UPDATED: Route 161 reopens after crash in East Lyme


Route 161 in East Lyme was closed in both directions at Old Society Road for more than two hours following a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.

Chelsea Gardens lawsuit will proceed to hearing

A court hearing is expected to be scheduled for next week in New London Superior court in the dispute over the Chelsea Gardens botanical gardens project, according to the attorney for the neighbor who filed suit in an attempt to stop the project.

Norwich police announce plans for DUI checks

Police will conduct a sobriety enforcement checkpoint Sept. 6 to 7.

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Old Lyme to hold meeting on dredging project, heating system for Town Hall

A special town meeting to consider two items will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Old Lyme Town Hall.

Grant funds for housing rehabilitation available in Montville

The town has been awarded a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant under the housing rehabilitation category for townwide housing rehabilitation.

Whalers pose for team photo

Members of the New London High School football team, pose for a team photograph at the 50-yard line, Monday.

Hazmat spill contained at Waterford weigh station

Officials from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and area fire departments contained a hazardous material spill at the weigh station on Interstate 95 south.

Watch Hill firefighters extinguish 'suspicious' boat fire

Fire and police officials are investigating a suspicious boat fire that happened early this morning on Napatree Point.

New fire code prevents grills on most balconies of multifamily homes

A recent change in the Connecticut Fire Safety Code prevents the use of outdoor cooking devices, like grills, to be used on balconies of a multifamily homes that have three or more units.

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Will El Nino bring on a strong Blumenthal challenger?

Winter winds will start to blow in a lot of changes soon.

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State's wildlife policy debated after encounter with bear

Encounter between woman, bear provokes new round of debate over Connecticut wildlife policy

6 hurt in collapse at Bryant University construction site

6 hurt as athletic facility under construction collapses at Bryant University

Woman delivers hand grenade to police, prompts evacuation

Police evacuate department, homes after woman brings in grenade

Bridgeport man arrested after crashing in construction zone

Bridgeport man crashes in I-95 construction zone after police chase, injuring 4 and himself

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