A special report highlighting the impact of The Day's work on the local community in 2019.

A note from the publisher

Dear Readers,

As most of you know, The Day is a locally owned and operated independent media company, part of a vanishing breed in the United States. We are dedicated to delivering local, independent, reliable and accountable journalism.

Publisher Tim Dwyer
Publisher Tim Dwyer

The Day is owned by a split-interest trust, which operates the company and supports the Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation. This arrangement ensures that the newspaper will remain independent and that profits from the newspaper will be distributed to non-profit organizations that help needy children, families and individuals and that support the arts. Since its inception, the foundation has distributed more than $12 million.

In this period of polarization and division in our county it is important that the press remain free and dedicated to protecting our democracy. It is also important that we have the courage to expose wrongdoing, to gather and share information that others might want to keep quiet or out of the public spotlight. Our job is to ensure freedom of information is not just an expression, but a mission to keep our community informed. We work to get information that you would not otherwise see.

This section was produced to show the impact of our work in 2019.

We hope that you will take the time to review it, to appreciate the diversity and relevancy of the work produced by our team of award-winning journalists. We hope that you will continue to support your locally owned independent media company.

Thank you and Happy New Year.

Timothy Dwyer
President & Publisher

 

Stories

Priest abuse

Priest abuse

The Day's reporting about the alleged abuse of children by priests assigned to the Diocese of Norwich leads to the release of a list of accused priests and legislative action.

Derby junkets led to resignations, indictments, law changes

Derby junkets led to resignations, indictments, law changes

Funding Kentucky Derby, golf trips on money meant to stabilize electric rates struck a cord with ratepayers, state legislators and the FBI.

When public business is done behind closed doors

When public business is done behind closed doors

The Connecticut Port Authority hatched a grand plan, in secret, to drastically remake the historic port of New London.

Bringing the candidates to the people

Bringing the candidates to the people

The Day sponsored debates for the offices of mayor or first selectman in the towns of East Lyme, Stonington, Montville, Preston, Waterford and New London.

Making a difference, one family at a time

Making a difference, one family at a time

For 10 years, The Day has connected readers with those in the area who are in need.

Did school officials fail to protect students?

Did school officials fail to protect students?

Coverage revealed the scope of a series of disturbing allegations against local educators.

How to talk about race

How to talk about race

Full house at Connecticut College for Conversation on Race

Making the Mayflower II seaworthy

Making the Mayflower II seaworthy

The Morgan had barely returned to its home berth at Chubbs Wharf when Mayflower II arrived at the shipyard.

GameDay brings the games to you live

GameDay brings the games to you live

In addition to live streaming of games, GameDay features video stories about local athletes and coaches.

Coast Guard Academy struggles with issues of race

Coast Guard Academy struggles with issues of race

An investigation by Congress found the Coast Guard did not properly investigate complaints of harassment and bullying.

Readers curious about how government spends money

Readers curious about how government spends money

In January, The Day launched CuriousCT, an initiative in which readers submit questions, the newsroom groups them into themed voting rounds, and readers vote.

The Day takes you off the beaten path

The Day takes you off the beaten path

The Day provides readers with plenty of quality hard news — information that you need to know about what’s going on in your town, city or state. But The Day also offers you some fun reads, too, with a look at the lighter side of life.