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Region's lawmakers urging Lamont, Mashantuckets to finalize gaming agreement

Eastern Connecticut delegations says there's no agreement without both Mohegans and Mashantuckets on board.

Sorting out how politics, policies figure in flap over New York nursing home COVID-19 death rates

The plaudits have faded for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Once hailed as a paragon of pandemic governing, he’s since come under scorching criticism for undercounting the state’s COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents by as much as...

Trump's cash plea could complicate GOP fundraising efforts

In this Feb. 28, 2021, photo, former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla. Trump called on his supporters to send their contributions directly to his own committees in his first speech since leaving office. That call puts Trump at odds with the Republican Party's existing political organizations, including the Republican National Committee and the party’s congressional campaign arms (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Former President Donald Trump called on his supporters to send their contributions directly to his own committees in his first speech since leaving office

Biden health pick taking heat for support of abortion rights

In this feb. 24, 2021, photo, Xavier Becerra testifies during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination to be secretary of Health and Human Services on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary is taking heat for his defense of abortion rights from a tag team of Republicans looking to define him —and the new administration— as out of the mainstream.  (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary is taking heat for his defense of abortion rights from a tag team of Republicans looking to define him — and the new administration — as out of the mainstream

Six Dr. Seuss books won't be published for racist images

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The business that preserves and protects Dr. Seuss’ legacy has announced it will stop publishing six titles because of racist and insensitive imagery

Abortion concerns prompt archdiocese warning on vaccine

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2021, file photo, a man receives a COVID-19 vaccine in North Las Vegas.  Catholic leaders in New Orleans and St. Louis are advising Catholics that the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is “morally compromised” because it's produced using cell lines developed from aborted fetuses. Archdiocese statements in each city say Catholics should choose coronavirus vaccines made by Moderna or Pfizer — if they are available. Johnson & Johnson stresses in a statement Tuesday, March 2,  that no fetal tissue is used in the vaccine. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Catholic leaders in New Orleans and St. Louis are advising Catholics that the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson is “morally compromised” because it's produced using cell lines developed from aborted fetuses

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As AG Tong investigated $523,000 fee, Lamont's team paid it

The attorney general said he has been investigating a whistleblower complaint about a success fee...

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Norwich police say violent threats prompted search where bombs, assault weapons found

A Greeneville man allegedly had threatened to blow heads off police and a victim and threatened to burn his house down.

Pickup truck crashes into Chelsea Groton Bank building in New London; three people injured

Three people were taken to the hospital Tuesday night after a pickup truck crashed into the Chelsea Groton Bank building at Bank Street and Montauk Avenue.

New London repeals police officer staffing mandate

The ordinance has been in place since 2014, a time when overtime costs were rising, morale was low and officers were leaving the department due to concerns of layoffs.

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Not quite birds of a feather, black and turkey vultures still flock together

A large group of turkey and black vultures gathers on a house Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Norwich.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Black vultures were once very uncommon in Connecticut but in recent years their numbers have been growing.

Waterford Girl Scout troop celebrates Black History Month with poster exhibit

Girl Scout Troop 63401 recently worked together to research black women who have made history and created posters recognizing their accomplishments and life events.