Blue skies equal a green summer for paddle rentals


The hot, dry summer in southeastern Connecticut led to brisk business on the water for kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals this season.

State joins 'product hopping' lawsuit

Attorney General George Jepsen announced Friday that the state has joined in a federal lawsuit charging two pharmaceutical firms with "product hopping" that illegally blocked generic competition to the opioid-addiction drug Suboxone.

Valenti buys McGill Chevrolet

McGill Chevrolet in Pawcatuck will be rebranded as part of the Valenti auto dealership family, owner Rob Valenti confirmed Tuesday.

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Coalition announces state arts grants

Connecticut Office of the Arts has awarded $29,000 in grants to nine recipients in southeastern Connecticut

New London to host creative-economy conference

New London next year will host a biennial conference that focuses on the creative economy, the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition announced Tuesday.

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Bayer signs deal to acquire Monsanto for $66 billion

German drug and farm chemical company Bayer AG says it has signed a deal to acquire seed and weed-killer company Monsanto for $66 billion

50,000 oysters find NYC home among chunks of old public school toilets

After the adults spawn, the marine biologists in charge of the installation predict the offspring will trickle down to the artificial bed and take root. As these animals feed, they filter pollutants out of the water, making the oyster reef more...