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Workers getting Ocean Beach waterslide ready ahead of opening day

Jeff Mullen, owner of Action Amusements, applies paint Friday, May 14, 2021, in the pool at the bottom of the triple waterslide at Ocean Beach Park in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Jeff Mullen, owner of Action Amusements, has been working on his yearly repainting of the base, walls and stairs of the pool at the bottom of the triple waterslide at Ocean Beach Park.

Historical building at Groton beach gets some fresh paint

From left, David Gavrillen, Everett Kerr and Marvin Haffenden from Gesco Inc., based in Avon, Conn., paint the trim and underside of the porch roof of the Tyler House on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Eastern Point Beach Park in Groton City.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Workers with Gesco Inc. were painting the Tyler House at Eastern Point Beach Park on Thursday.

Ledyard Town Council member resigns

Republican Thomas Malone has resigned from the council.

Man climbs over fence on Gold Star bridge

Emergency personnel gather under the Gold Star Bridge at the Thames River Boat Launch on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

First responders converged on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge late Wednesday night after a man climbed onto the outside of the fencing on the southbound span, a New London fire official said.

Sign of the season: Sea Swirl training staff ahead of opening day

Twins Kiley, left, and Caitlin Getlein, both 19 and of Pawcatuck, learn how to use the register Wednesday, May 12, 2021, during staff training at the Sea Swirl in Mystic.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Summer employees were learning how to make the perfect soft serve cone Wednesday during staff training at the Sea Swirl in Mystic.

Firefighters battle blaze at commercial building in East Lyme

Firefighters at the scene of a two alarm structure fire at Atlantic Building Products on Boston Post Road Saturday, May 15, 2021, in East Lyme. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A two-alarm fire engulfed a commercial building at 206 Boston Post Road in East Lyme on Saturday.

Waterford police investigate car versus motorcycle accident

Police are investigating an accident involving a car and a motorcycle that occurred in the area of Great Neck Road and Route 156.

Pedestrian taken to hospital with serious injuries following accident on Gold Star Highway

A pedestrian was taken to the hospital early Friday morning with serious injuries following an accident on Gold Star Highway near the intersection of Toll Gate Road.


R.I. expects quahog harvest to bounce back

Maine might extend the ability of its residents to use telehealth services beyond the coronavirus pandemic

2 boys who couldn't swim drown in Massachusetts lake

Authorities say two boys who drowned at a Brockton park were cousins who did not know how to swim

Police: 2 shot, killed at after-hours club in Bridgeport

Police in Bridgeport are investigating a deadly shooting at an after-hours club that claimed the lives of two men

Police say 20-year-old woman killed in New Haven shooting

Police say a 20-year-old woman has been fatally shot in New Haven