Bibliophile heaven in Norwich

Melissa Jenkins, left, of Norwich and Charlotte Rogers of North Franklin select books from the shelves at the semiannual Friends of Otis Library Book Sale on its opening day Friday, Oct. 19, 2018.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Book fans search for bargains at the semiannual Friends of Otis Library Book Sale.

The first Mystic Film Festival showcases movies, discussions

Actor Thomas McCormick, center, of Easton, Mass., and his parents, John and Tracy McCormick of Tonopah, Nev., listen to instructions from Shona Nilsson, promotions director for 102.3 The Wolf, while having their picture taken Thursday, Oct.18, 2018, on the red carpet opening night of the Mystic Film Festival at the Mystic Luxury Cinemas located at Olde Mistick Village. Thomas McCormick is starring in the movie

The fest, which started Thursday and runs through Sunday, was created by Shareen Anderson, a filmmaker who is based in Manhattan and lives part-time in Mystic.

Candidates for East Lyme, Salem House seat differ on tolls and tax proposals

Democrat Hugh McKenney and incumbent Republican state Rep. Holly Cheeseman, seen in this composite image, are vying for the 37th District House seat.

Republican state Rep. Holly Cheeseman and her opponent for the House, Hugh McKenney, have distinct positions on tolls and other proposed taxes.

Groton woman charged with racial intimidation after defacing photos

Mother allegedly ripped up photos of her daughter's boyfriend and wrote racial epithets on them.

Waterford police investigating unattended death at Oakdell Motel

Waterford police on Friday said they are investigating the death 63-year-old male at the Oakdell Motel.

East Lyme police: Middle school student arrested after noncredible threat

Police on Friday charged an East Lyme Middle School student with breach of peace after school officials reported the juvenile made threatening statements.

Police still searching for Windham shooting, stabbing suspect

Police this morning are still searching for the suspect who reportedly stabbed and shot an Uncasville man in a Windham apartment Tuesday evening.

Fire breaks out at Atlantic City Linen Supply

Firefighters are seen at the scene of a fire Thursday, Oct.18, 2018, at Atlantic City Linen Supply located at 5 Consumers Ave. in Norwich.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The flash fire started because a piece of equipment malfunctioned, and there were no injuries.

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Democratic Sen. Warren, GOP challenger clash in debate

Massachusetts Senate candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren, left, and her opponent State Rep. Geoff Diehl shake hands before a debate in Boston, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her Republican challenger, state Rep. Geoff Diehl, have clashed in their first debate on everything from tax cuts to immigration to Warren's release of a DNA test

Police reforms have NYC officers handing out business cards

New York City Police Department officers confer in New York's Times Square, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. New reforms aimed at improving police interactions in New York City include requirements that officers hand out their business cards to people they stop and explain why law enforcement activity is taking place. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New reforms aimed at improving police interactions in New York City include requirements that officers hand out their business cards to people they stop and explain why law enforcement activity is taking place

Two women being treated after being attacked by a fox

Police in Scituate, Massachusetts, are warning residents to be careful after two women reported being attacked by a fox