Top Stories of 2014
One of 2014's top stories: An eight-year-old class action lawsuit brought against the New London Housing Authority on behalf of tenants of the Thames River Apartments was resolved in August when the parties agreed to allow a Superior Court judge oversee redevelopment of the federally subsidized high-rise apartments.
GALLERIES: Top Stories of 2014
It was another year of triumph and controversy, achievement and disappointment. History was made and tears were shed in victory and defeat. In other words, all the storylines and emotions that make sports so great.
After the community feted its new superintendent, Terrence P. Carter, at Ocean Beach Park, and just days before the board was to ratify his contract, revelations of academic misrepresentation and financial troubles came to light.
An investigation by The Day uncovered more than a half-dozen instances across the state in which property owners facing foreclosure believe they were victims of a scheme run by a man convicted of similar illegal activity in New Jersey.
Despite not being seen in public since a fall at his Stonington home in July and questions about his ability to fulfill the duties of his office, four-term incumbent State Senator Andrew Maynard, D-18th District was easily reelected to a fifth term in November. It is unclear if Maynard, who suffered a serious brain injury in a fall from an outdoor staircase, will be in Hartford Jan. 7 to be sworn in for the start of the legislative session.
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Hoping to defend its turf, Mohegan Sun pursued commercial casino licenses in Massachusetts, New York and Philadelphia and came up short each time. Foxwoods, too, flirted with expansion, floating proposals for Massachusetts and New York before abandoning them.
After a year of hard work, it's invigorating to look back and select the best of photography compilations from each of The Day's photographers. Each photographer has selected their favorite photos of the year and shares their thoughts about the images.