Support Local News.

At a moment of historic disruption and change with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the calls for social and racial justice and the upcoming local and national elections, there's never been more of a need for the kind of local, independent and unbiased journalism that The Day produces.
Please support our work by subscribing today.

Debate brings new energy to Trump

President Donald Trump talks with reporters after leaving a campaign rally at Pensacola International Airport, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, aboard Air Force One. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

An upbeat President Donald Trump moved swiftly Friday to capitalize on what his campaign saw as a well-executed debate performance, cutting an ad that includes Biden stumbling over energy policy, touting a record day of digital fundraising and...

Bitterness flows in Senate over Barrett nomination to Supreme Court

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C. (Washington Post photo by Demetrius Freeman)

Senate Republicans and Democrats engaged in a bitter feud Friday over the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took steps to finalize her installation to the Supreme Court by Monday evening.

Viewership for 2nd Trump-Biden debate drops to 63 million

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (Jim Bourg/Pool via AP)

The final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent Joe Biden drew much less viewers than their first meeting

Trump, Biden go after each other on coronavirus, taxes

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden holds up a mask as President Donald Trump takes notes during the second and final presidential debate Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

It's debate night for President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden

Facebook, Twitter CEOs ordered to testify by GOP senators

FILE - This combination of photos shows logos for social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. Facebook and Twitter moved quickly this week to limit the spread of a disputed tabloid story promising new twists in the saga of Joe Biden’s relationship with Ukraine. President Donald Trump's campaign quickly seized on the story in the New York Post — but the report raised more questions than answers, including about the authenticity of an email at the center of the story. Wednesday morning Oct. 14, 2020, hours after the story's publication, a Facebook spokesman tweeted that the company was limiting its distribution on the platform.(AP Photo/File)

The GOP push against Facebook and Twitter has accelerated after Republican senators threatened the CEOs of the social media companies with subpoenas to force them to address accusations of censorship in the closing weeks of the presidential campaign

MORE NATIONAL POLITICS NEWS

GOP-led Senate panel advances Barrett despite Dems' boycott

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, arrives for closed meetings with senators, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Despite a Democratic boycott, Republicans are powering ahead to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by Election Day

U.S. officials link Iran to emails meant to intimidate voters

FILE - In this May 5, 2020, file photo, then-Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, and now Director of National Intelligence testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Officials say Russia and Iran have obtained some voter registration data, aiming to interfere in the November election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)

U.S. officials say Iran is behind a flurry of emails sent to Democratic voters in battleground states that appeared to be aimed at intimidating them into voting for President Donald Trump

Road to 270: Trump's best path to victory hinges on Florida, Pennsylvania

President Donald Trump waves to the crowd as he walks off stage after speaking at a campaign rally at Gastonia Municipal Airport, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in Gastonia, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump still has a path to the 270 Electoral College votes he needs to win reelection

Final debate could thrust foreign policy back into campaign

FILE - This combination of Sept. 29, 2020, file photos shows President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. Trump and Biden have starkly different visions for the international role of the United States — and the presidency.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden have starkly different visions for the international role of the United States — and the presidency

Unknown group sends Democratic voters intimidating emails

FILE - In this May 22, 2019 file photo, Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Christopher Krebs testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington.  In a complex intimidation operation, Democratic voters in at least four battleground states including Florida and Pennsylvania have been sent emails purporting to come from the neo-fascist group Proud Boys -- but actually spoofed.  Krebs, says, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, that voters should not  fall for “sensational and unverified claims,” reminding them that ballot secrecy is guaranteed.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Democratic voters in at least four battleground states including Florida and Pennsylvania received threatening emails, falsely purporting to be from the neo-fascist group Proud Boys, that warned “we will come after you” if the...

Democrats to boycott Barrett vote, Senate GOP pushes ahead

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, arrives for closed meetings with senators, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Democrats are set to boycott voting on Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett at the Senate Judiciary Committee

Poll: Many in US distrust campaign info

In this Oct. 20, 2020 file photo, a voting location is shown in Mission, Kan. A new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Opinion Research and USAFacts finds that while voters say it’s pretty easy to find accurate information about voting, they have a harder time knowing whether there's any factual basis for the information they're getting from and about the candidates. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

In a presidential election year that has put the country’s divisions in stark relief, Americans can agree on this: Misinformation about government and politics is a major problem

Barack Obama to hold his first in-person event for Joe Biden

FILE - In this July 30, 2020, file photo, former President Barack Obama, addresses the service during the funeral for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Obama is returning to Philadelphia for his first in-person 2020 campaign event for Joe Biden.  (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)

Former President Barack Obama is returning to Philadelphia for his first in-person 2020 campaign event for Joe Biden

COLUMNS

Connecticut Republicans, loyal soldiers in the party of Trump

Republican candidates in Connecticut won't talk about Trump but support much of his agenda.

NEWS FROM OUR TOWNS

Find news in your town:

New London police close investigation into pepper spray in officer's car

New London police have found no evidence to support or refute claims by Sgt. Cornelius Rodgers that his personal vehicle was contaminated with pepper spray.

Norwich woman faces charges after toddler found, ingested drugs from her purse

Police said a 2-year-old the woman was babysitting allegedly found Ecstasy pills in the woman’s purse and ingested them.

Norwich woman charged with animal cruelty in alleged dog mauling of chicken

A local woman was charged with cruelty to animals Friday based on a warrant for an incident Feb. 1, when she allegedly allowed her two pit bull dogs to attack and kill a chicken.

Man injured in motorcycle accident in Waterford Friday

A man was injured in a crash involving a vehicle and a motorcycle Friday afternoon in front of Waterford Library, police said.

LATEST AP HEADLINES

LOCAL NEWS

Caroline Doughty makes her last stop

Caroline Doughty sits in her school bus at the Regional District 18 lot Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Old Lyme. She is retiring after 48 years of driving school buses in town. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Lyme-Old Lyme bus driver is retiring after 48 years on the job.

Mohegans' Las Vegas casino OK'd for 2021 opening

Nevada gaming regulators unanimously approve a license for Mohegan Sun Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Groton registrars of voters issue public service announcement

Groton registrars issued a PSA for people who do not have a Connecticut driver's license and are using the state's online voter registration system.

Wake on water

A power boat departs Norwich Harbor southbound on the Thames River Friday, October 23, 2020. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A power boat motors south out of Norwich Harbor Friday.