Most Stonington high students opted out of new assessment exam

More than 7 out of 10 Stonington High School juniors this past May opted out of taking the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests, which were being used for the first time to officially measure student achievement.

A walk in the park

People enjoy a cool breeze off of Long Island Sound as they wander the gardens at Harkness Memorial State Park on a hot a hazy day, Tuesday.

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.

UPDATED: East Lyme man sustains serious injuries in motorcycle accident

A local man was seriously injured when he was struck by a car and ejected from his motorcycle on Flanders Road Tuesday afternoon.

Norwich police arrest alleged cocaine trafficker

Police arrested two people Tuesday who they allege were "large cocaine" traffickers in the city and surrounding areas.

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.

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.

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Lyme veterans hosting fundraiser Sept. 12

Lyme — Local veterans are having a fundraising ham and bean dinner on Sept. 12 at Lyme's Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 each.

Lyme-Old Lyme VFW Post offers temporary assistance to local vets

The Lyme-Old Lyme VFW Post 1467 has provided significant monetary help in the form of temporary services assistance to no less than 16 local veterans and family members in the last two years.  For example, it has paid for tuition,...

Submarine officer advanced course graduation

Groton — Seventeen members of Class 15030 graduated from the Submarine Officer Advanced Course on Aug. 28. Capt. Bruce Derenski, USN, COMSUBLANT Shipyard Representative, Northeast, was the principal speaker. Lt. Nicholas Tuuk...

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