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Investigation criticizes Stonington police response to Crystal Caldwell assault

The findings of an independent investigation have criticized police for their initial handling of the alleged assault of a Black clerk by a white couple at a Mystic hotel but finds “no evidence to suggest any malicious intent on the part of...

Police logs - Oct. 21, 2020

Arrests by state and local police around the region.

Hope marches on, virtually, Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church's 10th annual prison awareness gathering

The topic of this year's gathering, which will be held virtually, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, is "Everyone Counts – UtilizingOur Voices and Voting Power for Justice."

Groton City Police release complaints while working on community relations

Chief Michael Spellman said when the department receives complaints of rude or inappropriate officer behavior, the complaints become a "point of emphasis" for supervisors to observe officers and ensure appropriate interaction with the public.

Norwich neighbor dispute leads to alleged racial slur, BB gun fire

Norwich police said a neighbor dispute escalated into an alleged exchange of racial and homosexual slurs followed by BB gun fire last Wednesday.

Person sustains life-threatening gunshot wound at Groton-New London Airport

A person sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound on Monday that state police said occurred in an incident in which there appears to be no criminal aspect.

Police logs - Oct. 20, 2020

Arrests by state and local police departments across the region

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Attorney General Tong argues to keep whistleblower complaints secret

The attorney general fought before the Freedom of Information Commission to keep a whistleblower...

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St. Mary Food Pantry in Jewett City provides in the midst of pandemic

Administrator Kathy Avery puts together boxes of food for senior citizens in need at the St. Mary´s Food Pantry in Griswold on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

As the number of people in need of food has swelled at St. Mary Food Pantry in Jewett City, so have the hearts of its donors.

Remembrance of Things Past: Flexing creative muscles in Flex period

When Groton adopted the middle school concept, study halls were no longer in the schedule. Instead that period was replaced with what the administration called Flex.

Formica, Marx disagree on minimum wage, police accountability bill in 20th Senate debate

Democrat Martha Marx and Republican Sen. Paul Formica at the 20th District State Senate debate Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at the Garde Arts Center in New London.

Three-term Republican incumbent state Senator Paul Formica and his Democratic challenger Martha Marx, debated issues such as the police accountability bill, minimum wage, marijuana, racial equality and the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday night.

Rowing on the Mystic River

The Stonington High School girls crew team passes the Mystic Seaport Museum Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, while practicing on the Mystic River.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The Stonington High School girls crew team passes the Mystic Seaport Museum Tuesday while practicing on the Mystic River. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

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Connecticut's infection rate climbs to highest since June

Cars line the COVID-19 drive-thru testing line at MidState Medical Center, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Meriden, Conn. Hartford HealthCare, the parent company of MidState, has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 testing demand across all its properties, according to a Hartford HealthCare spokeswoman. (Dave Zajac/Record-Journal via AP)

Connecticut’s coronavirus infection rate has climbed to its highest level since June

Connecticut's 'unenforceable' out-of-state quarantine rule to be adjusted

Gov. Ned Lamont said Connecticut is planning to revamp its benchmarks for when people entering the state from locations with large COVID-19 rates will need to quarantine