Committee drafting casino bill that would open up application process

Lawmakers are about to propose two casino-expansion bills, one of which would open the application process to operators willing to compete for a commercial gaming license, according to the co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Public Safety...

Groton school board approves $77.7 million budget

The Groton Board of Education has approved a $77.7 million budget for the coming fiscal year, a 1.67 percent increase over current spending.

Environmental protection, historic preservation organizations detail concerns over rail bypass

An environmental advocacy organization is calling for a more thorough review of how a proposed Old Saybrook to Kenyon, R.I., rail bypass could affect wetlands and endangered species, while an organization focused on historic preservation is raising...

Driver dies after his car rolls over in Groton early Monday morning

Police said a man died at the hospital from injuries he sustained during a one-car rollover crash early Monday morning on Military Highway between Lestertown Road and Fulton Drive.

New London woman charged in crash that seriously injured man riding bike

A New London woman is facing charges related to a July crash that sent a bicyclist to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police: Home health aide stole $2,000 from Old Lyme resident

Police on Feb. 18 charged a Westbrook home health care assistant with larceny after she allegedly made numerous withdrawals without the permission of the resident she was caring for.

Cigarettes stolen from East Lyme store in morning burglary

Police are seeking information after someone broke into the Trakas Sunoco Mini Mart Monday morning and stole a large quantity of cigarette cartons.

Waterford man charged with aggressively driving 'look-alike cruiser'

Police on Feb. 16 arrested a Waterford man they said drove aggressively in December in a Ford Crown Victoria he has equipped to resemble an Old Lyme police cruiser.

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Thames River Detachment to hold planning meeting on Feb. 28

Norwich — The Thames River Detachment of the Marine Corps League will hold a planning meeting on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Norwich Veterans of Foreign Wars post, 30 Connecticut Ave. Topics to be discussed included planning for...

VIDEO: Fresh off deployment, Navy chief surprises three children

Donning the costume of the Sayles School mascot, Mustang, Navy Chief Joshua Grosswiler, who recently returned from a six-month deployment, surprised his three children during a schoolwide assembly Wednesday afternoon.

UConn exhibit tells vets' stories of psychological impact of war

Personal items belonging to well-known, local anti-war protestor Cal Robertson are on display as part of an exhibit at the University of Connecticut titled "A Legacy of Veteran Expressions after War."

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Boston transit agency leads US in light rail derailments

The eight Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trains that derailed last year were the most of any light rail public transit agency in the country

Sen. Whitehouse announces intention to seek re-election

Democratic US Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse formally announced that he will be seeking re-election before roughly 300 supporters at the Biltmore Hotel on Sunday

Neighbors riled as insular Hasidic village seeks to expand

An insular Hasidic Jewish village in New York is raising tensions with neighbors and it seeks to expand