Stonington vet continues Veterans Day tradition of walking a marathon

Fordan Bonardi sings along to music as he walks along Route 215 from Mystic to Noank on Monday, November 11, 2019.  This was the eighth year in a row Bonardi, a 73-year-old Vietnam veteran, walked a full marathon on Veterans Day from his home in Pawcatuck to Carson's Store in Noank and back. He said he does it to honor the sacrifice of fallen soldiers and their families,  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Fordan Bonardi left his house just before 6:30 a.m. Monday, setting out to complete what has become a Veterans Day ritual.

Sprague unveils female combat veteran statue, said to be first in the state

Women veterans gather around the woman combat soldier sculpture unveiled by American Legion Post 85 in Baltic in the War Memorial Park in Baltic Monday, November 11, 2019.  The new sculpture, paid for with $50,000 raised by the post, stands next to a fallen soldier sculpture already on the site. The female combat soldier sculpture was designed and made by Brodin Studios of Kimball, Minnesota.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The statue recognizes women's involvement in the military, said state Sen. Cathy Osten, who served on active duty in the Army for four years.

Service dog helps decorated Vietnam vet cope with PTSD

U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam war veteran Tom Williamson with his service dog

Tom Williamson, who earned five Purple Hearts and was seriously injured several times in combat, recently had to have his injured leg amputated after battling years of infections.

Subvets to host Veterans Day program Monday

City of Groton Mayor Keith Hedrick and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, will address attendees. Courtney will talk about new resources available to so-called Blue Water Navy vets

Base employee to be honored for longtime work prepping submarines

Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Mark A. Tuohy stands Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in front of the USS San Juan (SSN 751) on the waterfront at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Tuohy will receive the 2019 Frederick B. Warder Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Naval Submarine League. The annual award recognizes an individual whose contribution most positively influenced the reputation, readiness or future well-being of the submarine force. Tuohy is the assistant repair officer at Naval Submarine Support Facility in New London. Under his leadership, a team of more than 700 employees prepared 17 submarines for deployment.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Mark A. Tuohy, who helps ensure Groton-based submarines are ready to go to sea, is being recognized by the Naval Submarine League for outstanding achievement.

LOCAL NEWS

Spicer Mansion owner says he's resolving foreclosure, zoning disputes

Brian Gates said financial problems that led to a foreclosure action are in the past and that a resolution of the town’s suit alleging zoning violations is imminent.

Chance for snow on Tuesday

Expect to see snow in the air Tuesday, but not much on the ground.

East Lyme removes first selectman from Board of Police Commissioners

The ordinance modification was passed 5 to 1, with one selectman, Rose Ann Hardy, voting against it.

East Lyme honors veterans

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 270 member Jerry Donat holds the stars and stripes during the East Lyme Veterans Council Veterans Day ceremony Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at the Niantic Liberty Green. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Residents gather at the Niantic Liberty Green for a Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the East Lyme Veterans Council Monday.

COLUMNS

Fishers Island's round house stands out, even in the land of unusual houses

An unusual round house on an oceanfront lot on the south side of Fishers Island is being restored,...

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UPDATED: Gas leak prompts evacuation of several homes, businesses in Norwich

The Norwich Fire Department and Norwich Public Utilities blocked off North Main Street and evacuated several homes and businesses after discovering a “significant” gas leak in a line beneath the street Monday afternoon.

Crane falls on New London construction site

New London fire department personnel look on as a heavy duty wrecker from Columbus Square Auto works to right a construction lift on Howard Street in New London Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.  A portion of Howard Street was closed for a short time.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

No one was injured Monday morning when a crane working on the construction of an apartment complex at the corner of Bank and Howard streets fell to the road.

Rollover on I-395 in Norwich results in minor injuries, backs up traffic

The accident occurred around 3:20 p.m., and the driver and passenger were taken to the hospital for minor injuries, a fire official said.

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ICE: Connecticut court security prevented detainment of man overstaying visa

Immigration agents say a Connecticut judicial marshal tried to prevent them from entering a courthouse where they planned to detain a Jamaican man

Turtle rescue season starts on Cape Cod beaches

The season's first cold-stunned sea turtles were rescued from Cape Cod beaches over the weekend