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Roadside flower garden in Mystic is honored

Hobbyist gardener James Short is the recipient of the Mystic Garden Club's 2015 Beautification Award.

Five boats compete in Ledyard's first cardboard regatta

Interns of varying ages from the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory and community members learned an important lesson on Sunday: simplicity often trumps flashiness.

St. Michael School in Pawcatuck granted continued accreditation

St. Michael School has been granted continued accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges after a two-year process that involved self-evaluation, study reports and a visit by a NEASC committee in April.

Two-time Pultizer prize winning historian to speak in Stonington

The Stonington Historical Society will present a program by Alan Taylor, who will discuss slavery and the War of 1812.

Cardboard Regatta held in Ledyard

Clara Franklin, 13, of Waterford, left, and Lauren Gaczewski, right, a rising senior at George Washington University and a summer intern at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Lab in Groton, paddle a cardboard boat called, The Superior, in the...

Filmmaker shares story of elder financial abuse to help others

A Connecticut film producer said she wants to share the worst thing that ever happened to her family — the financial exploitation of her elderly parents — so others can prevent a similar scenario.

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World War II fighter pilot: 'Last man standing'

Ernest Treff of Groton fought with the legendary Zemke's Wolf Pack over Germany

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Former Hartford police officer has more run-ins with police over the weekend

The saga of a former Hartford police officer, who was arrested twice last week, continued over the weekend as he was charged by both Groton Town and Stonington police in boating related incidents.

Police logs - Aug. 3

Arrests by state and local departments.

Mother of Norwich murder victim working with attorney on deportation policy

Questions linger about why a Haitian national charged in the June 15 stabbing death of a 25-year-old Norwich woman was not deported back to his home country after serving a 16-year-sentence for an attempted murder conviction.

Residence attached to Old Saybrook gun store heavily damaged by fire

Multiple fire departments are on the scene of a fire Saturday that caused heavy damage to a large wood-frame home attached to the Grouse Perch Gun Store at 15 North Main Street.

Groton teacher, assistant athletic director charged again in domestic case

Leo R. Facchini, a science teacher and assistant athletic director at Robert E. Fitch High School, was charged Friday with violating a protective order.

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State police: Woman facing charges after filing false racial profiling complaint

A Mansfield woman is facing charges after state police say she falsely claimed she was a victim of racial profiling that led to a May traffic stop in which she received a ticket.

Buses to temporarily replace some Amtrak trains

Buses to temporarily replace some Amtrak trains between New Haven, Springfield