Man claims driver caused $20,000 in damage to New London gravesite

Joseph Spadaro is asking the Diocese of Norwich to help pay for the cost of repairing his parents' mausoleum, seen Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. It was struck and damaged at St. Mary Cemetery at 600 Jefferson Ave. in New London by an unlicensed driver who fled the scene on Sept. 3. An initial estimate puts the cost of repair at $20,000. (Greg Smith/The Day)

A Long Island man claims an unlicensed driver at St. Mary Cemetery in New London caused $20,000 in damage to his parents' mausoleum.

Ponemah Mill celebrates first phase completion, start of second

Scaffolding shrouds the north tower of the former Ponemah Mill in Taftville as work on the second phase of the Lofts at Ponemah Mill project continues Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.  Developer OneKey LLC is celebrating completion and full occupancy of the 116 units in the first phase of the project.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

About 50 dignitaries and residents of the newly renovated first phase of the Lofts at Ponemah Mills attended combined ribbon-cutting, groundbreaking ceremony.