Annual sunflowers event raises money for Make-A-Wish


A bouquet of sunflowers can be had for a $10 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation during the event, which runs through this weekend, at Buttonwood Farm in Griswold.

Local group contributing to increase in number of refugees settling in Connecticut

A New London-based humanitarian group is contributing to a major spike this year in the number of refugees being welcomed into Connecticut.

Green and Growing: It's time to rethink groundcovers

The bottom line: Keep soil covered. But if you’re ready to go beyond pachysandra, bark mulch, and conventional turf grass, there are lots of choices.

Groton man charged with $1.2 million theft from family's estate

A Groton man is due in court next week to face charges in the theft of more than $1.2 million from the estate of his deceased in-laws.

I-95 reopened at Connecticut-Rhode Island border

Interstate 95 was closed in both directions at the Connecticut-Rhode Island border following a crash near Exit 1 in Rhode Island on I-95 south, Connecticut State Police said.

Brothers arrested on drug charges after police pursuit, search

New London — Two brothers were arrested Tuesday on drug charges after a police pursuit in New London and the search of a Norwich residence.

Lyme man dies when minivan goes off road, strikes tree

A Connecticut man was killed when the minivan he was driving traveled off the road and struck a tree

Police: New London man forcibly kept woman in car during chase

A local man is in custody after police said he led them on a high-speed chase and on multiple occasions did not let a female passenger exit the car he was driving.

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Coast Guard Band to stay in New London

The Coast Guard Band is here to stay, Adm. Paul Zukunft announced Tuesday.

Naval Submarine School celebrates staff excellence

Groton — Navy Diver 1st Class Ryan Foster is Naval Submarine School's Sailor of the Third Quarter 2016. Foster was selected July 11, in award ceremonies sponsored by the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 20. Foster is the...

Destroyer vets can find out about reunions on Tin Can Sailors

Attention destroyer veterans: Is your ship having a reunion? If you'd like to learn about it contact us and we'll let you know. More than 475 ship reunions are registered with Tin Can Sailors. Call 1 877-846-2267 or email

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Gun shop that sold AR-15 used at Sandy Hook files bankruptcy, but lawsuit will proceed

During a 2012 raid, federal agents discovered at least two instances in which individuals received firearms prior to receiving approval from the national instant criminal background check system.

Mass. police protest Somerville mayor's city hall Black Lives Matter banner

Police in Massachusetts are protesting a mayor's refusal to remove a Black Lives Matter banner that's hanging over city hall

Connecticut man charged with making anti-Semitic threats

A 50-year-old Stamford man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he made online threats against Jews and synagogues in the city