Former Norwich Public Utilities manger awarded full pension

John Bilda

Former NPU GM John Bilda will receive annual pension payments of $147,297.

John Paul Stevens, longtime leader of Supreme Court's liberal wing, dies at 99

In this April 30, 2014, file photo, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens prepares to testify on the ever-increasing amount of money spent on elections as he appears before the Senate Rules Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. (AP Photo, File)

John Paul Stevens, a moderate midwestern Republican and former antitrust lawyer from Chicago who evolved into a savvy and sometimes passionate leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing and became the third-longest-serving justice on the high court...

Norwich Democrats endorse candidates for City Council, school board

The Democratic Town Committee Tuesday endorsed a slate of six candidates to run for City Council this fall, another six candidates for the Board of Education.

Neighboring governors urge Lamont to persist with transportation rebuild

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, who had their first-ever summit with Lamont, discussed collaborative purchasing for renewable energy, job training, data-sharing and pollution issues.

Developers withdraw Smiler's Wharf application

Architect Meg Lyons presents the designs for the proposed Smiler's Wharf development to a hearing with the Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission on June 17, 2019, at Stonington High School. An earlier meeting was postponed when turnout exceeded the capacity of the venue at Mystic Middle School. The developers are seeking to rezone 7.5-acres of Seaport Marine's 11-acre site off Washington St. from Marine Commercial to Neighborhood Development District.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The developers of the controversial Smiler's Wharf project announced Tuesday that they have withdrawn their application for a zone change and master plan approval.

House condemns Trump 'racist' tweets in extraordinary rebuke

President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Democratic-led House has voted to condemn President Trump for making "racist comments" about four congresswomen of color

Norwich man indicted on firearm possession, drug charges

A federal grand jury indicted a 29-year-old Norwich man on charges related to firearm possession and drug trafficking, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut John H. Durham announced in a news release.

Mitchell College pitches plan to build NCAA softball field on city property

Mitchell College wants to build a $500,000 collegiate softball field on city property.

Old Lyme selectwomen announce re-election bid

First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder and Selectwoman Mary Jo Nosal both announced their plans for re-election as town executive and right-hand woman last Wednesday.

Norwich Public Utilities to flush water system

Norwich Public Utilities this week will begin its annual flushing of the water system, completing the work by early September.

DEEP: Report of alligator in East Lyme lake not confirmed

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection investigated a report of a 1-foot-long alligator spotted in Powers Lake, officials said.

New London to open cooling center

With temperatures predicted to be "unusually high, with extreme levels of humidity throughout the week," the city has announced its cooling center, at the Senior Citizen Center at 120 Broad St., will be open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lamont would ease ‘debt diet’ in final push for highway tolls

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont delivers his State of the State address at the State Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Gov. Ned Lamont is making a final push to salvage tolls this year and its success could hinge on the limit he and lawmakers set on Connecticut's credit card.

Back to prison for New London man rearrested before probation began

A New London man who was rearrested on marijuana charges in two incidents last summer, one before his probation for a robbery case had officially started, was sentenced Monday in New London Superior Court to 10 months in prison.

Police: Intoxicated man struck 3 mailboxes, drove into marsh in East Lyme

Police on Monday charged a Groton man with drunkenly crashing into at least three mailboxes and a guardrail, then driving into a marsh.

'Justice wasn't served': 50 years since Chappaquiddick

In this July 22, 1969 file photograph, U.S Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., arrives back home in Hyannis, Mass., after attending the funeral of Mary Jo Kopechne in Pennsylvania. Kopechne drowned when a car driven by Kennedy went off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island, at the eastern end of Martha's Vineyard. It's been 50 years since the fateful automobile accident that killed a woman and thwarted Kennedy's presidential aspirations. (AP Photo/Frank C. Curtin, File)

It's been 50 years since the 1969 automobile accident on Chappaquiddick Island that killed a woman and thwarted the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's presidential aspirations

Republicans criticize minority lawmakers as 'far-left,' chastise Trump for 'over the line' tweets

President-elect Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as Mitt Romney leaves Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

A day after President Donald Trump said four minority congresswomen should "go back" to their home countries, Republicans criticized the quartet and cast them as the face of a socialist, left-wing Democratic Party while chastising the president in...

Women urge jail until trial for Epstein as judge weighs bail

Annie Farmer, left, and Courtney Wild, right, accusers of Jeffery Epstein, stand outside the courthouse in New York, Monday, July 15, 2019. Financier Epstein will remain behind bars for now as a federal judge mulls whether to grant bail on charges he sexually abused underage girls. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Two Jeffrey Epstein accusers have urged a judge to keep the financier behind bars until he goes on trial on federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls

Trump digs in on divisive tweets: 'Many people agree with me'

President Donald Trump speaks during a Made in America showcase event on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

'Many people agree with me': Trump digs in amid criticism of his racist tweets about four Democratic congresswomen of color.

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Police: Intoxicated man struck 3 mailboxes, drove into marsh in East Lyme

Police on Monday charged a Groton man with drunkenly crashing into at least three mailboxes and a guardrail, then driving into a marsh.

Preston crash leads to DWI arrest

State police arrested a New Jersey man on drunken driving and other charges early Sunday after they say he crashed his car and then fled.

Officials: Pedestrian seriously injured in New London rollover crash

Firefighters said they took two people to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital after a pickup truck struck a pedestrian and rolled over in front of Goodyear Monday morning.

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Mitchell College pitches plan to build NCAA softball field on city property

Mitchell College wants to build a $500,000 collegiate softball field on city property.

Former Norwich Public Utilities manger awarded full pension

John Bilda

Former NPU GM John Bilda will receive annual pension payments of $147,297.