Seeing sailboats on the sound in Groton


Friends, from left, Sue Vickstrom of Baltic, Barbara Seagraves of Griswold and Janet Mislick of Groton relax by enjoying the weather and the view from UConn Avery Point in Groton Friday.

Preston registrars to hold lottery for election ballot order

The Registrars of Voters will hold a public lottery at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Preston Town Hall to determine the order of candidate names listed on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballot.

Backus verification as Level III Trauma Center renewed

The trauma center at The William W. Backus Hospital has been reverified as a Level III Trauma Center by a panel of the American College of Surgeons.

LOCAL

Salem Fire Department to receive $12,000 for thermal imaging camera

U.S. Rep Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, on Friday announced that the Salem Fire Department will receive a $12,048 Operation & Safety Grant to acquire a thermal imaging camera.

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.

Car accident closes portion of Route 156 in Waterford

Motorists are being asked to avoid Route 156 after a car struck and damaged an utility pole in the area of Waterford High School.

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.

STATE

Police: 77-year-old, mistaken for homeless, was kidnapped

Police: 77-year-old Danbury man kidnapped after man though he was homeless

Woman struck by foul ball sues Red Sox owner

Woman injured when struck by foul ball at Fenway Park sues Red Sox principal owner

Police: 77-year-old, mistaken for homeless, was kidnapped

Police: 77-year-old Danbury man kidnapped after man though he was homeless

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.

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