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Where are they now? 1997 MLK scholarship winner Phylicia Powers shares her life as a lawyer

1997 MLK scholarship winner Phylicia Powers (Submitted Photo)

When Phylicia Powers received the Martin Luther King Jr. Trust Fund Scholarship in 1997, she knew it was a big deal. Almost 25 years later, Powers is an accomplished criminal defense attorney in North Carolina.

Mystic Aquarium performs necropsy on humpback whale

Mystic Aquarium has announced that experts from its Animal Rescue Program and other organizations performed a necropsy last Thursday on a dead humpback whale that washed ashore a week earlier in Little Compton, R.I.

Connecticut College to host second social justice conference

The virtual conference, on Jan. 19 and 20, will focus on housing injustice, as well as highlight the work of Connecticut College students, faculty and staff to promote equity and inclusion.

East Lyme Historical Society eyes new home

The row of bookcases holding the East Lyme Historical Society archives Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at East Lyme Public Library. The archives will be moved to the new History Center in the communications building, where the town dispatchers are located until they move to the new public safety hub.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The East Lyme Historical Society is planning to open a museum and research space in the old Flanders firehouse.

A good day for ice sculptures

Louis Manzoni of Art In Ice in Warwick, R.I., works on the finishing touches of his snowflake ice sculpture Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, during his demonstration at the Ice in the Village event at Olde Mistick Village.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Louis Manzoni of Art In Ice in Warwick, R.I., offered a demonstration of ice-carving techniques Saturday at Olde Mistick Village.

Voices of the unvaccinated: Why some refuse to get COVID-19 shots

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people be vaccinated even if they already have had COVID-19.

Currach rower gives fellow members an Irish dance lesson

Members of New London Currach Rowers and friends learn a ceili, a traditional Irish group dance, after learning a few Irish step dancing steps Saturday, Jan, 15, 2022, from fellow rower Thomas Kabel, 15, second from left, of Old Lyme at the Rogers Lake Clubhouse in Old Lyme.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Members of the New London Currach Rowers and friends learned basic Irish step dancing Saturday in Old Lyme.

'The singing highway': It's not your tires

Interstate 95 north between exits 91 and 92 underwent temporary resurfacing in the fall, and drivers on the "singing highway" have since wondered if something was wrong with their cars.

When to take at-home COVID-19 tests and how to interpret results

Youngstown City Health Department worker Faith Terreri grabs two at-home COVID-19 test kits to be handed out during a distribution event, Dec. 30, 2021, in Youngstown, Ohio.  (David Dermer/AP Photo, File)

If a test is positive, you can be pretty sure you have COVID-19, but if it's negative, you should retest.

Groton to develop coastal resiliency plan for downtown Mystic

With the help of a grant, the town will develop a plan to make the tourism hub more resilient to sea-level rise and climate change.

Got milk? Delivered by a milkman? In eastern Connecticut, it's a possibility.

Dairy cows at Hyde's Dairy Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, in Franklin.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, some dairy farms began delivering their products door to door.

Submarine base to fire weapons during upcoming drills

The sound of gunshots may ripple through the region later this month as drills are conducted at the Naval Submarine Base New London.

COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Mohegan Sun on Wednesdays through February

The walk-in clinics will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Mohegan Sun’s Seasons Buffet.

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings beginning the week of Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.

Norwich Sea Unicorns: Sharing Dodd Stadium with Mystic Schooners good for both teams, community

The deck area will be renovated, just one of the upgrades planned at the Dodd Stadium in Norwich. The Norwich Sea Unicorns and Mystic Schooners, both collegiate teams in different leagues, will be playing at the stadium this summer.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Both summer collegiate baseball teams will share Dodd Stadium this summer.

UPDATED: Car suspended over embankment in Norwich crash

A person has to be extricated from a car after it crashed through the guardrail and was left partially suspended over a 12-foot-high embankment early Sunday morning at 44 West Thames St.  (Submitted Photo/Norwich Fire Department)

A person had to be extricated from a car after it crashed through the guardrail, wedged against a handrail and was left partially suspended over a 12-foot-high embankment early Sunday morning at 44 West Thames St.

Driver dies in Interstate 395 crash in Norwich

The front end of this vehicle came to rest along a Jersey barrier on Interstate 395 in Norwich after a Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 crash that killed the driver. Photo courtesy of Yantic Fire Engine Co. 1 Facebook page.

When firefighters arrived, they found the vehicle with extremely heavy damage with the front end of the car along with the motor along the Jersey barrier.

Firefighters battle mobile home fires in Mystic, Lisbon

Firefighters battled blazes at two mobile homes on Saturday, one in Mystic and one in Lisbon.


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Amtrak conductor dies after falling from train in Westerly, police say

Police say an Amtrak conductor was killed Saturday after falling from a train at a station in Westerly

Connecticut boy, 13, dies days after overdosing at school

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Connecticut still seeking new lab for many state virus test sites

Officials are working to replace the lab company that handles most of Connecticut’s state-run coronavirus testing