Safe Futures to hold second vigil to remember domestic violence victims

Staff and supporters of Safe Futures hold a candlelight vigil Nov. 1, 2018, in memory of Robert Parise and all victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking, in New London. Parise, a client of Safe Futures, allegedly was murdered by his ex-partner. This year's vigil for domestic violence victims will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, outside the agency's office at 16 Jay St.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Last year's inaugural vigil drew an estimated 100 participants, and was held shortly after the death of Robert Parise, a client of Safe Futures who allegedly was killed by his partner.

New London City Council candidates debate is Wednesday

New London City Council candidates will debate on Wednesday.

League of Women Voters moderating North Stonington debate

The League of Women Voters of Southeastern Connecticut will host a moderated debate with the town's first selectman and board of selectmen candidates at 7 p.m. Monday at Wheeler Library.

Podcast live show in Norwich focuses on addiction and mental health in communities of color

"In The Thick," which covers politics, culture and race through the lens of people of color, came to Three Rivers Community College on Wednesday evening.

LOCAL

Chesebrough winning fundraising battle in Stonington first selectman race

Democratic first selectman candidate Danielle Chesebrough has raised more than twice as much in campaiagn funds as her Republican opponent, John Prue, in the eight-week reporting period that ended Sept 30.

Study: Ledyard, Stonington among safest communities in the state

A study done by a website that specializes in home and cybersecurity issues has found that Ledyard is the 16th safest municipality in the state.

Norwich city clerk's office to be open Saturday, Oct. 26, for absentee ballots

The city clerk’s office will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, to issue absentee ballots to Norwich registered voters for the Nov. 5 election.

Radio station purse giveaway sparks chaos at Pawcatuck nightclub

“It was out of control,” said Pawcatuck Fire Chief Kevin Burns, who responded to the call of the nightclub being over capacity.

Storm floods streets, knocks down trees in southeastern Connecticut

A New London Public Works employee begins cutting up a large tree blown down across Ocean Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 17,2019, in the area of Shirley Lane in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

New London and Stonington particularly hit hard.

Police: K-9 team nabs man after Stonington crime spree

Police say a Norwich K-9 team apprehended a man who reportedly punched out a car window outside a Pawcatuck bar, then tried to force his way into an apartment, leaving behind a trail of cocaine, ammunition, a handgun and clothing.

STATE/NORTHEAST

Fasano: Democratic co-chairs of Transportation Committee ignoring requests for another port authority hearing

There is an "immediate need for further hearings investigating the allegations of untoward behavior" at the Connecticut Port Authority, including those made by the ousted office manager, Fasano said in a recent letter to the co-chairs.

Lamont, other Northeast governors meet to work together on pot

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, third from left, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, second from right, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, right, co-host a regional summit on public health issues around cannabis and vaping, Thursday Oct. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The governors from several Northeastern states say they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping

Connecticut state managers signing up for union-like group

Nearly 200 Connecticut state employee managers have joined forces with a major union, hoping to gain more clout at the Capitol

Lawyer argues Cheshire home invasion killer deserves new trial

A lawyer for convicted home invasion killer Joshua Komisarjevsky has told the Connecticut Supreme Court that his client deserves a new trial because a judge refused to move the proceedings out of New Haven

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