Students head back to school in Groton


School started Thursday for students in grades 1 through 12 in Groton Public Schools, which enrolls nearly 15,000 students. Students in prekindergarten and kindergarten will go back to school Monday.

Ledyard 'moving deliberately toward' independent police department

At a Wednesday Administration Committee meeting, the idea of an independent police department in Ledyard seemed closer to reality than ever.

Chelsea Gardens Foundation, opponent continue court battle

The Chelsea Gardens Foundation is asking the court to require that a neighbor who has filed court action seeking an injunction to stop work on the project post a bond to cover potential damages if his suit were to fail.

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Sisk praised for long service to Stonington WPCA

Longtime Water Pollution Control Authority Chairman James Sisk was praised and applauded for his dedication to the town after his letter of retirement was read at Wednesday night’s Board of Selectmen meeting.

Norwich seeks new city planner

The city advertised Thursday for a new city planner in anticipation that longtime Planning Director Peter Davis, who now is the Democratic candidate for first selectman in Waterford, will soon retire.

Open air concert

Members of the Thread City String Band, Solveig Millett, left, on the cello, and Joey Berglund on the banjo, perform background acoustic music during a ribbon cutting ceremony of the Hamm Pavilion Classroom, on the grounds of the Coogan Farm in...

Motorcyclist in fair condition following East Lyme accident

A motorcyclist was injured Wednesday was he was rear-ended and pushed into oncoming traffic, according to police.

Two seriously injured in Ledyard accident

Two people were seriously injured Wednesday in a head-on collision that occurred on Whalehead Road.

Motorcyclist dies in Norwich

Police said a motorcyclist died Monday after he lost control of his vehicle at the intersection of New London Turnpike and Dudley Street.

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Dear Gov. Malloy: Give Sen. Andrew Maynard a job

Let the senator recover from his brain injury in a less prominent role in state government.

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Speakers at New London public hearing favor Army Corps dreding plan

Speakers at a public hearing Thursday almost unanimously endorsed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' proposed 30-year dredging plan for Long Island Sound.

DMV commissioner: 'In no way are we out of the woods yet'

Motor Vehicles Commissioner Andres Ayala Jr. said Wednesday that wait times at branch offices are improving, but he can't predict when long lines brought on by a new computer system will ease.

Emails: From day one, state DOT pushed hard promoting bus system

As the $567 million bus-only corridor between Hartford and New Britain began operating this spring, state officials worked behind the scenes to shape public opinion of the project that has been a lightning rod for criticism because of its cost.

Mass. chewing tobacco ban gets boost from public health advocates

Proposed ban on chewing tobacco at Boston ballparks gets boost from public health advocates

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