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S&P raises L+M Hospital's debt rating to 'A+'

Nearly a year-and-a-half after lowering Lawrence + Memorial Hospital's debt rating because of "weaker than expected system operating performance," Standard and Poor's has raised it back up to an "A+" rating.

With new budget proposal, nonprofits remain concerned

At the end of a meeting of about 15 employees of local nonprofits, Michele Scott looked Monday at a page of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's newest state budget proposal, his fourth, to see the impact.

NPU crews arrive in U.S. Virgin Islands to rebuild power systems

Three Norwich Public Utilities employees taking part in a mutual aid effort on the U.S. Virgin Islands are dealing with very challenging conditions for themselves and the community they are assisting, NPU officials said Monday.

Norwich offices to open for voter registration, absentee ballots

Two city offices will hold special sessions in connection with the Nov. 7 municipal election.

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Malloy counters with ‘lean, no-frills, no-nonsense’ budget

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman speak with reporters, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Hartford, Conn., about the fourth revised state budget that Malloy released Monday. Malloy said he hopes to help speed along closed-door budget talks between Democratic and Republican legislative leaders at the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)

In a bid to end Connecticut’s budget stalemate and persuade legislators to abandon a legally questionable deferral of contributions to the state’s underfunded pension system, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy unveiled his fourth budget proposal...

Entangled dock line blamed for Rhode Island tall ship crash

Tall ship SSV Oliver Hazard Perry sits in the Newport Harbor, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in Newport, R.I. U.S. Coast Guard officials said the ship was leaving a seafood festival Sunday evening when it lost power and began to drift in the harbor, hitting several boats. There were no injuries and minimal damage. (AP Photo/Jennifer McDermott)

The owner of a tall ship that crashed into four other boats in Rhode Island after a seafood festival is blaming the incident on a dock line that became entangled on its two propellers

Hearing expected after 3 RI schools closed in alleged sick-out

The Warwick school district is taking the teacher's union to court after what it says is another sickout amid ongoing contract negotiations

Blumenthal wants FCC to pledge support of free speech

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants federal regulators to pledge support for free speech amid president's threat to pull NBC's broadcast license

NATION/WORLD

Iraqi forces push into disputed city as Kurds withdraw

Iraqi forces have pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed northern city of Kirkuk and seized oil fields and other facilities as tensions soar after last month's Kurdish vote for independence