A final toast


Parke Spicer, left, original owner of Parke's Place in Preston, raises his memosa for a toast, after his daughter Beverly Coti, behind him, current owner of the diner, finishes saying a few words to customers and family members after he became too...

State plans improvements for I-95 interchange in East Lyme

The state Department of Transportation will unveil plans next month to redesign the Interstate 95 Exit 74 interchange with Route 161, with construction anticipated to begin in four years.

Parishioners make their mark on St. Michael ceiling beams

More than 100 worshippers came to the Pawcatuck church to write their names in silver permanent marker on the the arched wooden beams that will hold up the roof of the new church.

New London man arrested on drug charges

A New London man was arrested Friday on drug charges after a witness working with police purchased crack cocaine.

Police logs - March 26

Arrests from state and local departments around the region.

Police logs - March 25

Arrests from state and local departments around the region.

Police logs - March 24

Arrests from state and local departments around the region.

Body found in Thames River Tuesday is missing Montville man

State police confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the body of the man found in the Thames River was Lyle Dagenais, a Montville resident who went missing during a fishing trip last month.

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Former Iraqi interpreter has mixed feelings on Trump ban

A former Iraqi interpreter who worked for the U.S. military early on in the Iraq War weighs in on Trump's original and new travel bans.

International Ice Patrol names enlisted petty officer of the year

New London — The U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol has selected Marine Science Technician First Class Steven Skeen as the unit's Enlisted Person of the Year for 2016. Skeen distinguished himself as a leader during a taxing...

USS Groton class joins the fleet

Groton — Seventy-nine sailors of "Class 17160," USS Groton (SSN-694), graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School on March 17. Seaman Daniel Cullen, with a 96.95 GPA, was class honor graduate. Aviation Structural Mechanic...

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Connecticut officials bracing for bad year for ticks

Connecticut officials say they've seen an increase in the number of ticks this year, including those carrying diseases

Mourners pack church, streets for NYC medic struck by stolen ambulance

Thousands of mourners are packing a New York City church and streets for the funeral of an emergency worker killed last week when she was run over by her own ambulance

Clinic makes teddy bear boo-boos go bye-bye

A children's museum in Bristol is helping children stay healthy and not fear doctors using their favorite stuffed animal or doll