Groton school board approves $77.7 million budget

The Groton Board of Education has approved a $77.7 million budget for the coming fiscal year, a 1.67 percent increase over current spending.

Norwich St. Patrick's Day Parade, road race and street festival to be held Sunday

The Norwich Saint Patrick’s Parade and Street Festival will take place Sunday in downtown Norwich, starting with a noon road race and culminating with a street festival from 2 to 5 p.m. with numerous food and novelty vendors.

Waterford man charged with aggressively driving 'look-alike cruiser'

Police on Feb. 16 arrested a Waterford man they said drove aggressively in December in a Ford Crown Victoria he has equipped to resemble an Old Lyme police cruiser.

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Connecticut Port Authority announces small harbor improvement program

The newly created Small Harbor Improvement Projects Program will provide grants for the preparation of plans and studies, as well as construction projects that improve state, municipal or other properties in or next to Connecticut waters. Grant...

Connecticut sees more than 900 fatal overdoses in 2016

The number of accidental intoxication deaths the state saw in 2016 increased 25 percent from the previous year and broke 900 for the first time.

NFA officials: Malloy bill would have 'profound consequences' on academy

A bill proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy dramatically would change the governing board and budget approval process at Norwich Free Academy, ending the academy’s financial independence and requiring disclosure of its private endowment revenues.

Driver dies after his car rolls over in Groton early Monday morning

Police said a man died at the hospital from injuries he sustained during a one-car rollover crash early Monday morning on Military Highway between Lestertown Road and Fulton Drive.

New London woman charged in crash that seriously injured man riding bike

A New London woman is facing charges related to a July crash that sent a bicyclist to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police: Home health aide stole $2,000 from Old Lyme resident

Police on Feb. 18 charged a Westbrook home health care assistant with larceny after she allegedly made numerous withdrawals without the permission of the resident she was caring for.

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Boston transit agency leads US in light rail derailments

The eight Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trains that derailed last year were the most of any light rail public transit agency in the country

Sen. Whitehouse announces intention to seek re-election

Democratic US Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse formally announced that he will be seeking re-election before roughly 300 supporters at the Biltmore Hotel on Sunday

Neighbors riled as insular Hasidic village seeks to expand

An insular Hasidic Jewish village in New York is raising tensions with neighbors and it seeks to expand

United Airlines launches summertime flight from Bradley to San Francisco

United Airlines and the state announced a nonstop, summertime flight from Bradley International Airport to San Francisco on Monday, marking the third significant new service launch at the airport since the start of 2017.

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