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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.

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 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.

Lawmakers weigh in on Yale merger as L+M awaits decision

State Rep. Ernest Hewett, D-New London, said he's received new information that raises "significant concerns" to him about the proposed affiliation between Lawrence + Memorial Healthcare and the larger Yale-New Haven Health System.

Sabino, under repair since 2014, lowered into water

The Sabino, built in 1908 in East Boothbay, Maine, is the last surviving coal-fired steamboat in regular operation today and is designated a National Historic Landmark vessel.

Three Rivers won't pursue armed security just yet

Three Rivers President Mary Ellen Jukoski said that while the state legislature in June approved a new state law that allows community colleges to hire armed security guards, the legislation contained no funding for the trained security defined in...

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How did Rep. Hewett miss the boat on Amistad?

Hewett's attack on Soto for making a campaign donation to a Republican, someone Soto says has...

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Norwich man charged with fraudulently collecting unemployment compensation

A Norwich man was charged Tuesday with using another person's name and Social Security number to illegally collect more than $4,000 in unemployment benefits.

Police urge motorcyclists to keep sharp eye on their bikes

In light of two recent motorcycle thefts, Groton Town police are asking motorcyclists to be vigilant in storing their bikes and residents to be on the lookout for suspicious behavior.

Norwich clinic doctor wants trial in sexual assault cases

A physician charged with sexually assaulting four women at the Concentra Urgent Care Clinic in Norwich turned down an offer Wednesday in New London Superior Court to plead guilty in exchange for a three-year prison sentence followed by 10 years...

Police logs - July 28, 2016

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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.

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Congressman asks Obama to keep classified intel from Trump

A Rhode Island congressman says he's asking President Barack Obama to withhold classified materials and briefings from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the interest of national security

Court: Workers hurt in explosion can't sue for negligence

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that two workers injured in a power plant explosion that killed six other people in 2010 cannot sue the contractor in charge of building the plant for damages for alleged negligence