Lee's Kitchen: Maple-apple blondies hit a seasonal sweet spot

Maple-apple blondies are a perfect decadent treat after a weekend at the movies.

New London housing authority continues to seek funds for properties

The New London Housing Authority has obtained roughly $500,000 to fund overdue maintenance projects at the George Washington Carver apartment complex at 202 Colman St.

Norwich to hear update Monday on plans for Route 82 roundabouts

City business leaders are concerned that the planned major reconstruction of the busy commercial strip will hurt businesses.

Norwich to host WWI era lecture on Dr. Seuss and American isolationism

Central Connecticut State University historian to discuss political cartoons, Dr. Seuss and American isolationism in WWI and WWII.

Friends and Neighbors

Ledyard High School freshmen Sarina Barnes and Lucas Crowe were both named to the Connecticut High School All-State Band this year.

Area residents are recognized for their accomplishments.

Forum on affordable housing focuses on state, local issues

The former Cohanzie School on May 28, 2019, on Dayton Road in Waterford. Residents overwhelmingly opposed a multifamily housing development at the site.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Led by the Connecticut Mirror and hosted by Mitchell College, the event was an extension of reporter Jacqueline Rabe Thomas's series on affordable housing in the state.

Stonington school board picks firm to conduct Chokas investigation

The board on Wednesday tentatively selected an Avon attorney to probe how school officials handled years of sexual harassment allegations against teacher and coach Timothy Chokas.

Weather for the birds in East Lyme

Linda Olsen of Waterford feeds gulls from a bag of stale cookies before taking a walk Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at McCook Point Beach in Niantic.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Linda Olsen of Waterford was feeding gulls from a bag of stale cookies before taking a walk Thursday at McCook Point Beach in Niantic.

'Hate has no home here' signs run over, stolen in Ledyard

Lawn signs with the message

The signs were repeatedly run over this week before being stolen Thursday in Ledyard. The vandalism came after a swastika was spray-painted over a homemade pro-Trump sign in the town earlier this month.

New London risk manager resigns over internal dispute

City Risk Manager Paul Gills resigned abruptly on Thursday following a disagreement with Chief Administrative Officer Steve Fields. The city's Economic Development Coordinator Peter Lent also resigned recently.

Riding the waves

The U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle, training tall ship for the Coast Guard, navigates choppy waters Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, as it passes Ledge Light at the mouth of New London Harbor.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Coast Guard barque Eagle returns to New London from maintanance Thursday.

New London grand list sees modest growth

The city’s grand list of taxable properties grew by 2.95% in 2019, buoyed by a $23 million jump in personal property value.

Out and About: Big sound, intimate space at Side Door

It is small and intimate in there, and that’s what makes it so great.

Creativity Heals: Finding peace through painting

“When you are busy creating, you forget about your ailments; you focus on what you are doing instead,” Laite said.

Resolution supporting minor league baseball teams submitted in U.S. Senate

Blumenthal and 16 other senators co-sponsored a resolution calling for Major League Baseball to scrap plans to cut ties with 42 teams, including Norwich's.

Ledyard man issued ticket after 'Hate has no home here' signs run over, stolen

Lawn signs with the message

A Ledyard man has been issued a ticket in connection with the vandalism of lawn signs with the message “Hate has no home here” this week in Ledyard.

Man charged 2 months after brother found dead in Plainfield camper

A Plainfield man has been charged with manslaughter more than two months after his brother was found dead in a camper in Plainfield, police said.

Woman wanted in wallet theft at Norwich Walmart

Police released this surveillance photo of a woman who allegedly stole a wallet Feb. 15, 2020, from Walmart in Norwich. (Courtesy of Norwich Police Department)

A woman is wanted for stealing another person's wallet from Walmart in Norwich, police said.

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State Veterans Affairs Committee hears testimony on alert, benefits bills

One proposal would create a Green Alert system in Connecticut for at-risk veterans who go missing. Another would change how the state handles veterans' pension benefits.

At hearing, Courtney presses defense secretary to release Navy shipbuilding plan to justify cuts to service's budget

After questioning from Courtney, Esper said that he hasn't seen the Navy's shipbuilding plan, contradicting recent news reports that say he is holding up its release.

Congressmen stress impact of submarine cut with Navy officials

Courtney, Blumenthal and Murphy took advantage of a visit by top Navy officials to EB Monday to call for restoring the attack submarine cut in the president's proposed budget.

STATE/NORTHEAST

State's public health lab approved to test for coronavirus

New capability will save critical time in the diagnosis and treatment of any COVID-19 patients.

Lamont's chief of staff, architect of toll plan, resigns

Gov. Ned Lamont's chief of staff, who helped develop the governor's ill-fated trucks-only toll plan, has resigned

Court dismisses appeal of gag order in missing mom case

The Connecticut Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal of a gag order that a judge imposed in the case of a man accused of killing his estranged wife