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Premium Content Father shares his pain to help promote safe driving for teens

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 12:17 am

On Wednesday, Tim Hollister spoke to about 30 parents at Robert E. Fitch High School about how they can make it safer for their teenagers on the road.


Premium Content Preparing seed bombs at Avery Point for Earth Day

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 12:06 am

Tabitha Jacobs, left, and Tiffany Rich, students at UConn's Avery Point campus and members of the campus environmental club, Eco Husky, make "seed bombs" Wednesday as part of the club's annual Earth Day festivities. The event included a number of...


Premium Content East Lyme green lights golf carts in beach areas

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 11:54 pm

Drivers with Connecticut licenses will soon be able to operate golf carts on town roads within five Niantic beach communities.


Premium Content NPU: Sewer hookup fee collects less than hoped for

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 11:45 pm

A controversial sewer connection fee enacted by Norwich Public Utilities nine years ago has brought in nearly $1.9 million, less than officials anticipated.


Premium Content Slight water hazard

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 11:45 pm

Cyrus Hotchkiss, 7, of Narragansett, R.I., receives instructions on his golf swing from his grandfather, Art Hotchkiss, while hitting balls into Beebe Cove in Noank Wednesday. Hotchkiss said at low tide he goes out in a dinghy and with a crab net...


Premium Content Ledyard Town Council cuts $500,000 from education budget

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 11:39 pm

Following outspoken criticism of an 8 percent tax rate hike at Monday’s public hearing of next year’s spending plan, the Town Council voted Wednesday to reduce the Board of Education budget by $500,000.


Premium Content Ledyard, Groton Utilities sign two-year water system deal

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 11:39 pm

Mayor John Rodolico signed a two-year contract with Groton Utilities Monday, the first time the town of Ledyard has entered into a long-term agreement with the utility since the Water Pollution Control Authority was placed under the Town...


Premium Content New London urged to rethink bonding plan

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 11:39 pm

As the City Council on Wednesday took the next step toward bonding $1.1 million to bolster the city's feeble fund balance, a handful of residents voiced their discontent with the plan.


Premium Content Air traffic off Eastern Point

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 11:37 pm

The fishing vessel Danni Girl pulls traps off Eastern Point in Groton Wednesday trailed by a contingent of gulls as the Bahamas-flagged tanker Apallon passes Race Rock Light in the distance.


Premium Content L+M invites donors to talk about strike, proposed tax on hospitals

 April 24, 2014; Updated: 11:35 pm

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital has invited 750 past and current donors and others to private forums next month to talk to them directly about recent controversial issues, including a proposed property tax on nonprofit hospitals and colleges and last...


Premium Content State representatives applaud Uncasville World War II veteran and POW

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 11:24 pm

State Rep. Ernest Hewett, D-New London, recognized 94-year-old former prisoner of war and World War II veteran Frank H. Malloy of Uncasville during a House of Representatives session on Wednesday.


Premium Content The Day nominated for seven Boston/New England Emmy Awards

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 11:20 pm

The Day has been nominated for seven Boston/New England Emmy Awards for videos published in 2013.


Premium Content East Lyme hearing on golf carts set for April 23

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 6:40 pm

A public hearing to allow golf carts on town roads within seven communities will take place at 7 tonight at Town Hall.


Premium Content Backus to host blood drive on May 2

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 6:38 pm

The William W. Backus Hospital will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. May 2 on the Save a Life bus parked outside of the hospital at 326 Washington St.


Premium Content Norwich Education Foundation art auction to be held Saturday

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 6:34 pm

The Norwich Public Schools Education Foundation’s second annual Art Auction & Dessert Tasting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Kelly Middle School.


Premium Content Groton Parks and Rec to host Adult Sports Expo

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 6:30 pm

The Groton Parks and Recreation Department, which is offering new programs this summer, will host a free Adult Sports Expo from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Farquhar Park.


Premium Content Dime Bank becomes first corporate sponsor of Coast Guard Museum

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 6:20 pm

The Norwich-based Dime Bank has donated $15,000 to support the building of the National Coast Guard Museum in New London, making it the first corporate sponsor of the museum.


Premium Content Rear Adm. Olsen will address Mitchell College graduates

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 4:17 pm


Premium Content Norwich OKs four utility budgets, all with customer rates unaffected

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 12:27 am

In a half hour’s time, the Board of Public Utilities Commissioners approved four budgets for electricity, natural gas, water and sewer Tuesday that all call no changes to customer rates while at the same time increasing spending for major...


Premium Content Hoops and scoops in Salem

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 12:18 am

Danny Brothers, 9, left, and his brother, Dylan Brothers, 3, play with the hula hoops available for people to use Tuesday at Salem Valley Farms Ice Cream, while their parents, Dan and Alesha Brothers of Salem, wait for the ice cream.


Premium Content North Stonington voters OK funding for flood repair, parking lot

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 12:17 am

Residents voted through several administrative items at a town meeting Monday night, including the appropriation of about $900,000 to wrap up repairs left over from the floods of March 2010.


Premium Content Earth Day discussion stresses importance of two fish species to local environment

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 12:17 am

An Earth Day lecture at Lyme-Old Lyme High School on Tuesday drew attention to migration patterns and the vital role two fish species play in the local environment.


Premium Content Family fight over property moves into political arena

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

Geoffrey Jones, who is fighting Democratic state Rep. Elissa Wright in court over a deteriorating family home in Essex, said Tuesday he will seek the Republican nomination to run against her for the 41st House District seat.


Premium Content New London expects state funds in time to meet payroll

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 12:13 am

The state's top financial official said Tuesday that the city will receive an advance on educational cost sharing funds today to ensure that it does not default on a $1.7 million payroll payment it must make Friday.


Premium Content Mystic Aquarium penguin chicks take a swim

 April 22, 2014; Updated: 12:50 pm

"Purple/Blue," one of the three newest members to the Mystic Aquarium's African penguin exhibit, dives under the water during the first public appearance for the three penguin chicks at the aquarium Tuesday.


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