Primary medical care getting renewed interest in region as mandatory insurance increases demand


"Nationally, there is renewed interest in primary care," said Kent Stahl, vice president for physician network development for Hartford HealthCare. "We want to build a system that supports primary care, because that's the key to value in health...

New London underground fire aftermath

Utility crews replace burned up underground power cables in a manhole along Masonic Street in New London on Sunday. The cables were damaged after an explosion and underground fire Saturday night.

March comes in like a lion covered in snow

Sunday's snow is expected to give way to sunny skies and milder weather today.

Police say two children found at home of alleged New London drug dealer

Police seized crack cocaine and other drugs from a New London home on Friday and arrested three people as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

State police spokesman Vance to be reassigned

Lt. J. Paul Vance, the longtime spokesman for the Connecticut State Police, is being reassigned as a supervisor in the department's traffic division.

Creutz promoted to police lieutenant in Ledyard

Ledyard — Police Sgt. Kenneth Creutz was promoted to lieutenant during a swearing-in ceremony held Wednesday night at Town Hall.

Coast Guard crew rescues fisherman from Thames River

The motor vessel John F. Kennedy was coming into New London Wednesday night when its crew noticed a man clinging to a pylon near City Pier.

Police locate Preston teen

Preston — Police on Wednesday have canceled a Silver Alert issued for a Preston teen who was reported missing Monday.

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Finizio campaigns better than he governs

Even Finizio detractors will admit he makes a good candidate.

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Army Reserve officer nominated as Veterans Affairs commissioner

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has put forward Lt. Col. Sean Connolly of Hebron as his choice to succeed Linda Schwartz as the state's Veterans Affairs commissioner. Connolly must first, however, be confirmed by the General Assembly.

Navy weighs sooner start for submarine program

Navy officials have said they will consider moving up the date for the start of a new Virginia-class submarine program that would allow the boats to carry more firepower.

Commandant says Coast Guard hindered by budget

In his first State of the Coast Guard Address, Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, said he is concerned that “aging platforms and crumbling infrastructure continue to hinder mission success.”

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Home-schooling parents upset with Newtown panel proposals

Parents’ rights organizations from across Connecticut, including home schoolers, contend they would be treated unfairly by some public policy recommendations prompted by the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Knitted socks for needy students come in from around the world

At Carmen Arace Middle School in Bloomfield knitted socks have become part of the fabric of the community for fashion-conscious students.