DEEP asks public to stay away from nesting shorebirds


The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on Thursday announced that Charles Island in Milford and Duck Island in Westbrook will be closed to the public through Sept. 9 to prevent disturbances to nesting birds.

Casino opponents take aim at altered bill

As amended, the bill would authorize the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to jointly solicit proposals from municipalities interested in hosting “a possible casino gaming facility.” Before any such casino could be developed, the...

Coast Guard Academy sailboats race along the Thames

Sailboats from the United States Coast Guard Academy raced along the Thames River between Groton and New London Thursday. The chance of rain increases into the evening through Friday morning before the sun returns through the Memorial Day weekend,...

New London police investigating possible hit-and-run accident

The woman was walking her dog on Montauk Avenue on Wednesday evening when she was possibly struck by some type of vehicle causing her to be knocked to the ground, according to police.

State police charge Florida man with sexual assault

A Florida man was extradited from the Indiana Department of Correction and arraigned Wednesday in Norwich Superior Court on sexual assault charges.

Six Groton businesses cited for selling tobacco to minor

Groton Town police on Tuesday cited six local businesses for selling tobacco products to an underage buyer during unannounced compliance inspections.

Former Chaplin tax collector charged with embezzlement

State police have charged the former tax collector for Chaplin on charges she was stealing tax payments made in cash and replacing them with other payments as they came in.

Norwich man on probation for role in 2004 murder faces new drug charges

A city man who spent time in prison for a sexual assault and for his role in a murder that occurred in 2004 is now facing crack cocaine sale charges.

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A Connecticut commuter train to Westerly?

An idea to extend Shore Line East service to Rhode Island needs traction.

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Connecticut state parks in jeopardy from state budget cuts, advocates warn

Just as Memorial Day weekend approaches and many people will be heading to state parks to enjoy the warm, sunny weather in the forecast, advocacy groups are calling attention to the threats to parks looming in the legislature.

Newtown ordered to pay long-term disability to officer

Newtown ordered to pay disability to officer who has not worked since Sandy Hook shooting

Senate passes revamped Connecticut casino bill

Senate passes revamped tribal casino legislation; creates two-step process for possible casino