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Premium Content Local runners compelled to return to run Boston Marathon a year after bombing

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 12:10 am

After two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others, about 36,000 runners, including Amby Burfoot and other runners from southeastern Connecticut, are expected to run this...

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Premium Content Municipal Meetings - Week of April 20

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Municipal meetings for the week of April 20.

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Premium Content The hunt is on for Easter eggs in Groton City

 April 20, 2014; Updated: 11:57 pm

Children participate in Groton City's annual Easter egg hunt on the lawn of the Groton City Municipal Building on Saturday. The event was for children from 4 to 6 years old.

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Premium Content Record Store Day celebrates indie disc retailers

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 12:46 pm

When Daphne Lee Martin arrived at her Telegraph Record Store in New London around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, there were already close to 50 people waiting in line. Such is the excitement generated by the annual National Record Store Day.

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Premium Content Five days after being displaced by fire, Ledyard couple return to say 'I do'

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 11:50 pm

If Brian Osborne learned one thing from the fire that destroyed his house but spared his children, his girlfriend and the family's two dogs, it was this: “Life's too short. There's no point waiting when everything can be taken away...

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Premium Content Waterford hopes to keep independent water system

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 5:50 pm

Town officials are trying to convince the state Department of Public Health not to consolidate the town’s water system under that of New London.

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Premium Content Ackley taking plenty of time

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 5:49 pm

Less than a year after returning from a reduced work schedule and time off due to a work-related injury, Police Chief Margaret Ackley is again back to a shortened work schedule, using sick time and compensation time

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Watching and waiting

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 5:47 pm

Timothy L. Thompson, front, of Norwich and Robert Beaumont of Scotland watch birds Friday at the Bride Brook Salt Marsh overlook in Rocky Neck State Park in East Lyme. The men started their day at 8 a.m. at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison...

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Premium Content F.R.E.S.H. New London to hold plant sale

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 1:01 am

F.R.E.S.H. New London will host an early season plant sale, community garden cleanup and workday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

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Premium Content Norwich to decide on ice rink's future

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 12:49 am

A pivotal week for the future of the Norwich ice rink begins Monday with a public hearing and possible City Council vote on an ordinance to replace the failed cooling system and do other systems upgrades.

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Premium Content This mission's for the birds

 April 19, 2014; Updated: 12:03 am

If the current forecast for sunny weather Tuesday proves correct, Groton-New London Airport that morning will be the scene of a military mission with an environmental purpose, mainly for nesting terns.

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Premium Content Good Friday walk stresses unity

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 12:52 am

As the bells of the city's churches tolled at noon on Good Friday, about 60 people gathered at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church to observe the 12 stations of the cross by walking with a crucifix to 12 different churches and other places of note in...

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Premium Content Experts discuss protecting kids from dangers in Digital Age

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 12:44 am

Before giving their children their own cellphones, access to the Internet and video games, parents should develop a media plan, set time limits for use and establish rules their children will be expected to follow or risk losing the privilege.

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Premium Content What's there to do in Norwich? Plenty, according to coalition

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

A dozen local museums, civic groups and city agencies held an open house Thursday designed to offer answers for hotel clerks and restaurant staffs when a customer asks, “What is there to do around here?”

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Premium Content Plying the waters of Mystic

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 12:20 am

Rowers practicing Thursday on the Mystic River begin to pass the Argia and the Mystic, docked at Schooner Wharf in Mystic.

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Premium Content Howard Street parking lot added to plans for New London Shaw's Cove

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 3:48 pm

The Shaw’s Cove area could be the site of significant development in the next year, with a 450-space parking lot now proposed down the street from a planned retail and residential complex announced last fall.

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Premium Content Calls to increase school funding dominate Norwich's first budget hearing

 April 18, 2014; Updated: 12:33 am

Pleas to increase funding for the city’s public schools dominated Thursday’s first public hearing on City Manager Alan Bergren’s proposed combined $118.4 million combined city government and school budgets.

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Premium Content Lord Foundation covers $300,000 shortfall in United Community & Family Services renovation

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 12:19 am

United Community & Family Services on Thursday announced that trustees of the Edward & Mary Lord Foundation presented the organization with a check for $300,000 to cover an unexpected shortfall for the current renovation project budget for the...

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Premium Content Norwich animal control facility partially reopens

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 12:16 am

Dogs and animal control officers were allowed to return to the Norwich dog pound Thursday, as half of the facility's dog runs reopened and power came back on at the facility.

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Premium Content East Lyme negotiating boardwalk repairs with Amtrak

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Work to rebuild the Niantic Bay Boardwalk is being held up as Amtrak and the town negotiate a $400,000 project that First Selectman Paul Formica said Thursday he hopes will be paid for partially by the railroad company.

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Premium Content Wildlife on alert in Waterford

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 11:53 pm

Deer keep a lookout Wednesday in the barnyard near the horse barn at Camp Harkness in Waterford.

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Premium Content Restoring a landmark in Westerly

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 11:53 pm

NEW Picus Woodwrights lead carpenter David Cox, left, and owner Greg Bressler work on rebuilding the roof of the portico of the Granite Theatre in downtown Westerly on Thursday as part of an ongoing restoration and...

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Nominations sought for Ron Aliano service award

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 3:50 pm

The Fireworks Festival Committee is seeking nominations for the Ron Aliano Service to Norwich Award, given annually to a person who has given distinguished service in the development of the city of Norwich.

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Donations sought for ACT-SO youth participation

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 3:29 pm

The Norwich branch of the NAACP is seeking donations to help support local youths’ participation in the national Academic, Cultural, Technology and Scientific Olympics competition.

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Premium Content Waterford underbilled Crystal Mall for sewers

 April 17, 2014; Updated: 12:18 pm

The Utility Commission neglected to charge meters at four properties, including Crystal Mall, for sewer service as far back as 2009, resulting in $128,000 in back charges.

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