Fasano: Democratic co-chairs of Transportation Committee ignoring requests for another port authority hearing

There is an "immediate need for further hearings investigating the allegations of untoward behavior" at the Connecticut Port Authority, including those made by the ousted office manager, Fasano said in a recent letter to the co-chairs.

Lamont, other Northeast governors meet to work together on pot

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, third from left, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, second from right, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, right, co-host a regional summit on public health issues around cannabis and vaping, Thursday Oct. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The governors from several Northeastern states say they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping

Connecticut state managers signing up for union-like group

Nearly 200 Connecticut state employee managers have joined forces with a major union, hoping to gain more clout at the Capitol

Lawyer argues Cheshire home invasion killer deserves new trial

A lawyer for convicted home invasion killer Joshua Komisarjevsky has told the Connecticut Supreme Court that his client deserves a new trial because a judge refused to move the proceedings out of New Haven

Study of Cape Cod shark problem finds no definitive solution

A long-awaited report on what to do about the great white sharks prowling Cape Cod waters offered more than two dozen suggestions but concluded there is nothing that can provide 100% safety

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Chelsea Clinton quashes rumor of possible run for Congress

Chelsea Clinton is quashing the rumor that she might run for the New York congressional seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Nita Lowey

Wisconsin jury awards $450,000 in Sandy Hook defamation case

A jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting after he filed a defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorists who claimed the massacre never happened

Interim chief state's attorney appointed

John J. Russotto, a 22-year veteran of the Division of Criminal Justice, has served as deputy chief state's attorney for personnel, finance and administration since 2004.

Columbus statues vandalized on U.S. holiday named for him

Red paint covers a statue of Christopher Columbus on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Providence, R.I., after it was vandalized on the day named to honor him as one of the first Europeans to reach the New World. The statue has been the target of vandals on Columbus Day in the past. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)

Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint and messages against the 15th century Italian navigator Monday when the U.S. holiday named for one of the first Europeans to reach the Americas was being celebrated

Former Niantic prison inmate's sexual assault lawsuit to proceed to trial

A judge has ruled that the multimillion dollar lawsuit against Connecticut's prison system and several employees brought by a former inmate who says she was sexually assaulted behind bars can go forward

Parishioners find other sanctuaries after New Hampshire church shooting

In this photo provided by WMUR-TV, police stand outside the New England Pentecostal Church after reports of a shooting on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Pelham, N.H. WMUR-TV reports that Hillsborough County Attorney Michael Conlon said a suspect is in custody. (Siobhan Lopez/WMUR-TV via AP)

Members of New England Pentecostal Ministries are finding comfort and fellowship at other churches while theirs remains closed after a shooting during a wedding

Police investigate racist vandalism in Cape Cod town

Police are investigating two recent incidents of white supremacist vandalism in a Massachusetts town

Commissioner Cook talks about changing times at Connecticut's prisons

Much of the criminal justice system has changed over the three decades that Rollin Cook has worked in prisons. At the beginning of his career, the main job of correction officers was to warehouse inmates.

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Selectman Prue opposed Stonington coastal resilience funding

The Republican candidate running for Stonington first selectman says he doesn't believe a...

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Radio station purse giveaway sparks chaos at Pawcatuck nightclub

“It was out of control,” said Pawcatuck Fire Chief Kevin Burns, who responded to the call of the nightclub being over capacity.

Storm floods streets, knocks down trees in southeastern Connecticut

A New London Public Works employee begins cutting up a large tree blown down across Ocean Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 17,2019, in the area of Shirley Lane in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

New London and Stonington particularly hit hard.

Police: K-9 team nabs man after Stonington crime spree

Police say a Norwich K-9 team apprehended a man who reportedly punched out a car window outside a Pawcatuck bar, then tried to force his way into an apartment, leaving behind a trail of cocaine, ammunition, a handgun and clothing.

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Preston first selectman candidates debate issues in front of full house

The two first selectman candidates fielded questions about budgets, the cleanup and development of the former Norwich Hospital property and their qualifications.

Thirteen honored with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships at annual dinner

Scholarship recipient Laika Bertrand of Norwich Free Academy is congratulated by her father, Leo Bertrand, and mother, Lynda Rimpel, after receiving her award Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Dinner at the Mystic Marriott in Groton. Bertrand's sponsor for the scholarship is Pfizer. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Thirteen local high school seniors of color receive Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships at the 38th annual Scholarship Dinner at the Mystic Marriott on Thursday night.

Safe Futures to hold second vigil to remember domestic violence victims

Staff and supporters of Safe Futures hold a candlelight vigil Nov. 1, 2018, in memory of Robert Parise and all victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking, in New London. Parise, a client of Safe Futures, allegedly was murdered by his ex-partner. This year's vigil for domestic violence victims will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, outside the agency's office at 16 Jay St.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Last year's inaugural vigil drew an estimated 100 participants, and was held shortly after the death of Robert Parise, a client of Safe Futures who allegedly was killed by his partner.

East Lyme police building architect explains $5.8 million estimate at selectmen's meeting

With concerns escalating in recent weeks that renovation costs for the proposed public safety building would soar much higher than what the town had approved, the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday agreed to listen to an explanation of the costs from...