New London’s maritime festival positively engages public

Lt. Michael Kickbush, center, stands next to the 57mm gun on the forecastle while giving a tour of the USS Sioux City (LCS 11), a Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship, docked Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Coast Guard Station New London at Fort Trumbull during the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

New London's City Pier draws smaller crowd but still engages public.

Connecticut group reunites owners with missing pets

Nancy Mello Miller gets a kiss from her dog Abbey on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at their home in Mystic. Hours after getting adopted this past winter, Abbey ran away and after a week was returned home with the help of CT Dog Gone Recovery Volunteers.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

CT Dog Gone Recovery Volunteers' tactics involve cameras, traps, liquid smoke, posters and social media.

New London development plan adds wrinkle to designs for State Pier

The city is awaiting a decision by the state on whether it will challenge a development plan enacted in the 1990s that governs activity at State Pier and the 125 acres surrounding the port.

Retailers, medical providers, educators watch reports of vaping deaths and illness

Groton Vape shop owner Dorsey Gibbes, like other area vape retailers interviewed Saturday, insists that for adults, vaping oils containing nicotine are far safer than smoking tobacco.

New London takes revenge

A raucous crowd cheers as the Flock Theatre company stages its annual Burning of Benedict Arnold on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at the New London Waterfront Park.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A raucous crowd cheers as the Flock Theatre company stages its annual Burning of Benedict Arnold on Saturday at Waterfront Park.

Stonington registrars to hold registry list session on Oct. 1

The Registrars of Voters will hold a session on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Town Hall to complete the preliminary registry list for the Nov. 5 election.

Survey: Norwich residents pleased with police performance

Norwich Police Department will conduct a second round of the survey this fall, hoping for better response by minority residents, Taftville and Occum residents.

Housing overhaul of historic Faria Beede mill ongoing

Environmental cleanup and renovations are underway at Oxoboxo Lofts, the 72-unit development at the historical mill that long housed manufacturer Faria Beede.

Forums to help outline challenges facing communities ahead of 2020 census

The first in eastern Connecticut will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Mohegan Sun Community and Government Center, 13 Crow Hill Road, Uncasville.

Celebrating Riverside Park in New London

Jordyn Valles, 5, left, of Queens, N.Y., and her cousin, Valerie Calderon, 6, of New London pose for a photo Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, with their balloon art for Jordyn's mother, Abbie Valles, during the Down by the Riverside Festival at Riverside Park in New London. The balloon art, created by Steve Stark, was made to be worn as a hat, but they were too big so the girls decided to wear them around their waists.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Jordyn Valles, 5, left, of Queens, N.Y., and her cousin, Valerie Calderon, 6, of New London pose for a photo Saturday with their balloon art for Jordyn's mother, Abbie Valles, during the Down by the Riverside Festival at Riverside Park.

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week beginning Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.

With new tool, Groton looks to revitalize Thames Street, Five Corners areas

A Tax Increment Financing District will go into effect for an area of the City of Groton that includes Thames Street and Five Corners.

Osten, Conley seek second hearing on port authority

State Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, and Rep. Christine Conley, D-Groton, are calling on the legislature’s Transportation committee to hold a follow-up hearing on the Connecticut Port Authority.

EEE threat: Region's not out of the woods yet

Mosquito populations are starting to shrink but the threat posed by insects infected with the deadly eastern equine encephalitis virus could continue well into October.

Norwich Rotary Celebrate Diversity event to start at 5 p.m. Monday

The Norwich Rotary Celebrate Diversity event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Police logs - Sept. 14, 2019

Arrests by state and local police departments around the region.

Police investigating robbery at Norwich bank

Police are investigating a Friday morning robbery at Eastern Connecticut Savings Bank on West Main Street.

Norwich police to be at NFA on Friday in response to social media threat

Norwich police will at NFA on Friday in response to a social media threat that originated outside the country and involved a former relationship with a student.

COLUMNS

NEWS FROM OUR TOWNS

Find news in your town:

MILITARY/DEFENSE

Electric Boat embarks on biggest construction project in more than 45 years

A rendering of the building, part of a $850 million expansion, that will be constructed in Electric Boat’s south yard, where a new class of ballistic missile submarines will be assembled. (Courtesy of Electric Boat)

The company is launching an $850 million expansion at its Groton headquarters.

John Kelly, at Coast Guard Academy, reflects on time spent at White House

Former Secretary of Homeland Security and White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly reviews the corps of cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Former White House Chief of Staff Kelly, a retired four-star general, was asked about a number of controverisal decisions made during his time working for the Trump administration.

New Coast Guard Academy superintendent says his job is to "seek out the blind spots"

Coast Guard Rear Admiral William G. Kelly took over as superintendent of the academy in June. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

"We're diverse but are we inclusive?" Rear Adm. Bill Kelly said during a meeting Monday with The Day's Editorial Board.

STATE/NORTHEAST

22 hurt when house deck collapses during firefighter event

In this photo provided by James Macheda, one of the first responders talks to an onlooker as others carry an injured person, while some others work the scene of a building collapse, in the background, in Wildwood, N.J., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Multiple levels of decking attached to a building collapsed Saturday evening at the Jersey Shore, trapping people and injuring several, including children, officials and witnesses said. (James Macheda via AP)

Officials say a home's multilevel deck collapsed at the Jersey Shore during an event weekend and injured at least 22 people

Lying prisoners: New laws in Connecticut, other states crack down on jailhouse informants

In this June 8, 2017, file photo, Innocence Project lawyer Vanessa Potkin, left, hugs Alfred Swinton in Superior Court in Hartford, Conn. Swinton served almost two decades in prison for the 1991 killing of Carla Terry before he was cleared based on new DNA evidence. Several states have moved to toughen regulations on the use of jailhouse informants. Advocates said Swinton's erroneous conviction was based in part on the testimony of lying inmates. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP, Pool, File)

An effort to more tightly regulate the use of jailhouse informants is gaining momentum across the country in the wake of exonerations of the wrongly convicted

Security increased at Big E because of shootings elsewhere

It's the opening weekend of the annual Eastern States Exposition and officials have new security measures in place at New England's largest agricultural fair