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...

Red sky at night ...

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

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19th Senate District: Rivals can disagree, but 'keep it clean'

Incumbent Democrat Catherine Osten is being challenged by Republican Steven Everett of Columbia in the 19th District state Senate race.

Savoring autumn's splendor in Westbrook

McKinney Wildlife Refuge employees organized Sunday's walk to provide information about the science behind seasonal leaf changes, but the discussion broadened to include foraging, salt marsh birds, endangered species and habitats.

Service honors World War II fliers killed in collision over Preston and Norwich

More than 30 people attended a memorial service Sunday to honor two young Naval Reserve pilots, who died 70 years ago in a mid-air collision during dangerous nighttime fighter training exercises over Norwich and Preston.

Stanton School principal in Norwich surprised with statewide award

School started with a big surprise party at the John B. Stanton School Monday morning, as the entire school body, Board of Education members and administrators presented Principal Billie Shea with the Connecticut Association of Schools First-Year...

Early voting plan on the Nov. 4 ballot

There's a question on the Nov. 4 ballot to amend the state's Constitution to allow discussion of early voting in the state.

Stonington to cut back on leaf pickups

For years, residents here could expect public works employees to vacuum their curbside leaves several times each fall. Not any more. Public Works Director Barbara McKrell said last week there will be one pickup as her crews have to use their time to...

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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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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.

Sunday's Waterford I-95 crash claims fourth life

A fourth person died Thursday from injuries sustained in a string of related accidents Sunday on Interstate 95 in the Waterford area, police confirmed on Friday.

Vigil will be held Friday to memorialize three I-95 crash victims

A vigil is planned Friday in Meriden to remember the three people who died from injuries sustained in a crash Sunday on Interstate 95 in Waterford.

Lebanon man arrested after overnight standoff with state police

Lebanon — A Lebanon man was arrested early this morning after an overnight standoff with state police at his home at 122 Olenick Road.

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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...