Attorney general race is clash of ideologies

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Three candidates with sharp ideological differences are running for Connecticut attorney general in a campaign that has seemed largely subdued with few TV ads and no outside money pouring in.

Michelle Obama wows gathering in New Haven

First lady Michelle Obama revved up the Democratic Party faithful in Connecticut on Thursday, urging voters to help re-elect Gov. Dannel Malloy and calling him an “instrumental partner” to her husband.\n

First lady to campaign for Malloy

New Haven (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is the latest high-profile Democrat to campaign for Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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School defends barring Milford student who visited Nigeria

Milford’s school superintendent is defending her decision to bar a third-grader from returning to school after visiting West Africa because of concern the girl may have contracted Ebola.\n

State to help finance Electric Boat expansion

Washington – Gov. Dannel Malloy is set to announce that the Department of Economic and Community Development will provide General Dynamics Electric Boat $10 million in assistance to help the submarine maker purchase one of the buildings that...

Yale student blasts state's quarantine

A Yale doctoral student said Tuesday that the Connecticut order to quarantine him at home following his return from Liberia was based on politics — not science — and he fears the shifting guidelines across the U.S. will discourage other health...

In Norwich, Malloy says perception of Connecticut as anti-business is incorrect

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, locked in a dead heat with Republican Tom Foley in a bid to win a second term, told business leaders here Wednesday morning that his administration battles the perception that his state is a tough place to do business.

Pension, liability at center of state treasurer's race

Pension funds valued at $29 billion and even greater unfunded liabilities are giving state treasurer Denise Nappier and Republican challenger Tim Herbst plenty to fight about.

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Lighthouse Inn: Still empty, but haunted?

City mayor needs to do more to market the Lighthouse Inn.

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State trooper in Griswold uses Narcan to save overdose victim's life

A week after he started carrying Narcan, a medication used to reverse the effects of opiate narcotics such as heroin, a state trooper saved the life of an overdose victim in Griswold, police say.

Stonington teacher charged in DUI crash

Stonington — A veteran first-grade teacher at West Vine Street School was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs Wednesday night after police say she crashed her car into a guardrail on...

Life Star called to accident on Route 9 in Old Saybrook

Old Saybrook - The entrance to Route 9 from Interstate 95 North was temporarily closed this afternoon due to a motor vehicle crash, state police said.

Alert resident aids Norwich police in arrest of alleged burglar

Norwich – A tip from a concerned citizen led to the arrest Wednesday of a Rhode Island man who police cornered in the unoccupied home he is accused of burglarizing.

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Putting a face on festivities in Old Saybrook

Students in the Culinary Arts One class at Old Saybrook High School carve pumpkins Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, for the "Pumpkins On The Point" Halloween spectacular at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa.

New London voters face five questions on Election Day

In addition to electing state and congressional leadership, New London voters casting ballots Tuesday will be asked to answer five municipal ballot questions that could determine the future of the Whaling City.

U.S. Sen. Murphy backs Bjornberg for State Senate

Portland — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., endorsed Emily Bjornberg, a Democratic candidate for the 33rd state Senate District, at a news conference Wednesday.

New London Food center seeks turkeys for families in need

New London — The Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center on Broad Street is challenging all New London County residents to donate a frozen turkey to help provide all southeastern Connecticut families in need with a holiday meal.