Future takes shape for graduating Coast Guard cadets on 'billet night'

A few weeks after walking across the stage in May — diploma in hand — and tossing her cadet hat and shoulder board into the air, Anne Harper will report to the flight school in Pensacola, Fla., she discovered Thursday night.

Branch 20 holding corned beef dinner Saturday in Groton

Groton — Branch 20 of the Fleet Reserve Association is hosting a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Saturday at its clubhouse, 242 Thames St.

Army Reserve officer nominated as Veterans Affairs commissioner

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has put forward Lt. Col. Sean Connolly of Hebron as his choice to succeed Linda Schwartz as the state's Veterans Affairs commissioner. Connolly must first, however, be confirmed by the General Assembly.

Navy weighs sooner start for submarine program

Navy officials have said they will consider moving up the date for the start of a new Virginia-class submarine program that would allow the boats to carry more firepower.


Pawcatuck pooch is one lucky dog at Westminster

A St. Bernard from Pawcatuck won “Best of Breed,” honors Tuesday at The Westminster Kennel Club 139th Annual Dog Show.

Another Monday, another snowstorm

Barely two weeks after a blizzard, the region is going to get hit today with yet another storm, packing snow, sleet and freezing rain.


Grieving friends recall Orthodox priest who forged a singular path

There was little ordinary about the Rev. Matthew Baker, so it's understandable that the reaction to the 37-year-old pastor's untimely death is extraordinary, too.

Superintendents confer, monitor, go outside to see for themselves before canceling school

How do schools decide when to close when it snows? It's complicated, and it's slightly different for each school system, but in general it's a regional effort.

East Lyme informs residents about reporting potholes

East Lyme — The Public Works Department is informing town residents that they can report potholes in town by calling the department at (860) 691-4118. This number should be answered by a staff person during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4...

Officials gather to give National Guard units a send-off on missions to Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay

Friends and family members of 90 soldiers from two Connecticut Army National Guard units gathered for a send-off ceremony Thursday for the Guard’s first deployments of 2015.



The $341,580 park planning for Seaside

Gov. Malloy finds money for planning for one new park but not another, while also proposing cuts to...


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UPDATED: Tractor trailer accident creates congestion on I-395 South in Norwich

A jackknifed tractor trailer on the southbound side of Interstate 395 has created congestion along a 3-mile stretch of highway between Exits 84S and 82.

Interstate 395 north reopened after accident

Norwich - Interstate 395 north, shut down between Exits 80W and 81E, when a tractor-trailer jackknifed this morning, has been reopened. No further information is available on the accident.

Amtrak train loses power, gets stuck in Mystic

Nearly 300 passengers aboard an Amtrak train were stuck in the Mystic area for about three hours Thursday evening after the track lost power.



More young children suspended from school

Suspensions of children younger than 7 from Connecticut’s public schools jumped nearly 10 percent last year, according to a report by the state Department of Education.

Mayor to NYC business leaders: Start pay at $13 an hour

New York — Mayor Bill de Blasio, promoting his message of income equality and empowering the less fortunate, pressed influential New York City business leaders on Thursday to raise their workers’ starting pay to $13 an...