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Does anyone even remember what a "shoegaze" band is or does?

Well, shoegazing was a musical movement in the late '80s that spun off the sounds of My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary...


Ledyard, Preston area dean's list

The following local students have made the dean's/president's list at their respective schools: Sarah Nogacek and Meghan Nogacek, Mount Ida College; Jessica Hespeler, Virginia Tech; Joseph...


Premium Content Fire departments agree: We need more volunteers

The shrinking numbers of those willing to volunteer in the fire service over the past few decades has local departments continually scratching their heads over ways not only to attract, but to retain...


Premium Content Municipal meetings - week of July 28


Tuesday - Pondcliff Condominium Association, 7 p.m., Town Hall; Water & Sewer Commission, 7 p.m., Town Hall.



Preston - Town officials will review blight ordinances from several Connecticut towns, and the Board of Selectmen could propose something similar for the town.

First Selectman Robert...


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Premium Content New London mayor suspends police chief, calls for an investigation

UPDATED 6:47 p.m. p.m. A day after Police Chief Margaret Ackley filed a request for an injunction against Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio asking a judge to halt his alleged interference in her duties, Finizio has announced he had placed the chief...


Premium Content Sources: Richard Foye to be named interim New London superintendent

New London native Richard P. Foye, who was passed over a decade ago to serve as superintendent of the city's schools, will be named interim superintendent Friday, according to multiple sources.


Premium Content UNH, Lyme Academy College finalize affiliation agreement

The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is officially part of the University of New Haven.


Premium Content Norwich police announce National Night Out to be held Aug. 5

The 31st Annual National Night Out event, sponsored by the Norwich Police Department, will take place Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shop Rite Supermarket parking lot, 624 West Main Street, Norwich.


Premium Content Jupiter Point couple raising defense against storms

The Graders, who have lived in the shoreline neighborhood called Jupiter Point for 27 years, decided to tear down their 74-year-old home this winter, after damage from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 flooded the main floor.


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Premium Content Bruce Thomas Jr. wins Late Model feature at Speedbowl

Groton's Bruce Thomas Jr. picked up his second Late Model win of the season when he won the 30-lap feature at the Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday night.

The Speedbowl's four main NASCAR...


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Claire Bessette covers Preston. Contact her at c.bessette@theday.com or 860.701.4272.

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Washington Park Concert — 6:30 pm; Thu., Jul. 31

The Voice of Broadway with Betty Buckley — 7:00 pm; Fri., Aug. 1

Messages from the Other Side, Aug. 2, Waterford — 6:00 pm; Sat., Aug. 2

One Book, One Region Book Discussion — 6:30 pm; Wed., Aug. 6