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A trip to Stonington playground offers a break from school

Brothers Emmett Boyle, front, 11, and Elliott, 8, of Stonington try to see who can go higher on the swings Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at the Stonington Borough Playground.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Brothers Emmett Boyle, front, 11, and Elliott, 8, of Stonington were trying to see who can go higher on the swings Thursday at the borough playground.

State police dog helps find alleged car thief, then woman with dementia

State police at Troop E said K-9 Yorik and his handler found a man who allegedly tried to break into a woman's car Wednesday night, and a woman with dementia who wandered off Thursday morning.

State police promote 2 troopers with local ties

Connecticut State Police on Thursday announced the promotion of two troopers who formerly served as commanding officers at Troop E in Montville.

Norwich hopes for reimbursement for most Tropical Storm Isaias costs

Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday the state was approved for a federal disaster declaration for damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.

Hartford man charged with using counterfeit money at Niantic CVS

Officers found $560 in counterfeit bills in Anthony Woods’ possession, police said.

Fire damages New London duplex

A fire late Tuesday severely damaged a multifamily home on Colman Street, displacing the residents.

Woman charged with manslaughter in 2020 fatal crash near Electric Boat in Groton

Police have charged a Groton woman who fatally struck a man with her car while he was walking from his job at the Electric Boat shipyard in Groton one night in April, authorities said.

Three people taken to hospital following head-on collision in Groton

Emergency responders at the scene of a reported head-on motor vehicle accident Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, on Gold Star Highway in the area of Flanders Road.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

One person was taken by Life Star Helicopter to Hartford Hospital with serious injuries, and two people were taken by ambulance to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital with injuries.

STATE/NORTHEAST

R.I. Lt. Gov. McKee promises seamless transition during virus fight

Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee, who will take over as governor if Gina Raimondo is confirmed as President-elect Joe Biden’s commerce secretary, says his top priority will be continuing the state’s fight against the coronavirus

Massachusetts offering COVID-19 grants to small businesses

Massachusetts is highlighting efforts to help small businesses survive the economic turmoil they’ve suffered because of the coronavirus pandemic

Connecticut woman charged with shooting her 2 children pleads not guilty

A Connecticut woman accused of killing her 15-year-old daughter and critically wounding her 7-year-old son in a shooting in their home in November has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges

R.I. report: 100% renewable energy by 2030 possible but costly

A state report says Rhode Island can meet its goal of using 100% renewable energy by 2030, but it will require the ongoing construction of renewable energy projects as more transportation and heating transitions to electric power

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