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Sten and Taylor answer your questions

We asked you to send us your questions about the case, and you sent us quite a few. Sten and Taylor talk about what we know, what we don't know, and how reporting on...

Judge Hillary Strackbein on the state of the courts

Judge Hillary B. Strackbein, administrative judge of the New London Judicial District Courts, tells us how the courts are managing their caseloads as the pandemic begins...

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Conversation about food with a Rhode Islander living and eating in New Orleans

Ian McNulty, who grew up in South County, Rhode Island and is the food writer for The Times-Picayune/The Advocate, talked to Rick Koster about being a food critic in...



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Fish Tales: 'Searching for the Heidi Marie' podcast

Reporter Joe Wojtas recalls flying with the U.S. Coast Guard during the search for the missing Stonington-based lobster boat Heidi Marie in November 1989.

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PODCAST: Connecticut Sun's Curt Miller hails growing acceptance of openness in national sports arena

Sun Coach Curt Miller, who has been openly gay for years, spoke with us about the importance of supporting gay athletes at all levels and how a recent comment he made about a player illustrates that “words matter.”

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How The Day is reporting on Critical Race Theory

Reporter Erica Moser tells us an “explainer” article she wrote about critical race theory is just the beginning of her reporting on this timely and divisive topic.

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Unexpected discoveries on Make Music Day

Live music exploded out onto street corners and open air performance spaces in New London on international Make Music Day. We explored the wide variety of melodies and rhythms, meeting the energetic rapper Byrd StayLow, the Nickelodeon Barbershop...

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The Day’s senior profiles prove 'we’re in good hands' with the Class of 2021

Reporters Claire Bessette and Elizabeth Regan talk about their profiles of graduating seniors from Norwich Free Academy, Norwich Regional Technical High School, East Lyme High School and Lyme-Old Lyme High School.

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PODCAST: Winning bet for acting New London Police Chief Brian Wright

Brian Wright, who applied to the New London Police Department in 1994 after making a bet with a buddy, talks about his vision for the department and the city.

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John ‘Papa’ Gros show at Hygienic spins Koster back into the past

As the world reopens, the Hygienic Art Park hosted New Orleans pianist John ‘Papa’ Gros. Inspired by the experience, Rick Koster indulges in a bit of wistful but goofy nostalgia for the Crescent City.

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Curtis Goodwin: We are all 'Those People'

Curtis Goodwin, co-founder of the New London Talent Show and co-producer of the film, "Those People," talks about bringing"“the village" together to make the show happen, and shares some of the "aha" moments of the past decade ahead of...

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Grieving father to New London Community: Please help send my son’s remains to Peru

Day reporter Taylor Hartz tells us how she conducted an interview, through a translator, with the father of 28-year-old Jose Sancho of New London, who died in a car crash on May 21.

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In English and Español: Lizbeth Polo-Smith's path to model citizenship

We speak with Lizbeth Polo-Smith, who fled Peru in 2002 and entered the United States without immigration documents because she was unable to afford food or diapers for her children and saw no opportunity in her homeland.

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A sports editor’s daily quandary: Which games should we cover?

The Day Sports Editor Chuck Banning tells us how he and his staff decide which teams and games to cover, how the sports section is organized, and how we manage to report scores even if we’re not at games.

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Four chicken sandwiches to cure you of your fast food cravings

Thanks to your suggestions, we tried the crispy chicken sandwiches from Mr. G's, Olio, Engine Room, and Hot Rod Cafe.

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Biden goes big in his first 100 days

Editorial Page Editor Paul Choiniere analyzes President Joe Biden's strategy of focusing on domestic issues during his first 100 days in office and tells us how lawmakers might respond to the President's proposal to spend $6 trillion on jobs,...

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Somers now speaking about COVID-19 vaccine from experience

State Senator Heather Somers, chairman of the communication committee of Gov. Ned Lamont’s vaccine advisory group, talks about her own experience with the COVID-19 vaccine and continuing efforts to educate those who are hesitant to receive...

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Local musician would not have made a record if he hadn’t met Rick Koster

After meeting Rick Koster in a local pizza shop, John Jensen asked if Rick would listen to some of the songs he had written. Rick's positive feedback gave Jensen, in his 60s, the encouragement he needed to go into the studio for the first time and...

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Return of the restaurant review

To celebrate the resumption of restaurant reviews in The Day, arts writer Rick Koster takes us behind the scenes of his reviews and explains what the heck he means when he refers to TVWWAU.

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Michael Barker of Sony Pictures Classics on ‘The Father’ and this year’s other Oscars nominees

Michael Barker, co-president of Sony Pictures Classics, talks about this year's Oscar nominees and releasing "The Father" during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Did a computer really write a new Nirvana song?

A project called Lost Tapes of the 27 Club used artificial intelligence to create new songs in the style of Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and Amy Winehouse. But are the headlines that state AI "wrote" these songs actually accurate? How do these...

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Uncasville roots help Mohegans thrive in the worldwide arena

Chief "Many Hearts" Lynn Malerba tells us how the Mohegan Tribal Nation approached "nation building" after the federal government recognized them as a sovereign nation in1994 and describes the tribe's philosophy of caring for its youth, elders and...

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In search of the best crispy chicken sandwich

Who makes the best crispy chicken sandwich in the New London area? What, you thought we were going to tell you? No, we want you to tell us. Rick and Peter have tried all the fast food options, but is there a local restaurant that makes a great...

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Podcast: Mashantucket Pequot Chairman on securing the future for seven generations

Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, spoke with us about the education, training and guidance from elders that helped the tribe achieve the milestone of naming its first member, Jason Guyot, as chief executive at...

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Podcast: Are UConn women ready for their Final Four challenge?

Reporter Vickie Fulkerson reports on the sights and tastes of San Antonio and what the Husky women can expect in their Final Four matchup against Arizona.

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New London native Scott Sherratt on his audio book Grammy, working with stars like the Beastie Boys and Questlove

New London native Scott Sherratt was producer and director of Rachel Maddow's audio book Blowout, which won the 2020 Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album. Sherratt talks about recording with Questlove, Will Patton, Scott Shepherd and the Beastie Boys,...

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Podcast: UConn’s up to the challenge

The Huskies knew their Elite Eight matchup with Baylor would be difficult, but they survived in dramatic fashion to reach the Final Four for the 13th straight season.


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