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Happy Birthday: Move forward quietly. The less others know about what you are up to, the better. Your aim should be to avoid interference, gossip or raising suspicion. Strategize and go over every detail carefully. You can make...

Waterford planning officials envision 'vibrant downtown area' with new zoning rules

Town planning staff and zoning officials are seeking to change development rules in the area around Town Hall and Waterford High School to encourage a central, pedestrian-friendly area with more flexibility for small businesses.

Kid inventors pitch their projects in New London

A host of inventions were on display Friday during the judging phase of this year’s Invention Convention and Inquiry Project Expo. The Renzulli students came up with everything from Lego removers and solar battery chargers to lollipop pain...

Pump-out grants keep state's waters clean

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced that $1.23 million in grants will be awarded to operate and improve pump-out facilities on the Sound and in Candlewood Lake, including almost $500,000 for equipment and staff...

Fire damages unoccupied home in East Lyme

The 93-year-old owner and sole resident of the home had left in the late afternoon and returned an hour later to find the structure on fire, East Lyme Fire Marshal Richard Morris said.

East Lyme schools referendum Tuesday

Voting for the elementary schools referendum will take place between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday at the East Lyme Community Center on Society Road.

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Fewer lobsters in the time of Trump

Rising water temperatures have led to declining lobster populations, a dynamic that will grow worse...

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Even if 'Snooki' bill approved, Rutgers University to pay speaker $35K

New Jersey's largest public university will still offer $35,000 to this year's commencement speaker even if Republican Gov. Chris Christie approves a bill capping what colleges can pay speakers

Nurse's aide charged with killing disabled uncle

A Connecticut nurse's aide is accused of killing her 61-year-old disabled uncle and then propping him up in a chair with a lit cigarette between his fingers