The Elms Hotel in Niantic demolished to make way for private homes


Spectators watched as a crew from New England Yankee Construction, LLC, demolished The Elms Hotel across from Crescent Beach in the Niantic Section of East Lyme Wednesday.

Enough Said: Carolynn Pianta

Cardboard boxing with the kids.

Police say they are ready for Sunday's Mystic Half Marathon

Stonington and Groton Town police, who will have 30 officers on duty Sunday for the inaugural Mystic Half Marathon and 10K, say they have worked with the race organizers to develop a plan to ensure the safety of the 2,000 runners and minimize any...

UPDATED: Norwich police find missing teen

Police have canceled a Silver Alert that was issued for a 15-year-old girl who was reported missing Tuesday.

Police investigate armed robbery at New London convenience store

Two men robbed the Honey Plus Convenience Store at 393 Colman St. at gunpoint on Tuesday, police said.

New London police continue to investigate shooting

Police are looking for two unidentified shooters who injured two people in the area of high-rise apartments at 40 Crystal Ave. Monday evening.

State police arrest 57 people on drunken driving charges during holiday weekend

Connecticut State Police have arrested 57 people for drunken driving during the Memorial Day weekend, according to spokesman Sgt. Shane Hassett.

Norwich man injured after fireworks explode in his hand

An 18-year-old man was injured Tuesday after a “large scale” firework exploded in his hand, police said.

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Raise the texting fines

Penalties for texting while driving should be as harsh as they are for drunken driving.

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Connecticut Better Business Bureau soliciting nominations for local military heroes

Cromwell — Connecticut Better Business Bureau is soliciting nominations for nine local military heroes for recognition, at the BBB sponsored Military Appreciation Night on Aug. 21 at the Connecticut Tigers' Dodd Stadium in...

Thames River Detachment to hold planning meeting Tuesday

Norwich — The Thames River Detachment of the Marine Corps League will be holding a planning meeting at 6 p.m. on May 26 at the Norwich VFW. The agenda will cover State Convention planning, followed by the regular planning...

March of Dimes surprise military moms-to-be with baby shower

Groton — The March of Dimes surprised 27 expectant military moms in Connecticut with an educational baby shower and gifts at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa, just minutes away from Naval Submarine Base New London. The moms-to-be...

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Student violence declining; schools also ramp up security

Schools nationally and in Connecticut are becoming safer as student violence continues to decline. Meanwhile, schools are ramping up measures to protect themselves from outside threats in the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Man convicted in killing solved via Scrooge McDuck medallion

Man convicted in killing that police solved by tracking medallion featuring Scrooge McDuck

Police: Yale student jumps to death after stabbing

Police: Yale student stabs another, jumps to his death from off-campus apartment building