Motorized wheelchairs provided to the needy


The Gift of Mobility program gave away 48 motorized wheelchairs Sunday to people from across the region who are in dire need of one.

New Awakening: Two pastors took road less traveled

Pastors of two of New London's Christian churches did not follow traditional routes to the pulpit. But now James Levesque and Joe Paskewich minister to growing congregations.

Seaport's Carol Sing a sure sign of the holidays

Hundreds of festively dressed residents gathered at Mystic Seaport Sunday afternoon for the 58th annual Community Carol Sing.

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.

VIDEO: Mobile home fire in Mystic declared not suspicious

The 100 Fair Acres Circle mobile home that caught on fire Saturday is expected to be a total loss, according to Old Mystic Fire Chief Kenneth Richards.

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.

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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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Sub Electronics Computer Field graduates 42

Groton — Forty-two sailors of Class 14150 graduated from the Submarine Electronics Computer Field, SECF, Apprentice course on Dec. 17.

USS Trout Class joins the fleet

Groton — Fifty-five sailors of “Class 15050” USS Trout (SS-202) graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School on Dec. 18.

Submarine officer classes hold graduation

Groton — Twenty students of “Class 15010,” Submarine Office Advanced Course (SOAC), and 34 students of “Class 15010,” Submarine Officer Basic Course (SOBC), graduated in joint ceremonies on Dec. 18.

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Nurse from Connecticut treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone

In mid August, Tolland resident Jane Boggini traveled to Sierra Leone, where she worked to help stem the Ebola outbreak as a nurse with the Doctors Without Borders relief organization.

French power company to pay $772M in bribery case

Washington (AP) — A French power and transportation company has agreed to pay $772 million in penalties to resolve allegations that it bribed government officials in multiple foreign countries.