East Windsor residents shoot down casino-blocking ordinance

East Windsor residents showed they support the casino proposed for their town, voting late Thursday night to reject a proposed ordinance that was designed to derail the project.

Coast Guard commemorates its first African-American commissioned officer

On April 14, 1943, Joseph Charles Jenkins completed his training at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London and received his officer’s commission to become the first officially recognized African-American officer in the country’s...

Stonington releases operations report

The town released the $15,000 report it commissioned to analyze its operations on Friday and it shows that while there are improvements to be made, the town is being managed well.

Groton City police chief will retire June 1

Groton City Police Chief Thomas Davoren, who led the department for five years, will retire on June 1.

Norwich man charged with arson in April 20 apartment fire

Police on Thursday arrested a 28-year-old Norwich man on arson charges in connection with an April 20 fire at an occupied building at 27 McKinley Ave. that injured four people, including a firefighter, killed three animals and caused $50,000 in...

East Lyme Middle School student receives racially charged letter

An East Lyme Middle School student allegedly received "an anonymous derogatory and racially charged letter" in the mail over the weekend, according to a notice from the school principal.

Groton man charged with threatening, assault rifle possession

A Groton man is facing threatening and weapons charges connected to an incident in March in which he allegedly pointed a shotgun at a female victim.

Task force, Ledyard police arrest man in suspected heroin dealing

Police say a man suspected of selling heroin in Ledyard and Groton was arrested with 345 grams of heroin and an infant child in his vehicle Wednesday afternoon after an investigation.

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Art by military members and their families is focus of upcoming Hygienic exhibition

More than 100 pieces of art, mostly by veterans and active service members, will be showcased as part of "Journeys Onward," a new exhibition opening Saturday at Hygienic Art.

Groton-Mystic lacrosse team to play in tournament to honor veterans

A group of kids from the Groton-Mystic Lacrosse Association will combine their love of the sport with an opportunity to support wounded veterans.

Thames River Detachment meeting

Norwich — The Thames River Detachment of the Marine Corps League will hold a planning meeting at 7 p.m. on April 25 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post at ‪30 Connecticut Ave. ‪  Planning for...

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Cable news channel sorry for racially insensitive graphic

New England Cable News has apologized for accompanying a story on police stops of minorities with a graphic that included the term "colored people."

Boy turns in $2,000 he found, gets Outstanding Citizen Award

A 6-year-old Massachusetts boy has received an "Outstanding Citizen Award" for turning in $2,000 in cash he found in a bank bag lost by a restaurant employee

Major Boston teaching hospital offering buyouts to 1,600

One of Boston's most prestigious teaching hospitals is offering voluntary buyouts to 1,600 employees as a way to rein in costs during a period of uncertainty in the health care business