Support Local News.

We've been with you throughout the pandemic, and now as vaccines become more widely available, we are reporting on how our local schools, businesses and communities are returning to a more "normal" future. There's never been more of a need for the kind of local, independent and unbiased journalism that The Day produces.
Please support our work by subscribing today.

After Floyd, Congress ready to plunge into policing laws

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus walk to make a make a statement on the verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. From left are Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind. Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tex. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Bolstered with new momentum, Congress is ready to try again to change the nation’s policing laws, heeding President Joe Biden’s admonition that the guilty verdict in George Floyd’s death is “not enough” for a nation confronting a legacy of police violence.

Petition could lead to referendum on police staffing in New London

Residents have successfully petitioned the City Council’s repeal of a staffing ordinance that mandates 80 police officers.

Mystic developer's past charges surface; town officials expect no impact to project

Charges from more than 15 years ago, involving the developer of the Mystic Education Center, have surfaced. Groton Town Manager John Burt said they do not have an impact on the project.


Masonicare will require all employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

Masonicare, which has six senior living communities in Connecticut, including one off Coogan Boulevard, announced Wednesday that it is requiring all of its 1,800 employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine by June 1.


Local legislators differ, cross party lines on ending religious exemption for mandatory school vaccines

The state House voted in favor of the bill on Tuesday morning after hours of debate began on Monday.


Commission recommends Stonington proceed with enacting demolition delay ordinance

The Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to urge the town proceed with enacting a 90-day delay on the demolition of buildings and investigate possible village districts to further protect historic structures.


Connecticut to use coronavirus aid to expand, revamp summer programs

Connecticut will be using $11 million from the American Rescue Plan to fund summer learning program opportunities.


Relay for Life cancer research fundraiser back on track this year

The Southeastern Connecticut American Cancer Society Relay for Life will return on June 12 at Dodd Stadium after the event was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.


COVID-19 vaccine clinics available in Norwich

Vaccine clinics are available Thursday, Friday and May 5 in Norwich.


Find news in your town:

Contests, Trivia & Promotions




WEEKEND

BITS AND TIPS

Bookstore

Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut

Treasures of Southeastern Connecticut
BUY

When Disaster Strikes: Shipwrecks, Storms and Other Calamities in Southeastern Connecticut

When Disaster Strikes: Shipwrecks, Storms and Other Calamities in Southeastern Connecticut
BUY

First & Finest: The 100-Year History of Naval Submarine Base New London

First & Finest: The 100-Year History of Naval Submarine Base New London
BUY

Looking Back: New London County: Vol. I - The 1860s - 1930s

Looking Back: New London County: Vol. I - The 1860s - 1930s
BUY

The Charles W. Morgan: A Picture History of an American Icon

The Charles W. Morgan: A Picture History of an American Icon
BUY

A Pictorial History of: The National Coast Guard Museum

A Pictorial History of: The National Coast Guard Museum: Respect the Past | Engage the Present | Look to the Future
BUY

A Generation of Excellence: UConn Women's 30-Year Reign

A Generation of Excellence: UConn Women's 30-Year Reign
BUY

Looking Back -- New London County: Vol. II - The 1940s, '50s and '60s

Looking Back -- New London County: Vol. II - The 1940s, '50s and '60s
BUY

EVENT CALENDAR

Select date to see events for that day: