Boston transit agency leads US in light rail derailments

The eight Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trains that derailed last year were the most of any light rail public transit agency in the country

Sen. Whitehouse announces intention to seek re-election

Democratic US Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse formally announced that he will be seeking re-election before roughly 300 supporters at the Biltmore Hotel on Sunday

Neighbors riled as insular Hasidic village seeks to expand

An insular Hasidic Jewish village in New York is raising tensions with neighbors and it seeks to expand

United Airlines launches summertime flight from Bradley to San Francisco

United Airlines and the state announced a nonstop, summertime flight from Bradley International Airport to San Francisco on Monday, marking the third significant new service launch at the airport since the start of 2017.

Immigrants becoming political presence at state Capitol

Immigrants and their supporters have been showing up in force at the Connecticut state Capitol this session

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Special elections planned for 3 open legislative seats

Special elections will be held on Tuesday to fill three seats in the Connecticut General Assembly

Connecticut lawmakers to revisit highway tolls at hearing

Connecticut lawmakers will hear testimony on a new round of bills calling for electronic tolls to be installed on state highways

1 dead after car ends up in river

Authorities say a man was killed and a woman was rescued after their car ended up in a Connecticut river

Music concert to benefit Sandy Hook victim's foundation

The principal cellist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra is organizing a concert to benefit a foundation set up by the family of a victim of the Connecticut school shooting

Groups to receive $350k to give legal help for vets

4 Massachusetts organizations that provide legal assistance to veterans will receive $350,000 in grant funding

Nightlife in SoNo is no fun for those who live above

Vernon Howard says he didn’t move to Washington Street in SoNo expecting library-level street noise. Howard and his fiancé live in a second-floor unit on Washington Street in the heart of SoNo. Beneath them is “Room 112,”...

Incorrect tax forms sent to HealthSource RI customers

Rhode Island officials say approximately 3,000 incorrect tax forms have been sent to HealthSource RI customers

Malloy throws support to Perez for national party chairman

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy backs former Labor Secretary Tom Perez to head the national Democratic Party; Perez wins chairmanship

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Why not a commercial casino in Bridgeport?

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Driver dies after his car rolls over in Groton early Monday morning

Police said a man died at the hospital from injuries he sustained during a one-car rollover crash early Monday morning on Military Highway between Lestertown Road and Fulton Drive.

New London woman charged in crash that seriously injured man riding bike

A New London woman is facing charges related to a July crash that sent a bicyclist to the hospital with serious injuries.

Police: Home health aide stole $2,000 from Old Lyme resident

Police on Feb. 18 charged a Westbrook home health care assistant with larceny after she allegedly made numerous withdrawals without the permission of the resident she was caring for.

Cigarettes stolen from East Lyme store in morning burglary

Police are seeking information after someone broke into the Trakas Sunoco Mini Mart Monday morning and stole a large quantity of cigarette cartons.

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Committee drafting casino bill that would open up application process

Lawmakers are about to propose two casino-expansion bills, one of which would open the application process to operators willing to compete for a commercial gaming license, according to the co-chairman of the General Assembly’s Public Safety...

Groton school board approves $77.7 million budget

The Groton Board of Education has approved a $77.7 million budget for the coming fiscal year, a 1.67 percent increase over current spending.

Environmental protection, historic preservation organizations detail concerns over rail bypass

An environmental advocacy organization is calling for a more thorough review of how a proposed Old Saybrook to Kenyon, R.I., rail bypass could affect wetlands and endangered species, while an organization focused on historic preservation is raising...

Malloy's budget plan would be costly for L+M, Backus

The region’s two hospitals are bracing for a possible increase in state taxes over the next two years, after the Connecticut Hospital Association assessed the impact of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget, estimating it would add...