Norwich racing legend Bob Potter dies

Hall of Fame race car driver Bob Potter, a top competitor for decades, died this week after suffering a medical emergency while driving.

Debates announced in Waterford and New London

In the coming weeks The Day and League of Women Voters will be hosting debates in Waterford, for first selectman, and in New London for the office of mayor. More debates should be announced soon.

Be an Angel: Cycle for the Cause makes a stop in southeastern Connecticut

Cycle for the Cause, a 257-mile bicycle ride starting in Boston and ending in New York City, raises money to combat HIV and AIDS.

Butterfly release honors 15th anniversary

From left, StoneRidge resident and Conservation Committee Chair Sally Taylor is pictured with StoneRidge Director of Wellness Tracey Randolph. (photo submitted)

In recognition of its 15th anniversary, StoneRidge Senior Living nurtured chrysalises and released 15 monarch butterflies in the community’s butterfly garden Sept. 9.

Cleanup of Pawcatuck mill site complete

The cleanup of the former Connecticut Casting Mill in Pawcatuck was complete by Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 18, 2019. (Joe Wojtas/The Day)

The Connecticut Casting Mill property off Stillman Avenue will remain fenced and locked until town officials decide what to do with it.

State disagrees with New London's argument over restrictions at State Pier

City officials say a 20-year-old municipal development plan governs the area surrounding State Pier and gives the city some input in the proposed activity there.

Solar energy farm planned for Stonington

A Middletown firm wants to create a solar energy farm with 16,680 panels on farmland off Taugwonk Spur Road.

Millstone, utilities finalize 10-year contract

Dominion's Millstone Nuclear Power Station on May 11, 2005, from the air over Waterford. State regulators recently approved a 10-year contract between Dominion and utility companies, effectively ending the yearslong political, regulatory and environmental battles to keep the plant operational. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

State regulators recently approved a 10-year contract between the owner of Millstone Power Station and utility companies, effectively ending the yearslong political, regulatory and environmental battles to keep the plant operational.

Missing paperwork moves New London Green Party candidate to write-in category

Green Party mayoral candidate Frida Berrigan on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, at home in New London. Her name will not appear on the election ballot in November, the result of missing paperwork, so she is campaigning as a write-in candidate. (David Collins/The Day)

New London Green Party mayoral candidate Frida Berrigan’s name will not appear on the election ballot in November, the result of missing paperwork.

Waterlogged watercraft

University of Connecticut, Avery Point, students, from left, Will Robinson, Larissa Tabb and Bella Langlois sip their soft drinks and cheer on the competitors in the final championship heat of the 9th annual UConn-Avery Point/Early College Experience cardboard boat races from the Tub II, their entry in an earlier heat, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at Eastern Point Beach in Groton.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Competitors took to the water in the 9th annual University of Connecticut-Avery Point/Early College Experience cardboard boat races Wednesday at Eastern Point Beach.

Gateway’s second residential phase breaks ground

A rendering of a manor home residential complex in the second phase of the Sound at Gateway Commons development. (Courtesy of Newt Brainard)

With plans to start laying foundations for condo-style rentals next to the soon-to-open Costco, the proposed second phase of the Gateway Commons residential development off Exit 73 is moving forward this month.

Racial profiling topic of New London forum

The Racial Profiling Prohibition Project held a forum Wednesday.

End of a season at Ocean Beach

Al Valverde, center, and Jason Chase, right, employees of Action Amusements, work with the owner Jeff Mullen, left, blocked from view, to remove the horses from the carousel Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at Ocean Beach Park in New London to be put in storage for the winter.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Al Valverde, center, and Jason Chase, right, of Action Amusements work with the owner Jeff Mullen, left, to remove the horses from the carousel Wednesday at Ocean Beach Park in New London to be put in storage for the winter.

Ribbon cuttings slated for two Stonington elementary schools

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and public tours of the newly renovated and expanded West Vine Street School will be held Saturday.

NFA staffer reinstated from paid leave to new position after suspension

Denise Grant, former NFA director of curriculum and instruction, returned to campus Sept. 3 after a seven-month paid leave to a new position.

Police: Driver taken to hospital after having medical emergency in Norwich

A driver was taken to the hospital under life-threatening conditions after witnesses observed him apparently having a medical emergency and hitting a school bus and other vehicles, police said.

New London police investigating possible shots fired at convenience store

Police say they are investigating a Saturday night disturbance involving several people and possible shots fired in the parking lot of H&T Mart at 1 Ocean Ave.

Police logs — Sept. 16, 2019

Arrests by state and local police across the region.

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Courtney among lawmakers who will negotiate final version of funding bill for Pentagon

The bill would authorize billions of dollars for Connecticut, home to several big defense contractors including submarine builder Electric Boat, which is in Courtney's district.

Army revamps recruiting, hits enlistment goal

FILE - In this June 4, 2017, file photo. nNew Army recruits take part in a swearing in ceremony before a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies in San Diego. A year after failing to meet its enlistment goal for the first time in 13 years, the U.S. Army is now on track to meet a lower 2019 target after revamping its recruitment effort. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

APNewsBreak: US Army leaders say they'll meet their enlistment goal at the end of this month, a year after they failed to make their recruiting numbers for the 1st time in 13 years

Army vet chronicles her rape in new book

Ryan Leigh Dostie, pictured  here in 2004, discusses her rape by a fellow soldier, how the military dismisssed her report and the effect it’s had on her life in a new book.
Photo courtesy of Ryan Leigh Dostie.

Ryan Leigh Dostie discusses her rape by a fellow soldier, how the military dismisssed her report and the effect it’s had on her life.

STATE/NORTHEAST

Police: Connecticut father, son die in fall from cliff

Police say a 71-year-old man and his adult son riding an all-terrain vehicle near an abandoned quarry in Connecticut have died in a fall off a cliff

GOP leaders want special session to correct 'badly written' meal tax law

Republicans and Democrats dug in Wednesday on whether Connecticut law clearly defines what is a meal subject to the sales tax. At issue is the impact of two words in the new budget, "grocery store," on a longstanding interpretation by state tax...

Elephant at center of 'personhood' legal fight dies

An elephant that had been at the center of a legal effort to give animals "personhood" has died