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The Nut Museum archived: Professor saved artwork from being trashed

Settled on the ground floor of a Victorian homeaton 303 Ferry Road in Old Lyme were the entire masterworks of Elizabeth Tashjian, surrealist artist and owner of the famous Old Lyme Nut Museum.

Friends & Neighbors: Niantic native earns commendation

Lt. Benjamin D. Smith, left, is presented the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal as an end-of-tour award by Capt. Steven W. Antcliff, commanding officer, Naval Submarine School, at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton last month.

Lt. Benjamin D. Smith, a Niantic native, was presented the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal as an end-of-tour award by Capt. Steven W. Antcliff, commanding officer, Naval Submarine School at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton.

D’Elia's makes up for lost time as Norwich grinder haven

Photo of Marisol Soto photo: Marisol Soto of Norwich has been coming to D’Elia’s Bakery
& Grinder Shop for 2 years, because of their customer service. “The products are always fresh
and it’s very convenient. I always order chicken salad (grinder). My boyfriend always orders the
tuna.” Photo by Jan Tormay
Photo of Armin Harris photo: Armin Harris of Norwich said D’Elia’s grinders are worth
waiting for. He also enjoys the friendly atmosphere. Photo by Jan Tormay
Photo of Wendy and Anthony Heft photo: Married couple Wendy and Anthony Heft work
side by side every day making grinders – something Wendy said she enjoys. “He’s my best
friend. We’ve been together for 23 years.” Photo by Jan Tormay
Photo of Ray Alberts photo: While Ray Alberts of These Guys Brewing Company waits his
turn to order a grinder at D’Elia’s, he said, “We always come here and get grinders. They’ve got
the best sandwiches around by far” and the freshest bread. Photo by Jan Tormay
Richard Heft near bakery photo: Richard Heft, baker and co-owner of D’Elia’s Bakery &
Grinder Shop at 272 Franklin St. in Norwich. Photo by Jan Tormay
Richard Heft across the street from bakery photo: Richard Heft first started to come in to
purchase grinders in 1971 when he was in the Navy and lived on Division St. in Norwich. He
ended up working there and marrying the bakers’ daughter, Roseanna D’Elia. Photo by Jan
Tormay
D’Elia’s secret is its bread
D’Elia’s Bakery & Grinder Shop’s secret is its bread

Customers are thankful D’Elia’s Bakery & Grinder Shop at 272 Franklin St. in Norwich is open again.

History Revisited: Ships aground on Groton’s Black Rock

This photograph, taken on Dec. 2, 1919, shows the United States submarine R-6 aground on the ledges of Black Rock off of Eastern Point Beach in the City of Groton. The beach’s Tyler House can be seen on the left in the background. 
(Photo courtesy of the Jim Streeter Collection)

Recently I came into possession of a photograph that I am sure will be of interest to many readers.

Developer planning RV park on tribe-owned property in Preston

Blue Water Development Corp., based in Ocean City, Md., has invited residents to an informational session next week.

Comings and goings on Ledyard Town Council

For the second time in two months, the Town Council is filling a vacancy on its panel.

Lunch with friends in Groton, with a side of music

Sydney Nunes, 15, plays the song

The group stopped at The Bridge Pizza & Deli after going to Bluff Point State Park on Wednesday.

Wheeler High senior exemplifies community involvement, overcoming obstacles

Then Wheeler High School senior Hayden Leach poses for a portrait Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at the school in North Stonington.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Hayden Leach has been a member of North Stonington’s Volunteer Fire Department since he was 16.

Central Avenue in Greeneville gets a pedestrian-friendly facelift

Volunteers Caitlin Palmer, left, and Shiela Hayes paint one of the new pedestrian bump-outs at the intersection of Central Avenue and Fourth Street on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in the Greeneville section of Norwich. The bump-outs feature international flag colors chosen to reflect the cultural diversity of the neighborhood. The busy intersections at Fourth, Seventh, Eighth and Eleventh streets will feature the new markings designed to remind drivers not to park close to intersections.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Four intersections are being painted with bright colors representing 16 different national or regional flags to enhance pedestrian safety and beautify street.

Documents identify Stonington High School coach fired for 'inappropriate' messages to female students

The school system has released documents that identify the Stonington High School coach fired in 2020 for sending "inappropriate" social media messages to female students as former freshman boys' basketball coach Bobby Atkins.

‘No normal’ for the incomparable East Lyme Class of 2021

The East Lyme High School Class of 2021 marches onto the field Wednesday, June 16, 2021, for 53rd commencement exercises.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The 261 graduates, described in turn as resilient, imperfect, incomparable and strong, were sent off Wednesday well prepared for the challenges of the rest of their lives.

After challenging year, staff and clients of Noank Community Support Services celebrate together at picnic

Clockwise from center right, Jazzmine Carrillo, director of the Gray Farm House with Noank Community Support Services, and agency clients Mia Williams, Grace Bellisle, Corey Reynolds and Chastiny Gonzalez, chat over lunch Wednesday, June 16, 2021, during the Noank Community Support Services picnic at Washington Park in Groton.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Noank Community Support Services clients and staff gathered together for the first time in a long time to celebrate the return to some normalcy and socialize with each other.

All Stonington dogs must be licensed by June 30

Town Clerk Cindy Ladwig is reminding dog owners that all dogs over 6 months old must be licensed by June 30 for the 2021-22 year.

Preston voters approve both school and town budgets for 2021-22

Voters bucked past trends Wednesday and approved both the 2021-22 school and town government budgets in the first referendum try.

Mayor to promote acting Chief Brian Wright as New London's top cop

New London police acting Chief Brian Wright on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Mayor Michael Passero plans to promote the 26-year law enforcement veteran to fill the vacant chief position by next month.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

New London Mayor Michael Passero said Wednesday he plans to promote 26-year law enforcement veteran and acting Chief Brian Wright to fill the vacant chief’s position at the end of the month.

Waterford man charged in 2020 fatal vehicle accident

An 80-year-old Waterford man has been charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle.

Stonington police say three men used SUV to try to rip ATM out of pharmacy

One man was arrested after he and two others usuccessfully tried to use a stolen Kia SUV to drag an ATM out of the Walgreen's pharmacy in Pawcatuck early Tuesday, police say.

Groton police search for man suspected in assault

Groton police said they are looking for a 34-year-old man who allegedly assaulted a victim with a beer bottle, causing non-life threatening injuries.

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Connecticut lawmakers legalize recreational marijuana

Craig Fishbein, the highest ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, speaks during House debate on a bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Hartford, Conn. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via AP)

A months long process to legalize marijuana, which some lawmakers noted has actually been decades in the making, at last came to a conclusion Thursday.

Connecticut Senate will vote on recreational cannabis for third time

The state House passed the legislation Wednesday and rejected a change to the social equity applicant definition.

Company agrees to pay Massachusetts $3.5M for undelivered face masks

A company that authorities say failed to deliver on a contract to supply one million N95 face masks to the state of Massachusetts and then made false statements in connection with its obligation to refund the state has agreed to pay nearly $3.5...