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Connecticut could be among states tapping portion of $12 billion in pot taxes by 2030

Jars of cannabis sit on a counter at the Harborside dispensary in Oakland, Calif., on March 23, 2020. (Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris)

Cannabis tax revenue generated more than $2 billion in the U.S. last year and that could grow to $10 billion to $12 billion for states by 2030, exceeding tax revenue from alcohol, according to municipal-bond strategists at Barclays. This year, five...

Kevin Lembo to resign as Connecticut comptroller

Lembo, who spearheaded initiatives to improve transparency and bring greater stability to Connecticut’s finances, will resign Dec. 31 due to a serious heart condition.

State legislators hear calls for greater access to arts, culture, tourism

At forum, a veteran of tourism and hospitality groups in South Florida is introduced as director of the state Office of Tourism.

Graduate student fatally stabbed, 2nd man wounded in NYC

Police say a Columbia University graduate student was fatally stabbed and another man was wounded in separate attacks near the university’s upper Manhattan campus

Inquiry underway over top prosecutor’s hiring of OPM official’s daughter

The administration of Gov. Ned Lamont has retained former U.S. Attorney Stanley A. Twardy Jr. and two other lawyers from the firm of Day Pitney to investigate “possible improprieties by state employees and possibly others.”

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Connecticut comptroller to resign due to health condition

Connecticut’s comptroller, Kevin Lembo, said Friday that he will resign a year before the end of his current term because of a health problem

Energy secretary: Offshore wind brings 'gust' of job growth

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, center, speaks with workers, and Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee, left, Thursday Dec. 2, 2021, while visiting an under construction fabrication and assembly facility for offshore wind turbines at the Port of Providence, in Providence, R.I. The building is scheduled to be finished this spring to support two offshore wind projects, Revolution Wind and South Fork Wind. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)

U_S_ Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Thursday that the administration’s goal for offshore wind and the projects being developed now represent a “gust of job growth throughout the country.”

Man who put razor blades in pizza dough gets more than 4 years in prison

This booking photo released Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, by the Dover, N.H., Police Department shows Nicholas Mitchell, of Dover. Mitchell, who was accused of putting razor blades in pizza dough at a Hannaford supermarkets in Maine and New Hampshire, was sentenced Thursday Dec. 2, 2021, to four years and nine months in federal prison. (Dover Police Department via AP, File)

A man accused of putting razor blades and screws in pizza dough at supermarkets in Maine and New Hampshire has been sentenced to four years and nine months in  prison

Man with shotgun outside U.N. arrested after standoff, lockdown

NYPD emergency services officers respond to a man standing outside United Nations headquarters with a shotgun, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in New York. Hostage negotiators spoke to the man who appeared to be in his 60s, and resolved the situation peacefully. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The United Nations headquarters in New York City was locked down for several hours after a man was seen pacing outside with what police said appeared to be a shotgun

Several cases of omicron virus variant detected in NYC

In this image from video provided by the New York Office of the Governor, Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks during a news briefing, in New York, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Minnesota health officials on Thursday reported the state's first confirmed case of the omicron COVID-19 variant, in a man who had attended an anime conference in New York City in late November. (New York Office of the Governor via AP)

Health officials say multiple cases of the omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in New York, including a man who attended an anime convention in Manhattan in late November and tested positive for the variant when he returned home to...

New London woman killed in wrong-way crash on I-95 in Virginia

Virginia State Police say a Connecticut woman was one of two people killed when the car she was riding in was hit head-on by a car traveling the wrong way on Interstate 95 during a police chase

Some Connecticut state employees appear to receive three paychecks this week

In what is being described as a technical glitch by the state comptroller’s office, it appeared that some state workers received three paychecks instead of one this week.

Workers in Connecticut can now apply for a new paid leave program

It will allow people to cover basic living expenses if they take time off of work to raise a child or care for a sick relative.

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The Day is grateful for your gifts and engagement

The money readers donated on Giving Tuesday is crucial, but your participation in the daily miracle...

How about Sens. Cathy Osten or Heather Somers for governor?

We are heading toward a dull remake of the last gubernatorial contest, but we could hope for more,...

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Firefighters knock down small blaze at New London restaurant

Firefighters at the scene of a fire Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at The Green Room restaurant and bar on Bank Street in New London, work in the backdoor area of the building from Blinman Street.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A fire at The Green Room shortly before 4 p.m. was put down quickly Thursday.

Mystic man charged with manslaughter in April fatal crash in Stonington

Ryan Brown told police he was was texting when his SUV crossed into the oncoming lane, hitting a car head-on and killing Michelle McMullen of Norwich in April. He also had marijuana in his system, police say.

Bulletins issued for two missing men from Stonington, Montville

Stonington police issued a bulletin for Glen Marquardt while Montville is looking for help locating Gregory Bohara.

Man facing charges after Mohegan Police cruiser struck in Bozrah

State police said a man is facing charges after a Mohegan Police cruiser was struck while police were trying to conduct a traffic stop.

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DEEP stocks Shetucket River with Atlantic salmon

Ray Schaefer of Canterbury, acting vice president of the Thames Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited, releases an Atlantic salmon into the Shetucket River on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, as he and other volunteers, along with staff from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Fisheries Division, stock Atlantic salmon in the river in Sprague.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Anglers in the region will have a chance for some prize catches soon, after the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection added 50 large Atlantic salmon to a local waterway Friday.

Make A Difference: Madonna Place

Tricia is a mother who is due to give birth to twin girls in the new year.

Stonington gets in the holiday spirit

Singers from Stonington High School, Calvary Church and United Church lead the community carol sing Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at Wadawanuck Square in Stonington Borough.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

From carols to a tree lighting to a festive stroll, the borough gets into the holiday spirit.

New London to launch on-demand ride share service on Monday

The city will launch its new NL SmartRide program on Monday, an on-demand public transportation service similar to ride-hailing system like Uber.