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Bank Street Breakout

Miguel Garcia his son Rudy, 9, and daughter Laura, 3, all of Groton, take a look at a 1939 Ford Deluxe Coupe on Thursday, July 22, 2021, during the Bank Street Breakout in New London.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Visitors attend Bank Street Breakout in New London on Thursday.

Are you affected by continued COVID-19 travel restrictions? The Day wants to hear your story

Non-U.S. citizens still can't enter the U.S. from many countries, and some people in the U.S. can't return to their home countries.

Montville High School, Mohegan Tribe hold discussions regarding mascot bill

Discussions are ongoing between Montville High School officials and the Mohegan Tribe after a recently passed budget bill would allow $1.4 million in funding to be withheld from the school for the use of a Native American-related name.

Norwich Republicans endorse full slate for Nov. 2 election

The Norwich Republican Town Committee endorsed six candidates for the City Council, six for Board of Education and incumbent Mayor Peter Nystrom.

Home port call for barque Eagle

The Thames Towboat Co. tugs John P. Wronowski, and Paul A Wronowski guide the U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle on Wednesday, July 21 2021, to Pier 7 at Fort Trumbulll State Park in New London.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Coast Guard barque Eagle makes port call Wednesday at Fort Trumbull.

Kitchen fire breaks out at New London McDonald's

A fire broke out in the kitchen at the McDonald's restaurant at 406 Coleman St. on Saturday night.

Woman shot in New London

A woman was shot Saturday morning in New London, according to police.

Family lost while hiking found safe on Lantern Hill

A family that was missing on a Lantern Hill hiking trail was found safe after a police search Saturday afternoon.

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In Connecticut, across U.S., gun sales are surging

In this Sunday, March 15, 2020, file photo, people wait in line to enter a gun store in Culver City, Calif. After a year of pandemic lockdowns, mass shootings are back, but the guns never went away. As the U.S. inches toward a post-pandemic future, guns are arguably more present in the American psyche and more deeply embedded in American discourse than ever before. The past year's anxiety and loss fueled a rise in gun ownership across political and socio-economic lines. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Gun sales are spiking in Connecticut and around the nation, a buying spree driven by fears of rising crime, a political shift in Washington and the social upheaval brought on by the pandemic.

White House has whale conservation rule proposal for review

Proposed rules designed to protect a declining species of whale have arrived at the White House for review

Several people injured after boat strikes wall

Several people were taken to a hospital after the boat they were riding in struck a break wall

Erosion of sand spit could threaten homes

A sand spit that protects part of the coastline straddling Fairfield and Bridgeport is eroding and could leave the area vulnerable to flooding and other damage if measures aren't taken to replenish it

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