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Two tie in vote for Eastern Pequot chairman, setting stage for run-off election

Mitchel Ray, incumbent tribal council treasurer, and Derrick Strong, president of tribe's nonprofit foundation, will compete in September.

There’s a lot more than vegetables at the Bozrah Farmers Market

Evelina Finiguerla makes sure daughter Rosie doesn’t drive away with a vintage tractor.
(Photo by Bruce Neild)

In late morning on Friday, July 16, the tents began to pop up in Maples Farm Park, and the vans and the trucks full of produce and crafts pulled into their assigned spaces.

Conn College Civic Leaders program helps city residents

From left, Connecticut College students involved in the Summer Civic Leaders program in New London: Annika Brown ’23, Mehin Mammadzada ’23, Katie Fujimori ’23, Jocelyn Pinero ’24, Jasity Mena ’24, Francesca Moore ’24, Kassandra Olmedo ’23, Kayla Tavarez ’24, Caroline Karakey ’23, Ava Spitzer ’24, Jordy Batista ’24, Malissa Lindsey ’23 and Einstein Perez ’24. 
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Not even a pandemic could stop Connecticut College’s Summer Civic Leaders program from doing good this year, as 13 students spent six weeks working to support a variety of local organizations.

Your Turn: The (suffocating) life of a lady in 1860s America

Fashion came at a high price in health and mobility.
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While researching “A Rebellious Woman,” my new historical novel, I learned some amazing facts about what it was like to be a “lady” in 1860s America.

‘First real president of America’ remembered on his birthday

The raising of the flag which had previously been flown at the U.S. Capitol building, now being raised on the new flagpole at the Huntington tomb.
(Kevin Gorden/For the Times)

The 290th birthday of what some historians consider to be the true first leader of the fledgling United States of America was noted in a wreath-laying ceremony in Norwich.

My Pet Pal: Freddy

He’s vivacious, enjoys sunshine from his multi-story cat condo, and doesn’t mind if a human lets him lick the plate.

Stonington celebrates 68th Blessing of the Fleet

The Rev. Dennis Perkins, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Pawcatuck, showers a boat with holy water during the 68th annual Blessing of the Fleet at the Stonington Town Dock on Sunday, July 25, 2021. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Fishermen and residents gathered in the rain Sunday to remember the 41 Town Dock fishermen lost at sea and to pray for the success and safety of current fleet members.

Record-setting East Lyme menhaden fishery has disappeared

Postcard of the former Luce Bros. menhaden fish processing plant, built in 1876 and located where the Rocky Neck State Park pavilion now stands. The jetty built by Luce Bros. remains. (Courtesy of David Littlefield)

The Luce Bros. menhaden processing plant once stood where the Rocky Neck State Park pavilion is now located.

Ledyard Democrats name new candidate for Town Council vacancy

Hilary Evans has been nominated to fill a vacancy on the Town Council.

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New London poet laureate's poem riles police officers

New London Poet Laureate Joshua Brown reads his poem July 14, 2021, during the swearing-in ceremony for New London police Chief Brian Wright at City Pier.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Joshua Brown made it clear when he was named the city’s poet laureate earlier this year that he was looking inspire tough conversations.

All about freshness: Local seafood rushed to markets near and far

Eddie Gambardella, left, and Spencer Perry, right, bag shrimp Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Gambardella Wholesale Fish Inc. at Town Dock in Stonington.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Stonington Town Dock wholesalers and retailers sell the catches of local fishermen to local residents, restaurants and markets across the Northeast.

Antique boat show returns to Mystic

Sean Melanson, 21, of Southbury talks with Andrew and Vivienne Clark, left, of Vero Beach, Fla., and kayaker Jeremy Taylor, right, of Norwich about his 1957 Whirlwind that he started restoring when he was 15 years old and finished at age 16, during the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at the Mystic Seaport Museum.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

More than 20-something antique and classic boats floated in the sunshine on Mystic River on Saturday for the annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous.

Where do local restaurants get their seafood?

David Standridge, executive chef at The Shipwright's Daughter in Mystic, shows a prepared whole red gunner Wednesday, July 14, 2021, with heirloom squash, English peas and grains.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A lot of restaurants get their seafood from Sea Well, but there are a lot of other places depending on the type of restaurant and type of fish they're seeking.

More time in class approved for Ledyard elementary school students

Students in Ledyard's two elementary schools will be spending an extra half-hour in class each weekday during the upcoming academic year.

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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My Whaling City car dealership won't honor free tires promotion

A longtime customer of the Ford/Mazda dealership in New London says the new owners won't honor his...

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Coast Guard Academy: Master chief permanently relieved of duties, investigation finds no evidence of sexual misconduct

Master Chief Brett VerHulst had been reassigned to the Research and Development Center as the Coast Guard investigated "alleged inappropriate conduct."

Submarine Rickover rollout

The Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) is rolled out to the graving dock Friday, July 23, 2021, on the waterfront at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover is rolled out to the waterfront at Electric Boat on Friday.

Naval Submarine Base adjusts to rising coronavirus infection rates in state

The sub base had been in HPCON Alpha, indicating limited community transmission, since June 10 but is transitioning to HPCON Bravo effective immediately.

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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