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EL volunteers tend garden for the ‘food insecure’

A garden is growing at the Samuel Smith Farmstead in East Lyme, planted by volunteers who hope to give food to those who need it.

Wheeler library director marks 25 years

Amy Kennedy has overseen a lot of change since taking the helm of Wheeler Library in North Stonington 25 years ago.

Handling of unclaimed bodies is the latest issue brought on by state budget cuts

Whether the responsibility for unclaimed bodies falls to the state, or to towns and cities, is the latest debate brought on by cuts to the state budget — but a compromise could be near.

Groton's Fort Griswold Celebration on the Thames is back on

Groton Utilities will cover the cost of renting the park, providing portable bathrooms, staffing and cleanup after the pre-fireworks celebration.

Local faith, LGBT community meet to discuss social actions in wake of Orlando

If Wednesday’s forum was any indication, gun reform legislation advocates have gained allies from the local LGBT community in the wake of the massacre in Orlando.

Groton residents soon may feel impact of budget cuts

Groton Public Library will be closed on Sundays during the school year, the Department of Public Works may not have someone to answer the phone and the Groton Senior Center will offer fewer shopping trips for seniors.

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Sell Lighthouse Inn to the highest bidder

The city is not good at vetting developers and their proposals.

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Man withdraws suit claiming East Lyme school psychologist had sex with him when he was 14

The plaintiff withdrew the suit “as to all defendants,” including the former school psychologist, the former East Lyme Middle School principal and the East Lyme Board of Education.

State police stress safety for Fourth of July weekend

State police will have sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols throughout the area starting Thursday through Monday.

Police logs - June 30

Arrests by state and local police departments.

Police: Speed, improperly secured coiled steel contributed to New London rollover

The ramp connecting state Route 32 to North Frontage Road and Interstate 95 south was closed for four hours Tuesday after a tractor-trailer carrying coiled steel failed to negotiate its curve, police said.

Former sailor stationed in New London pleads guilty to enticing minors

Adam M. Simpson is scheduled to be sentenced in September for enticing minors to perform sexually explicit acts over video chat.

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UConn adopts largely flat budget, asks for big increase next year

The budget will increase spending by $13 million, or 1 percent, over last year, but the increase is much smaller than the $104.7 million, 9 percent increase that UConn experienced in the 2015-16 fiscal year.

State workers layoffs continue, interpreters receive notices

Connecticut state employees are continuing to receive layoff notices, including interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing