Author appears at Pine Point as part of ‘Culture Jam’

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More than 70 elementary school students from Pine Point School in Stonington were treated this month to a reading and discussion of the book, “What Really Matters,” by author and The Elms resident Ralph A. Redding of Westerly.

Students participate in mock trial

Students from Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School attended the Civics First statewide Mock Trial Competition on Feb. 6. (photo submitted)

Students from Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London attended Civics First’s statewide Mock Trial Competition on Feb. 6, the first time the city has sent students to the competition.

New London poised to begin $98 million high school project

With state funding for a $98 million high school construction project in jeopardy, the school district is rushing to get a shovel in the ground and meet a summer deadline to mark the start of a nearly $150 million overhaul of its high school and...

Police: Former Bacon Academy student made threat on Instagram

Police arrested a former Bacon Academy High School student Tuesday after he allegedly made a threat related to his school via the social media platform Instagram.

Boy injured after being struck by car in Stonington borough

Police said it appears the boy was riding his bicycle down Pearl Street and crossing Water Street when he was struck by the car.

Police: Bennie Dover shooting comment poses no danger

A student at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School on Wednesday made comments about a shooting at the school that police determined did not pose any danger to students, according to an email sent to parents Wednesday afternoon.

East Lyme police arrest man after alleged intentional crash

Police on Monday night arrested a man who they said intentionally crashed his car into another vehicle in the parking lot of a Black Point Road apartment complex.

Police: Mohegan Sun patrons helped stop would-be purse thief

A Rhode Island man is facing charges after police said he snatched a purse in the Casino of the Sky earlier this month and attempted to flee.

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State officials weigh changes for chronic disease hospital for veterans

A proposal to downgrade the chronic disease hospital at the state Department of Veterans' Affairs Rocky Hill campus to a skilled nursing facility has some worried about the potential impact to patient care and the possible displacement of patients.

A renewed call to provide benefits to vets with bad paper discharges

A new report calls on Connecticut to provide benefits to veterans with other than honorable discharges who also experienced post-traumatic stress disorder, a traumatic brain injury or sexual trauma during their military service.

Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound commander temporarily relieved of duty

Capt. Andrew Tucci was temporarily removed from his command of Sector Long Island Sound in New Haven on Monday, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release.

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Court case continued for woman accused of lying about rape

Court case of former Connecticut college student accused of lying about being raped by two university football players continued for a week amid pending defense motions to dismiss the case and suppress evidence

Man acquitted of murdering drug dealer's identical twin

A Bridgeport man has been acquitted in the shooting death of an aspiring musician who police say likely was mistaken for the victim's twin brother

Lawmakers unveil Connecticut Made label to showcase goods

State lawmakers unveiled the new Connecticut Made label that local companies to can use to showcase their products