to review historic monuments after statue vandalized

Providence officials have announced plans to form a seven-member committee to review and address memorials, historic markers and monuments after the city’s statue of Christopher Columbus was vandalized

Conn. state trooper suspended while crash is investigated

A Connecticut State Police trooper under investigation for his role in a car crash involving his state vehicle that severely injured two women has been suspended

CSCU president uses low graduation rates to make case for consolidation

At a legislative forum on the consolidation in March, Ojakian spoke about the merger, saying, “I fundamentally believe that if we don’t make changes as we’ve discussed here today, that students will be left behind.”

Vineyard Wind CEO sees both New London and Bridgeport as viable wind hubs

The beginnings of five wind turbine towers loom over the assembly area for the Block Island wind farm, the nation's first offshore wind development, at the Port of Providence on March 18, 2016, in Providence, R.I. Lars Pedersen, CEO of Vineyard Wind, which is vying for a contract to supply Connecticut with electricity generated by offshore wind farms, says multiple ports will be needed for turbine assembly and maintenance, including both Bridgeport and New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

"It's a $100 billion of investment that will go into the Atlantic Seaboard and of course we want to be part of that," said Lars Pedersen, CEO of Vineyard Wind.

State Senate Republicans unveil no-tolls transportation plan

Senate Republicans unveil an alternative 10-year, $18 billion transportation plan with no tolls

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Coastal public access hiding in plain sight in a Mystic neighborhood

A street that provides access to the Mystic River is not marked as public access.

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7 forced out when fire badly damages Norwich apartment house

Firefighters work to put out hotspots in an apartment house fire at 88 Otrobando Avenue in Norwich on Sunday, November 17, 2019.  There were no injuries in the fire which began about 12:30 p.m. and displaced six people.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

A fire badly damaged a three-unit apartment building at 88 Otrobando Ave. in the city's Yantic section early Sunday afternoon.84 Otrobando Ave. in the city's Yantic section.

Police logs - Nov. 17, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Police logs - Nov. 16, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

New London police choose union leadership

The New London Police Union, AFSCME Local 724, announced on Thursday the results of recent elections.

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Celebrating New London youth football

Youth cheerleaders chant as they walk in a parade celebrating the New London youth football and cheerleading teams on Sunday, November 17, 2019.  The Whalers made history Nov. 9 by placing all four football teams in the Southern New England Youth Football Conference Super Bowl games at Waterford.  The parade moved along State Street to a rally at Parade Plaza. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Youth cheerleaders chant as they walk in a parade celebrating the New London youth football and cheerleading teams on Sunday.

Shiloh Baptist Church celebrates 125th anniversary

Choir members Tonya Dantzler, left, and Gloria Watts hold on to each other as they sing during an anniversary service at Shiloh Baptist Church in New London on Sunday, November 17, 2019.  The church, established in 1894, is celebrating its 125th anniversary.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The church and its 1,000 members led by Bishop Benjamin Watts are engaged in spiritual healing, education, community work and other services.

Stonington schools to offer low-cost child care for employees

The school system is planning to launch a low-cost child care program for school employees In February.

Norwich Public Utilities receives award for energy efficiency

NPU has earned a Smart Energy Provider designation for demonstrating commitment to and proficiency in energy efficiency.