Norwich Diocese, retired bishop sued in priest sex abuse case

The Norwich Diocese has previously settled two lawsuits brought by boys who say they were molested by the priest, Paul Hebert, when he served at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Pawcatuck from 1971 to 1981.

Groton man charged in domestic incident

A Groton man was charged Monday with breaking into his girlfriend’s home and threatening her children after the woman said she wanted to end their relationship, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

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Area traffic deaths not increasing despite national trend

Despite data released last week that show crash-related fatalities are up this year state- and nationwide, area state police lieutenants said traffic fatalities so far are at or below par.

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The Coast Guard museum has no parking plan

The museum expects the city to take responsibility for downtown parking.

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Arts Magnet Middle School to debut in New London

It was with a mix of excitement, interest and a bit of confusion Monday that hundreds of middle school students gathered with their parents for a pep-rally style orientation at the Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School.

No time to relax as Whittle's farm readies for Labor Day weekend

“Up until 10 years ago, we were always closed on Labor Day,” said Rick Whittle, a fourth-generation Groton farmer “Now, it’s one of our busiest days. You only have so many days to make it, so why throw one away?”

Convocation at Connecticut College

International students visit after finding the flag for their home countries before the convocaction, a traditional ceremony starting the academic year, on the Tempel Green at Connecticut College, Monday.

Amistad sets sail again

Two dozen shipyard workers gathered at Mystic Seaport Monday morning to watch the Amistad set sail, a long-awaited departure since the ship began undergoing extensive renovations in November.

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New school opens at site of Sandy Hook shooting rampage

About 400 students are attending school in Sandy Hook for the first time since a shooting rampage there killed 20 first-graders and six educators

Brown student accused of sex assault allowed back to class

A federal judge says a Brown University student accused of sexual assault may resume classes while his lawsuit against the Ivy League university is pending

Providence bus driver charged in New York City cold case

A Rhode Island school bus driver has been charged in connection with a 1990 cold case murder in New York City

Boston duck boat fails to clear overpass, damages roof

Part of the roof of a Boston duck boat was torn off after a driver failed to clear a bridge while out on a tour in the city