State child advocate delivers early review of New London school district

State Child Advocate Sarah Eagan suggests that the New London School District have clear protocols regarding staff interactions with students, documentation of those interactions and close supervision of employees who frequently meet alone with...

An American tradition in Salem

Judy Gadbois of Salem prepares a pie before adding a crumb crust top while Amelie Chechile, 7, closely watches while they and other volunteers work Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019, at the Christian Community Center to prepare for the 50th anniversary of the Congregational Church of Salem Apple Festival. Gadbois is one of the founding members of the festival. In the meeting area of the center, people were busy peeling, coring and slicing the apples. The group started making dough for crusts Sept. 21 and making pies on Sept. 23. The volunteers have used about 76 bushels of apples, creating 402 ten-inch double crust pies, 200 ten-inch crumb crust pies and 50 small cutie pies of each type of crust, in addition to turnovers, apple crisps and other baked goods. The festival is Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Salem Green, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Judy Gadbois of Salem prepares a pie before adding a crumb crust top while Amelie Chechile, 7, closely watches Tuesday while they and other volunteers prepare for the 50th anniversary of the Congregational Church of Salem Apple Festival.

New London Landmarks to host mayoral candidate forum

New London Landmarks on Wednesday, from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., will host a forum for mayoral candidates in New London.

East Lyme fire marshal resigns

The town's fire marshal resigned last week without reason, First Selectman Mark Nickerson confirmed Tuesday.

Veteran newsman John C. Peterson receives Yankee Quill Award

Oakdale resident, a former Day reporter and Norwich Bulletin managing editor, awarded New England's highest journalistic honor.

Old Lighthouse Museum project to begin in Stonington

A rendering of the proposed addition to the Old Lighthouse Museum in Stonington. The project was unanimously approved by the borough Planning and Zoning Commission on May 9, 2017. A groundbreaking for the first phase of the project, which is open to the public, has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. (Courtesy of the Stonington Historical Society)

The Stonington Historical Society has announced that it will begin the first phase of its $2.75 million renovation and expansion of the Old Lighthouse Museum later this month.

Lee's Kitchen: Cider-braised ribs to die for

The recipe works equally well with beef chuck or pork butt.

Living inside his own art

Charles Reyburn reflects his soul via his paintings, displaying through art much of the way in which he perceives the world.

New London photographer highlights city's 'great' women

Brenda De Los Santos, a New London photographer, talks with boxer Madeline Pettey, 13, as she takes her portrait on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Whaling City Athletics in New London. De Los Santos has been working on a personal photo project,

Having been born and raised in New London, Brenda De Los Santos was always aware of the exceptional people living in what she refers to as “this unique and wonderful little community.”

Mashantuckets filed federal suit against Purdue Pharma, others over opioid epidemic

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe quietly joined the legal fray over prescription opioids in June, filing a federal lawsuit against more than two dozen pharmaceutical companies, drug distributors and big-chain pharmacies.

Connecticut College celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

With its Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration Monday night, Connecticut College kicked off a concerted effort to properly recognize Native Americans and their heritage.

Groton registrars to hold voter registration session on Oct. 29

The Groton Registrars announced they will hold a voter registration session at the Registrar’s Office located at the Groton Human Services Building, 2 Fort Hill Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

New London church to host climate change forum

St. James Episcopal Church is collaborating with the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network to present four speakers who are working on the issue of climate change.

East Lyme’s former Triumph building to soon be occupied by ABC Supply chain

Town officials have confirmed that the former Triumph Building, located on Industrial Park Road behind Stop & Shop, will soon be re-occupied by the American Builders & Contractors Supply Co., a national chain.

Norwich officials offer free pizza for input on zoning issues

“Zoning and ‘Za,” a public forum on zoning matters with free pizza, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Foundry 66, 66 Franklin St., Norwich.

UPDATED: Man charged in connection with attempted robbery at Charter Oak in Waterford

Town police said they are investigating an attempted robbery at the Charter Oak on Route 1.

Police: K-9 team nabs man after Stonington crime spree

A Norwich police K9 team successfully apprehended a man who punched out a car window outside a Pawcatuck bar early Tuesday morning and then tried to force his way into an nearby apartment, leaving behind a trail of cocaine, ammunition, a handgun and...

Montville man seriously injured after driving moped into pole

A Montville man driving a moped was seriously injured after he struck a utility pole on Route 32 Saturday morning, police said.

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Preliminary report issued on B-17 crash at Bradley that killed 7

This image taken from video provided by National Transportation Safety Board shows damage from a World War II-era B-17 bomber plane that crashed Wednesday at Bradley International Airport, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 in Windsor Locks, Conn. The plane crashed and burned after experiencing mechanical trouble on takeoff Wednesday morning from Bradley International Airport. (NTSB via AP)

The preliminary report indicates that all inspections and certificates were up to date, and that weather was likely not a factor in the crash.

Murphy calls on Republican colleagues to use impeachment 'leverage' to change Trump's mind on Syria

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., heads to the Senate for a vote, on Capitol Hill on Sept. 24, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Murphy on on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, implored his Republican colleagues to press President Donald Trump to reconsider his decision to remove U.S. troops from the northern Syrian border, saying they have leverage over him given the Republican-controlled Senate could block a House vote to impeach Trump. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

"As we speak, Republicans are protecting the president from impeachment. They have a lot of leverage over him. They could use some of that leverage to get him to do the right thing in northeastern Syria," Murphy said.

Metal Trades Council at Electric Boat overwhelmingly approves new contract

Shift change at General Dynamics Electric Boat facility in Groton on March 26, 2015. The Metal Trades Council overwhelmingly approved a new, four-year contract that includes raises and pension increases for eligible employees, despite objections by some of its members who said they should have gotten a better deal.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The union, which represents 2,673 shipyard workers at Electric Boat, overwhelmingly approved a new, four-year contract despite objections by some of its members who said they should have gotten a better deal.

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Interim chief state's attorney appointed

John J. Russotto, a 22-year veteran of the Division of Criminal Justice, has served as deputy chief state's attorney for personnel, finance and administration since 2004.

Columbus statues vandalized on U.S. holiday named for him

Red paint covers a statue of Christopher Columbus on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Providence, R.I., after it was vandalized on the day named to honor him as one of the first Europeans to reach the New World. The statue has been the target of vandals on Columbus Day in the past. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)

Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint and messages against the 15th century Italian navigator Monday when the U.S. holiday named for one of the first Europeans to reach the Americas was being celebrated

Former Niantic prison inmate's sexual assault lawsuit to proceed to trial

A judge has ruled that the multimillion dollar lawsuit against Connecticut's prison system and several employees brought by a former inmate who says she was sexually assaulted behind bars can go forward