Pastor: Jimmy Carter ‘up and walking’ post brain surgery

In this Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school at Maranatha Baptist Church, in Plains, Ga. Nearly four decades after he left office and despite a body that’s failing after 95 years, the nation’s oldest-ever ex-president still teaches Sunday school roughly twice monthly at the church. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Jimmy Carter’s pastor says the former president was already “up and walking” just a day after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding linked to recent falls

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Patrick announces Dem presidential bid

FILE - In this May 7, 2017 file photo, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick arrives at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston for the 2017 Profile in Courage award ceremony. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is telling allies he plans to seek the Democratic presidential nomination. That’s according to a person with knowledge of his plans who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announces 2020 Democratic presidential bid

Poll: Americans struggle to indentify true facts

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and USA Facts finds that regardless of their political beliefs, many Americans say they have a hard time figuring out if information is true

Connecticut defendant in drug slaying gets 40 years in prison

A Connecticut man who shot another man four times in the back during a drug deal has been sentenced to 40 years in prison

Ex-government health chief joins warnings about EPA proposal

A former top government environmental health official is expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal scientists say would upend how the U.S. regulates public health threats

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Mayor Passero fears gentrification?

The mayor might want to be more realistic about the state of the city, as he starts a new term.

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Eversource crews investigate potential gas hazard in Montville neighborhood

As of right now, no one has had to evacuate their homes, an Eversource spokesman said.

UPDATED: Gas leak prompts evacuation of several homes, businesses in Norwich

The Norwich Fire Department and Norwich Public Utilities blocked off North Main Street and evacuated several homes and businesses after discovering a “significant” gas leak in a line beneath the street Monday afternoon.

Crane falls on New London construction site

New London fire department personnel look on as a heavy duty wrecker from Columbus Square Auto works to right a construction lift on Howard Street in New London Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.  A portion of Howard Street was closed for a short time.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

No one was injured Monday morning when a crane working on the construction of an apartment complex at the corner of Bank and Howard streets fell to the road.

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Kindness in Real Life: Scrapbooking for a cause

Customers of Scrapbook Cove in Mystic “Make and Take” cards to benefit multiple sclerosis research, support and awareness. (Photo submitted)

Not everyone has the freedom of movement to do scrapbooking; sometimes family and friends with multiple sclerosis cannot participate in the activities.

Lee's Kitchen: Taking the mystery out of meatloaf

Did you ever wonder why anyone would choose meatloaf at a restaurant? Truth be told, most people love meatloaf, but they don’t like their parents’ or spouse’s meatloaf.