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My Pet Pal: Bailey

When Bailey shows her teeth, it's a smile.

New London eliminates criminal conviction box from job applications

In a move Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio called an issue of “fundamental fairness,” the city is removing the section on job applications that asks about prior criminal history.

Poquonnock River shellfish beds reopen after 10-day closure

One of the region’s most popular areas for recreational shellfishing reopened Wednesday afternoon after being closed for 10 days because of a raw sewage spill.

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A fisherman casts his line from the breakwater while fishing at the Dock Road boat launch in Waterford, Wednesday.

Stonington finance board approves funding to repair ambulance building, Lantern Hill Road bridge

The Board of Finance unanimously approved funding Wednesday night to make repairs to the Stonington Volunteer Ambulance Corps building, fix the Lantern Hill Road bridge and restore $8,000 in funding to Westerly Adult Day Care.

NPU issues 'Power Alert' in response to high temperatures

Norwich Public Utilities has asked customers to conserve electricity on Wednesday and Thursday in response to high temperatures and humidity.

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A Confederate flag flies in Stonington

A big Confederate flag appeared recently over a house on the water in Stonington.

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Attorney Matthew Shafner, legal champion of working people, dead at 80

Attorney Matthew Shafner of Groton, a legal giant and humanitarian who broke new ground with asbestos, maritime injury and workers compensation cases, died Thursday morning.

Stonington police to hold free child car seat check on Sept. 10

The police department will conduct a free child safety seat checkpoint on Thursday Sept. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the police department.

Police: No one seriously injured in I-95 rollover

A vehicle rollover on I-95 southbound between Exits 81 and 80 on Wednesday afternoon did not result in any serious injuries, state police said.

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State police charge man with Franklin robbery

State police arrested a Franklin man Tuesday who they allege robbed the Mobil Mart gas station on Route 32.

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Production of renowned Ovation guitars to resume in US

A Connecticut factory that produced Ovation guitars for nearly a half century before closing last year will resume making the renowned instruments, thanks to the efforts of factory employees.

State's wildlife policy debated after encounter with bear

Encounter between woman, bear provokes new round of debate over Connecticut wildlife policy