City councilors, union leaders urge regulators to take their time on L+M-Yale New Haven decision

Saying the decision is “too important to be rushed,” six of the seven City Councilors and Mayor Michael Passero on Wednesday urged state regulators to resist pressure to act quickly on the application for an affiliation between Yale-New Haven Hospital and Lawrence + Memorial Healthcare.

Italy toll rises to 247 as anguish mounts over quake past

Rescuers search amid rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval communities built on seismic lands.

Mass rescue exercise tests response capabilities in Arctic

The Coast Guard Research and Development Center is using the exercise to test "state-of-the-art" technology designed to improve communication capabilities in the region.

Local shellfishermen want support from the state

Members of local shellfish commissions and shellfishermen alike say the state is missing the opportunity to support and nurture a burgeoning shellfish industry and are asking local legislators for help.

Third fire this year at former Salem pheasant farm draws investigators

The third suspicious fire in six months had state and local investigators combing the grounds of a vacant game bird farm on Wednesday for evidence the fire was intentionally set.

Preston Redevelopment Agency chairman takes helm at SeCTer

The chairman of the Preston Redevelopment Agency has been named interim director of the Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region economic-development agency, replacing Stephen MacKenzie, who left this month to take a similar position in his home country of Canada.

New London man, subject of 2014 manhunt, charged in Westbrook

More than two years after an intensive manhunt led to the lockdown of an Old Saybrook neighborhood, police said they’ve found and charged the man they were searching for.

Police chief wants to make Groton a 'law enforcement destination'

Groton Police Chief Louis J. Fusaro has had occasion to order officers to work overtime when they would otherwise be off, and this is something he says he'd like to avoid.

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Preston Redevelopment Agency chairman takes helm at SeCTer

The chairman of the Preston Redevelopment Agency has been named interim director of the Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region economic-development agency, replacing Stephen MacKenzie, who left this month to take a similar position in his home...

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Chamber holds Enders Island meeting
World's largest aircraft damaged on second test flight
Qatari state fund buys stake in N.Y.'s Empire State Building

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Time for Clinton to take the questions

Hillary Clinton needs to step in front of the press and address the questions about emails and the Clinton Foundation.

Caution when jogging

Jogging is a great way to stay healthy, and a few common sense precautions can reduce the chances of a jogger becoming a victim.

More budget baloney

President Obama submitted a budget proposal to Congress in February. The current budget expires in a month and Congress has done nothing. It's easier and more politically convenient to just complain.

Change welcomed, now fix law to protect state watchdog agencies

The Malloy administration made the right decision in reversing its plans to block funding for agencies charged with keeping Connecticut government honest.

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