Chinese New Year and Spring Festival Celebration


Caitlyn Liu waits in the wings with fellow performers as they await the start of their Lion Dance performance.

Post-surgery pain pills lead to local veteran's addiction, death

On Dec. 22, Zachary Greenough was found in a public bathroom at the West Haven Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a fatal heroin overdose.

Local water testing protocols guard against Flint-like contamination

With the lead-tainted water supply in Flint, Mich., attracting ongoing national attention, local public drinking water officials are keenly aware that the public may be wondering about the quality of what comes out of their own home faucets.

Fire displaces North Stonington family

A chimney fire in a Norwich-Westerly Road home Wednesday night displaced four people and caused moderate damage to the home, a fire official said Thursday.

Task force arrests Norwich man on heroin, crack charges

An investigation into heroin sales in southeastern Connecticut by the Regional Community Enhancement Task Force led to the arrest of a Norwich man this week on multiple drug-related charges.

Police: Man driving stolen car charged with marijuana possession

A man who abandoned a stolen car when it became disabled on Route 2 was charged after officers found more than an ounce of marijuana in his possession, according to Norwich police.

DEEP testing fox for rabies after it came into contact with Ledyard resident

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is testing a fox for rabies after it charged and came into contact Monday night with the homeowner of 207 Avery Hill Road.

Two arrested in New London after investigation into heroin sales

City police announced Monday that in a joint effort with state police they arrested two people on multiple drug-related charges, including sale of narcotics.

MILITARY/DEFENSE

Courtney picks Navy veteran as new military and veterans' rep

U.S. Rep Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, announced Friday that Manuel Meneses, a retired Navy veteran, has joined his office as the new military and veterans' representative for the Second Congressional District.

Active shooter drill at sub base tests response to insider threat

"Can I defend against a person who shows up at a gate with a gun? Yeah, because I can shut my gates," said Capt. Paul Whitescarver, commanding officer of the Submarine Base. "But a person who's disgruntled inside the fence line, that's tough."

Commanding officer of USS Dallas removed from duty

Capt. Oliver Lewis, who recently became commander of Submarine Squadron 12, headquartered at the base, removed Byers from his position.

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STATE

Former Mayor Cianci to lie in repose at Providence City Hall

Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci (see-AN'-see) will lie in repose at City Hall outside the office he occupied for more than 21 years

Connecticut woman's unsolved slaying causes concern, speculation

The killing of a mother of two in Connecticut remains unsolved six weeks after she was found shot to death in her home

Unions concerned state workers targeted in budget plan

State employee unions are concerned the governor and lawmakers are looking to workers as a way to save money