Book Barn event combines author reading and cat rescue

The Book Barn hosted a reading by local author Nick Checker Sunday combined with information from three animal rescue organizations.

Mullane, Blumenthal hopeful proposed tribal recognition rule changes will get a "fair look"

North Stonington First Selectman Nick Mullane and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal say an April 22 hearing in Washington about proposed federal tribal recognition rule changes seems to have gone in their favor.

Groton City considering parking fees on streets near Electric Boat

The city has heard a proposal to install parking kiosks on as many as 34 blocks around Electric Boat, to raise money for the city and prevent EB employees from parking on residential streets.

Barn Island farmsite that helped 18th-century slave win his freedom marked with sign

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has installed the sign along a trail at the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area that passes the two dozen-acre plot where Venture Smith, captured as a boy in central Africa and brought to this country as a slave in 1739, grew the...

Stonington releases details about firing of highway supervisor

Former Highway supervisor Louis DiCesare II was fired last week because of continuing incidents of failure to do his job correctly, according to his termination letter.

Norwich to celebrate Lincoln with a day of events on May 16

Highlights of Abraham Lincoln’s professional and political career will be on display during a day-long program May 16 that will start with a train excursion from Norwich to Putnam and will include re-enactments of some famous speeches and even a little-known story about why the 16th...

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U.S. must condemn, not praise Ethiopia

Ethiopia's elections, scheduled for May 24, are shaping up to be anything but democratic.

Hartford lawmakers scheming to get taxpayers to pay for ballpark

When New Britain’s baseball team was lured to Hartford by the promise of a multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art baseball park, the state had “no intention of participating in this...

A wise ruling on campaign financing

The Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. hasn’t been friendly to legislative attempts to reduce the corrupting influence of money in election campaigns. But on Wednesday the...

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Messenger to Mercury

By the time this column runs, NASA’s Messenger spacecraft should have run out of fuel and...

Finizio-Passero contest could go the distance

Winning as a third-party candidate, rather than the endorsed Democrat, would be a more difficult...

Mayor Finizio's bitter tax medicine

In New London, the race for mayor is turning on the rate of tax increase.

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