Ledyard shows love toward those in need


More than three tons of food was donated to the town’s Social Services department this holiday season as the community turned out to help their neighbors.

Stroke care gets high-tech at The William W. Backus Hospital

For the past several months, stroke patients at The William W. Backus Hospital have been receiving the care of neurologists through live video conferences.

Crosses back on top of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Mystic

John Grott re-mounts the smaller of two gold-leafed copper crosses atop St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Mystic Friday, December 19, 2014. The 4-foot-tall, 3-foot-wide cross, as well as the 5-foot-by-4-foot cross atop the church's bell tower,...

New London police gearing up for unrest with request for riot gear

Acting Police Chief Peter Reichard asked the City Council this week for permission to use $28,000 to purchase personal protective equipment, more commonly known as riot gear, for his officers.

Firefighting is family legacy for new fire lieutenant

Firefighter Jeremy Hynek carried on a family tradition Friday with his promotion to the rank of lieutenant with the New London Fire Department.

UPDATED: Oil spill cleared on I-95 northbound in Old Lyme

An oil spill from a disabled tractor-trailer near Exit 70 on Interstate 95 North has been cleared, police from Troop F in Westbrook said.

State report: Troopers justified in shooting of robbery suspect in Westbrook

Two state policemen who shot a man at the conclusion of a high speed chase in Westbrook last year were justified in their use of deadly force, Middlesex County State's Attorney Peter A. McShane has concluded.

Clinton man arrested for writing racist epithet on bathroom stall

A Clinton man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly carved a racially biased word into a stall in the men's room in the Groton City Municipal Building.

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Why is no one walking the Amistad plank?

Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane should investigate Amistad America finances.

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Courtney: Ohio-class submarine replacement program going as planned

A separate fund, outside of the Navy's shipbuilding budget, that would support the Navy's new nuclear missile submarines is expected to receive the green light when the president signs the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act into law.

USS Virginia home for the holidays

The attack submarine USS Virginia enters New London Harbor Thursday. The Virginia, the first submarine in its class, was built at Electric Boat in Groton and commissioned in 2004.

12 sub sailors investigated in filming of female officers

Twelve sailors are reportedly under investigation in connection with an alleged incident where their female shipmates were secretly recorded while undressing in a submarine shower over a period of 10 months, according to a Dec. 11 article from the...

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Report urges major changes at Connecticut veterans home

Major changes to the aging Connecticut Veterans Home in Rocky Hill are recommended in a legislative investigative report released Friday.

PETA wins suit for names of UConn researchers

A judge has ordered the University of Connecticut Health Center to disclose the names of researchers who were found to have violated federal guidelines for treating animals.