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Premium Content Harvey's all-star start voted top sports story

 January 1, 2014; Updated: 5:11 pm

The years pass and the stories get better. And 2013 was among the most memorable, a collage of championships, milestones, triumph, joy, loss and controversy.Hope it was as fun to pick up the newspaper...

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Premium Content TOP 10 STORIES OF THE YEAR: BLIZZARD

 December 31, 2013; Updated: 11:55 pm

The Day's news staff looked back at the biggest local headlines of 2013:Whether called Charlotte or Nemo, February's blizzard dumped an average of 25 inches of snow on New London County, closing schools, grounding planes, and...

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Premium Content Daybreak's Best of 2013: Exhibits

 December 30, 2013; Updated: 1:47 pm

Danny Moers is a bit of an enigma in the 21st century. In his art photography, he works in the darkroom with traditional materials.

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Premium Content Top 10 Stories of the Year: Aftermath of Sandy Hook

 December 30, 2013; Updated: 2:42 pm

The Day's news staff looked back at the biggest local headlines of 2013:State and local officials responded swiftly to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Around...

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Premium Content The Day's Top Videos of 2013

 December 29, 2013; Updated: 11:24 am

From the football field to the stage, from the shipyard to the back yard, The Day's video staff has documented life in southeastern Connecticut and beyond. There have been tearful moments as well as joyous ones. This collection represents our...

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Premium Content Top 10: Lawrence + Memorial Hospital strike

 December 29, 2013; Updated: 11:16 pm

The Day's news staff looked back at the biggest local headlines of 2013:A contract dispute at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London erupted Nov. 27 when the union representing about 800 nurses and technicians declared a...

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The Day's Top Photos of 2013

 December 29, 2013; Updated: 4:05 pm

Take a look back at the news and events of 2013 through the eyes of The Day's photography staff.Tim Cook:

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Premium Content Daybreak's highlights of 2013: Best recorded music

 December 28, 2013; Updated: 1:46 pm

We at the Day prefer not to describe our Year-End album lists in a "Best of" context. Since it's not remotely possible for any one person to listen to every song or CD, we can't know whether something is "the best."

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Premium Content Top 10 songs of 2013

 December 28, 2013; Updated: 3:49 pm

Yo La Tengo - "Ohm " I like this song so much that to try to write about it and pretend it is anything approaching music criticism would be dishonest and wrong. The guitars on "Ohm,"...

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Premium Content TOP 10 STORIES OF THE YEAR: DISMANTLING PFIZER

 December 28, 2013; Updated: 11:29 pm

The Day's news staff looked back at the biggest local headlines of 2013:Pfizer Inc. stunned Groton and state officials in March when it decided to tear down its former research headquarters on Eastern Point Road.

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Premium Content Daybreak's Best of 2013: Movies

 December 27, 2013; Updated: 10:34 am

Yes, this a tough movie to watch. But it's profoundly affecting. It tells the true story of a black man living in 1841 Saratoga, N.Y., who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Chiwetel Ejiofor's expressive eyes convey the character's...

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Premium Content TOP 10 STORIES OF THE YEAR: GROTON FIRES SUPERINTENDENT

 December 27, 2013; Updated: 11:55 pm

The Day's news staff looked back at the biggest local headlines of 2013:The Groton Board of Education fired former Superintendent Paul Kadri in March, 10 months after he was placed on leave and an investigation ordered...

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Premium Content TOP 10 STORIES OF THE YEAR: THE THOMAS BROTHERS

 December 26, 2013; Updated: 11:42 pm

The Day's news staff looked back at the biggest local headlines of 2013:The Thomas brothers - one a former Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council chairman, the other the council's treasurer - each were indicted Jan. 4 on three counts of...

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Premium Content Daybreak's Best of 2013: Restaurants

 December 25, 2013; Updated: 1:40 pm

When I think of 4 Roosevelt, I immediately get a tingle in my nose, a remnant of the fiery and flavorful dishes I sampled for my review.

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Premium Content Daybreak's Best of 2013: Beer bars

 December 25, 2013; Updated: 1:40 pm

How many pizza joints serve Dogfish American Beauty, an imperial pale ale made with organic granola? Or how about BBC Barleywine? Or Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Milk Stout?

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Premium Content Top 10 stories of the year: Disorder at the NLPD

 December 25, 2013; Updated: 3:39 pm

A continuing exodus of New London police officers, controversy over the K-9 unit, pending lawsuits, grievances, firings and clashes between the police union and the chief made for a tumultuous year.

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Premium Content Daybreak's Best of 2013: Books

 December 24, 2013; Updated: 1:43 pm

Amy Gallup, a reclusive writer who has stopped writing, takes a literal tumble on New Year's Day and finds herself spouting aphorisms in a newspaper interview that she quickly forgets.

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Premium Content Top 10 stories of 2013: Google barge

 December 24, 2013; Updated: 12:29 pm

The Day's news staff looked back at the biggest local headlines of 2013.

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Premium Content Daybreak's Best of 2013: Television

 December 23, 2013; Updated: 1:43 pm

Let's say his name one more time, with feeling: Heisenberg. Beyond serving as Walter White's drug-kingpin alias, the moniker is now part of pop culture legend.

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Premium Content TOP 10 STORIES OF THE YEAR: Chew murder sentencings

 December 23, 2013; Updated: 12:12 pm

The Day's news staff looked back at the biggest local headlines of 2013.It was five days in March that undoubtedly will last forever in the minds of murder victim Matthew Chew's family.

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Premium Content Daybreak's best of 2013: The year on stage

 December 22, 2013; Updated: 1:41 pm

Daybreak's annual year in review is one of my favorite things to assemble. This is when we review our clips, search the archives and stand amazed at how much truly amazing art happens here in the region quite regularly.

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Premium Content TOP 10 STORIES OF THE YEAR: Murder-suicide

 December 22, 2013; Updated: 12:17 pm

Debra Denison, 47, picked up her 2-year-old grandson, Alton Perry, and his 6-month-old brother, Ashton, on Feb. 26. But she wouldn’t take them to her daughter’s home, as she had promised. Police said Denison drove them near the Lake of...

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