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Premium Content Whatever floats your boat in Old Lyme

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 2:29 am

A woman and child paddle toward the Connecticut River away from the Great Island Boat Launch in Old Lyme Friday.

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Premium Content New London school board ready to start new search for superintendent

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 2:29 am

Now that it has voided its appointment of Terrence P. Carter as the superintendent of the city’s schools, the Board of Education finds itself back at square one.

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Premium Content Stonington police efforts to make drug arrests criticized

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 12:11 am

A veteran Westerly Police Department detective who lives in Pawcatuck has criticized the Stonington police department’s drug enforcement efforts in an email to First Selectman Ed Haberek.

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Premium Content Soccer teams test NFA field's new lights

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 12:07 am

High school boys’ soccer teams from Ledyard, Griswold and Norwich Free Academy were the first athletes to play games under the newly installed permanent lights at the NFA athletic field Thursday evening.

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Premium Content Community comes together revive water taxi idea

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 12:00 am

The cities of Groton and New London have joined the state, Mystic Seaport and private donors to support a water taxi expected to run between Groton and New London during two weekends in September.

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Premium Content Norwich rally calls for justice in Ferguson, Mo.

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

The Aug. 9 police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., was closer to southeastern Connecticut's minority community than the several hundred miles that separate the regions.

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Premium Content Police say Rhode Island, Norwich home invasions are linked

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 11:43 pm

A woman arrested last month for a home invasion in Rhode Island in which two people were shot is implicated in court records of participating in a 2013 Norwich home invasion and robbery.

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Premium Content L+M to host caregiver support group meeting

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 11:31 pm

A caregiver support group meeting will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Conference Room 3 at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

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Premium Content Shewville Road bridge reopens

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 11:30 pm

Eight years after the bridge on Shewville Road was inspected and rated as in “poor” quality, it was reopened Friday following a ribbon-cutting.

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Premium Content Master plan detailed for athletic complex off Route 1 in Groton

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 11:27 pm

A consultant outlined a master plan this week that would create an athletic complex on the Merritt property off Route 1, including four regulation-sized fields, restrooms, a playground and concessions at a cost of $7.37 million.

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Premium Content Of mice and freshmen: Professor exhorts Conn College Class of 2018

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 12:55 pm

Exhorting the Class of 2018 to “dance through science” and “paint religion,” Connecticut College chemistry Professor Marc Zimmer compared the liberal arts education the 503 freshmen are embarking on to “a really...

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Premium Content Ledyard weighs more cluster bus stops

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

After reviewing the most recent enrollment data, the Ledyard Public Schools may add two additional cluster bus stops for out-of district transportation, said Business Manager Jason Lathrop.

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Premium Content Holiday closings

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Monday is Labor Day, a state and federal holiday.• The Department of Motor Vehicles offices will be open today from 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 2.• Federal, state and municipal offices will be...

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Premium Content NRC issues 'white' finding on Millstone

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 1:21 pm

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has notified officials at Millstone Power Station about a preliminary finding of a safety violation involving Unit 3's turbine-driving auxiliary feedwater pump.

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Premium Content New London school board rescinds appointment of Carter as superintendent

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 1:20 pm

Seventy-seven days after unanimously selecting Terrence P. Carter as the city’s next superintendent of schools, the Board of Education on Thursday night voted unanimously to rescind its appointment and to not ratify Carter’s contract.

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Premium Content Weekapaug Point surfers take advantage of swells from distant Hurricane Cristobal

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 12:54 pm

The National Weather Service issued a warning that dangerous surf and rip currents will affect Rhode Island and Massachusetts beaches through Friday due to the increased speed of Hurricane Cristobal as it heads out to sea in the North Atlantic.

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Premium Content East Lyme's top Democrat resigns from town committee

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 12:12 am

Longtime Democratic Town Committee member and current Chairman Edward Morris has resigned from the town committee.

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Premium Content Raising hands the first day of school in Groton

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 12:09 am

About 4,100 students went back to school in Groton this morning, and Superintendent Michael Graner said he was visiting the buildings and monitoring enrollment.

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Premium Content State hears appeal to determine fate of Norwich pit bulls

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 12:01 am

The fate of two Norwich pit bulls held at the Norwich dog pound for the past 10 months in connection with an attack on young children last October was the subject of a daylong hearing at the state Department of Agriculture Thursday in an appeal of...

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Premium Content Radar used as window into past as searchers look for 17th century foundation in Mystic

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

A team of archaeologists and soil scientists gathered at the Nature and Heritage Center at Coogan Farm Wednesday to use ground penetrating radar to find signs of what is thought to be the home of the first European settler in Mystic.

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Premium Content State offers free private well testing

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 7:00 pm

The state Department of Public Health announced Thursday that it will provide free private well testing for the first 250 people who come to the DPH education booth at each of three Connecticut agricultural fairs.

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Live Lunch Break hosts U.S. Coast Guard Band's Dixieland Band on theday.com Thursday afternoon

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:39 am

Due to technical difficulties, there will be no streaming of today's Live Lunch Break performance with the U.S. Coast Guard Band's Dixieland Band in the Hygienic Art Park.

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Premium Content A little light grinding in New London

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:52 pm

Scott Loring of Loring & Son Masonry Restoration uses an angle grinder Wednesday to remove a piece of the original lightning rod near the top of the New London Harbor Light as part of the light's restoration.

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Premium Content Candidate's challenge: Return some of campaign public financing money to state

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:51 pm

State Senate hopeful Paul Formica has challenged all candidates running for statewide office who have qualified for public financing to limit their spending of state funds and return 1.5 percent of their grant after Election Day.

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Premium Content Stonington recreation administrator resigning

 August 27, 2014; Updated: 6:22 pm

Stonington Recreation Administrator Joe Mendonca Jr. has informed the town that he will resign on Sept. 12.

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