Affordable housing units slated for former St. Mary Star of the Sea School building in New London

A nonprofit affordable housing developer based in Middletown won approval last week from the Planning and Zoning Commission to convert the former St. Mary Star of the Sea School on Huntington Street into as many as 21 affordable multifamily housing units.

UPDATED: Amtrak official identifies person struck and killed by train

Amtrak officials have identified the person struck and killed by a train Wednesday as 31-year-old Michael J. Turner of Groton.

New London council passes budget despite mayor's admonition

The City Council on Wednesday night approved a budget for fiscal year 2016 that would limit the increase in city spending to about 1.30 percent and necessitate a tax rate increase of roughly 3.90 percent.

Etess 'the king' of Mohegan

Praised, ribbed and outright roasted, Mitchell Etess, chief executive officer of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, was honored Wednesday night as the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut's 65th annual Citizen of the Year.

Road repairs needed in Waterford, and cost is steep

Waterford roads are in bad shape, according to a recent study by a consulting firm.

St. Bernard senior has learned to embrace her hearing loss

St. Bernard senior Kathryn McKinley, who was born deaf, believes getting cochlear implants enabled her to reach her potential.

Key witness, participant in Mallove murder sentenced on reduced charges

Candace M. Foster, who reluctantly took part in the brutal beating of physicist Eugene Mallove, then entered a witness protection program and implicated the father of her children and his cousin, was sentenced today in New London Superior Court to time served.

New London police seek public's help to identify shooting suspects

Police have released surveillance imagery related to the Memorial Day shooting on Crystal Avenue that injured a teenage girl and a 4-year-old.

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Maynard must decide fitness to serve

Still recovering the effects of a serious brain injury suffered in a fall last July, Sen. Maynard is not the legislator he was.

Chamber hit jackpot with Etess selection

Mitchell Etess perfectly matches the Citizen of the Year criteria: “a person who has made significant contributions to the region’s civic and business life.”

Isn't Mumford Cove tax break enough?

Groton would not allow either Groton Long Point or Mumford Cove to be built today with their residents’-only beaches.

Honoring silent sentinels on Memorial Day

Americans need to remember because those who sacrificed deserve it and because blocking out the reality that the day represents would be a perilous mistake.

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Raise the texting fines

Penalties for texting while driving should be as harsh as they are for drunken driving.

We've all been having a ball around here, thanks to Etess

It would be an otherwise inconspicuous concrete wall, except for what’s written on it:...

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