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Premium Content Public Library of New London trying not to let a tight budget slow it down

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 11:36 pm

The Public Library of New London continues to do a lot with a budget and staff that have shrunk in the last few years.

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Premium Content Mystic food impresarios can't stop thinking big

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 11:33 pm

Daniel Meiser, the co-owner of the Oyster Club and The Engine Room restaurants in Mystic, is expanding his local ventures to include a butcher shop and possibly a shellfish growing operation and a farm.

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Premium Content Easter sunrise in Norwich

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 11:32 pm

Worshippers gather atop Meetinghouse Rocks at the Avery Memorial Chapel of First Congregational Church of Norwich for Easter sunrise services Sunday in Norwich. The Rev. William Dunlap led a service that started just before the sun rose over the...

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Premium Content Work begins on playground tribute to Sandy Hook victim

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 11:30 pm

A crew of volunteers poured the foundation this weekend for the playground that will be built during the next seven days as a tribute to Grace McDonnell, 7, one of the 20 first-graders who died in the December 2012 shootings at the Sandy Hook...

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Premium Content Coalition targets suicide with sign

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 11:27 pm

A suicide prevention sign will be erected at the New London entrance to the pedestrian walkway over the Gold Star Memorial Bridge over the Thames River, thanks to a Connecticut College initiative.

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Premium Content New Norwich station takes spot on AM dial

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 11:25 pm

Kevin Harkins has started a low-power radio station in Norwich that broadcasts information about local events, attractions and history.

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Premium Content Mother, son struggle after losing home to fire

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 11:23 pm

Two months after a fire destroyed their home, Ken Willett, 56, and his mother Rosa “Toni” Photie, 87, are still piecing their lives back together. They say community support and a sense of humor have helped them along.

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Premium Content Empty Bowls event April 29 at Stonington High

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

Stonington High School's Empty Bowls event on April 29 will raise money for Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center Food Pantry and the school’s Helping Haiti Orphanage Project.\n

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Premium Content Nature center programs help celebrate earth week

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 11:16 pm

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center will sponsor three Earth Week events this week in conjunction with the StoneRidge community.

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Premium Content Easter service at the Garde

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 10:38 pm

Members of the Shadai dance group, Angie Marrero, right, of Groton and Taina Pagan of New London, perform during the Church of the City’s Easter service Sunday morning at the Garde Arts Center in New London.

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Premium Content Fitch Parent Council hosts safe-driving speaker

 April 21, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

The Fitch Parent Council is sponsoring a free presentation by Tim Hollister, a spokesperson for safer teen driving, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23. Hollister is the author of "Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen through the Dangers of...

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Premium Content Local runners compelled to return to run Boston Marathon a year after bombing

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 12:10 am

After two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others, about 36,000 runners, including Amby Burfoot and other runners from southeastern Connecticut, are expected to run this...

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Premium Content Municipal Meetings - Week of April 20

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Municipal meetings for the week of April 20.

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Premium Content The hunt is on for Easter eggs in Groton City

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 11:57 pm

Children participate in Groton City's annual Easter egg hunt on the lawn of the Groton City Municipal Building on Saturday. The event was for children from 4 to 6 years old.

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Premium Content Record Store Day celebrates indie disc retailers

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 12:46 pm

When Daphne Lee Martin arrived at her Telegraph Record Store in New London around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, there were already close to 50 people waiting in line. Such is the excitement generated by the annual National Record Store Day.

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Premium Content Five days after being displaced by fire, Ledyard couple return to say 'I do'

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 11:50 pm

If Brian Osborne learned one thing from the fire that destroyed his house but spared his children, his girlfriend and the family's two dogs, it was this: “Life's too short. There's no point waiting when everything can be taken away...

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Premium Content Waterford hopes to keep independent water system

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 5:50 pm

Town officials are trying to convince the state Department of Public Health not to consolidate the town’s water system under that of New London.

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Premium Content Ackley taking plenty of time

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 5:49 pm

Less than a year after returning from a reduced work schedule and time off due to a work-related injury, Police Chief Margaret Ackley is again back to a shortened work schedule, using sick time and compensation time

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Watching and waiting

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 5:47 pm

Timothy L. Thompson, front, of Norwich and Robert Beaumont of Scotland watch birds Friday at the Bride Brook Salt Marsh overlook in Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme. The men started their day at 8 a.m. at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison...

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Premium Content F.R.E.S.H. New London to hold plant sale

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 1:01 am

F.R.E.S.H. New London will host an early season plant sale, community garden cleanup and workday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Premium Content Norwich to decide on ice rink's future

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 12:49 am

A pivotal week for the future of the Norwich ice rink begins Monday with a public hearing and possible City Council vote on an ordinance to replace the failed cooling system and do other systems upgrades.

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Premium Content This mission's for the birds

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 12:03 am

If the current forecast for sunny weather Tuesday proves correct, Groton-New London Airport that morning will be the scene of a military mission with an environmental purpose, mainly for nesting terns.

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Premium Content Good Friday walk stresses unity

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 12:52 am

As the bells of the city's churches tolled at noon on Good Friday, about 60 people gathered at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church to observe the 12 stations of the cross by walking with a crucifix to 12 different churches and other places of note in...

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Premium Content Experts discuss protecting kids from dangers in Digital Age

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 12:44 am

Before giving their children their own cellphones, access to the Internet and video games, parents should develop a media plan, set time limits for use and establish rules their children will be expected to follow or risk losing the privilege.

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Premium Content What's there to do in Norwich? Plenty, according to coalition

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

A dozen local museums, civic groups and city agencies held an open house Thursday designed to offer answers for hotel clerks and restaurant staffs when a customer asks, “What is there to do around here?”

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