Stonington schools tentatively expected to reopen Thursday

Superintendent of Schools Van Riley said he tentatively expects the schools to reopen Thursday as planned.

Elsewhere, storm was less than advertised, but region got genuine blizzard

Though the snowstorm that moved through the region Tuesday may not have lived up to prognostication elsewhere, southeastern Connecticut felt the full brunt of the blizzard, finding itself blanketed beneath about 2 feet of snow.

Down on the farm, cows can delight in winter wonderland

Cows like snow, according to local farmers. "They were like kids at recess."

State Sen.Osten requesting funds for three fire departments

Three volunteer fire departments, including two in Norwich, stand to benefit from $840,000 in funding requests submitted to the state legislature this month by State Sen. Cathy Osten.

Fugitive wanted in NYC fatal stabbing arrested at Foxwoods Resort Casino

On Friday, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police arrested Arturo Lopez-Valle, a fugitive wanted for murder in New York City, in the bus lobby at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

EMTs learning to use Narcan as state heroin overdoses increase

Hundreds of emergency medical technicians from fire and ambulance services across eastern Connecticut are now being trained in the use of Narcan, a drug designed to pull people from the brink of death from a heroin or other opioid overdose.

Police: Norwich man charged with assault for spitting in faces of officers

A man spat in the faces of two police officers Friday morning while being arrested, adding two counts of assault on a police officer to his charges.

Worker killed in accident at Middletown steel factory

A worker has died in an accident at a steel processing plant in Middletown.

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USS Robalo Class joins the sub fleet

Groton — Seventy-six Sailors of “Class 15080” USS Robalo graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School on Jan. 23.

Female veterans to benefit from Connecticut Women’s Conference

Hartford — The Connecticut Women’s Alliance will present the 4th Connecticut Women’s Conference on May 1 at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel in Rocky Hill.

Submarine School selects top performers

Groton — Machinist Mate 1st Class Robert Fallaw is the Naval Submarine School’s sailor of the first quarter 2015, selected Jan. 20 in ceremonies sponsored by the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 20.

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Woman jailed for stealing $1.7M charged again with theft

Glastonbury (AP) — An Ellington woman imprisoned for about 40 months for stealing $1.7 million from a law firm where she worked as a paralegal has been arrested on a charge of stealing from a Glastonbury hair salon where she was a receptionist.

Democrats likely to replace N.Y. Assembly speaker

Democrats in the New York state Assembly debated Tuesday on how to select their next leader even though longtime Speaker Sheldon Silver has yet to resign after he was charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks over a decade.\n