Jewish holiday preparations


An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man carries palm fronds Tuesday to be used to build a Sukka in Jerusalem. According to Jewish tradition, during the Sukkot holiday, known as the Feast of the Tabernacles, Jews are commanded to bind together a palm frond, or...

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The spire of the First Baptist Church in New London is shown in silhouette against Monday's early evening sky.

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Keeping the Sabino shipshape at Mystic Seaport

Karl Kohler, a deckhand on Mystic Seaport's steamship Sabino, sands the remnants of barnacles off the ship's propeller Monday, October 20, 2014. The Sabino, built in 1908 and the last wooden, coal-fired steamboat in operation in the U.S., will be...

Montville looks to settle lawsuit by former aide

The Town Council voted during a special meeting Monday to settle a lawsuit initiated three years ago by a former administrative assistant in the mayor's office.

Legislators' trips abroad apparently above board

Office of State Ethics records and correspondence pertaining to trips taken by Rep. Kevin Ryan, D-Montville and Sen. Andrew Maynard, D-Stonington to Turkey, and by Rep. Ernie Hewett, D-New London, to Taiwan, provide insight into the ambiguities of...

Remains of Norwich men to be returned today to resting places

The reinterment and memorial ceremony for famed Norwich African-American folk artist Ellis Ruley and his son-in-law Douglas Harris will be held at noon today at Maplewood Cemetery.

Karen Veselka is new town nurse in Old Lyme

Old Lyme — The board of directors of the Old Lyme Visiting Nurse Association recently selected Karen Veselka as the new town nurse.

Norwich gives developers more time for police station proposals

The City Council agreed Monday to extend the bid period for developers to submit proposals for a new police station by nearly a month to Dec. 1 at the request of interested developers.

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New London whaling treasures are scattered

The summer of 2014 will go down as the summer of whaling nostalgia in eastern Connecticut, thanks...

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Police search for Waterford runaway

Waterford – Police has issued a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Waterford girl, classified by police as an endangered runaway.

UPDATED: Norwich police arrest man in liquor store robbery

Norwich — Norwich police are investigating the Sunday afternoon robbery of the Amazing Wine and Spirits liquor store at 235 West Thames St.

Ledyard police search for car involved in evading accident

Ledyard — Police are looking for a car that was involved earlier this month in an evading accident that occurred on Shewville Road just north of Route 214.

Man arrested in connection to Norwich stabbing

A Norwich man was arrested Friday on a warrant for his alleged involvement in a September stabbing, police said.

State crews remove furniture from Gold Star Memorial Bridge

State police said one car ran into the furniture. No one was injured in the accident, which happened at about 11:30 a.m. Police said state Department of Transportation crews finished removing the furniture by 12:30 p.m.

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Business, unions dig in over proposed state public pension plan

Round two is about to begin in the fight between business and organized labor over Connecticut's proposed public retirement plan.

UConn president previews school's master plan

Hartford - University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst on Thursday gave the school community a preview of the university's new master plan, which she says will recreate the Storrs campus into unique districts and concentrate growth in...