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Police reform push collides with voters' fears over surging violent crime

In this March 24, 2021, file photo, Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough president and a Democratic mayoral candidate, speaks during a 'I Want My Miracle Back' rally, in the Bronx borough of New York. Adams, a former police officer, is betting that a spike in shootings during the coronavirus pandemic will boost his appeal. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

One of the top candidates for mayor of New York is a former police captain who has said addressing the city's surging violent crime rate will be his highest priority.

Commander kicked out of Space Force after claiming Marxists taking over military

A commander in the still-new Space Force has been relieved of duty after publicly espousing a number of conspiracy theories, including that Marxists had infiltrated leadership in all branches of military, while promoting a self-published book.

Store workers worry as some retailers scrap mask requirement

In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, a woman, wearing a protective face mask due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, wheels a cart with her purchases out of a Walmart store, in Derry, N.H. Walmart, the world's largest retailer, said Friday, May 14, 2021, that it won't require vaccinated shoppers or workers to wear a mask in its U.S. stores, unless state or local laws say otherwise. Vaccinated shoppers can go maskless immediately, the company said. Vaccinated workers can stop wearing them on May 18. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

As Walmart Inc. and a handful of major retailers dropped mask requirements in their stores, some frontline workers are pushing back on concerns that the new policy will bring them greater health and safety risks.

Second Amendment sanctuaries facing first court test

In this Feb. 19, 2021, file photo, firearms are displayed at a gun shop in Salem, Ore. The first legal test of whether a wave of U.S. counties can legally declare themselves

The first court test of whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws is playing out in a rural Oregon county

Report: Microsoft investigated Gates over affair with employee

Bill Gates, co-chairman of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is photographed in 2019. (Bloomberg photo by Jason Alden)

Board members at Microsoft Corp. made a decision in 2020 that it wasn’t appropriate for its co-founder Bill Gates to continue sitting on its board as they conducted a probe into the billionaire’s prior romantic relationship with a...

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Mystic Aquarium president was paid $563,000 in 2019

The year after aquarium President Stephen Coan was paid more than a half-milion dollars, a state...

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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.

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Sunset review at Coast Guard Academy

Members of the flag detail fold the colors after the American flag is lowered from the main flagpole at the conclusion of the the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Corps of Cadets´ Sunset Review on Sunday, May 16, 2021 on the academy's Washington Parade Field. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy participate in the annual Sunset Review on Sunday

Montville Town Council to question housing authority commissioners over complaints

The decision came after another resident and a town official allege commissioners are unfairly raising rent and charging for repairs while bullying and ridiculing residents.