N.Y. caretakers say they are being punished for complaints


Some caretakers for disabled New Yorkers say they've been harassed and punished for making complaints about potentially hazardous situations at state facilities

Finance director of nonprofit fired over embezzlement claims

The finance director of a Rhode Island nonprofit that runs educational and job-training initiatives for young people has been fired over allegations he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the organization

Good cop or bad cop? New Haven police chief under fire over outbursts

New Haven, Connecticut, Police Chief Dean Esserman has earned respect nationally for community policing efforts in Connecticut and Rhode Island

New Sandy Hook school opens nearly four years after massacre

The public will get its first glimpse of the Connecticut school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred

Based in Rhode Island, the country's newest tall ship set to train students

Resembling an American naval vessel of the early 1800s, the country's newest tall ship is set to sail with its first students in an education-at-sea program also aimed at personal growth

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Female firefighters in Massachusetts part of national trend

The number of female firefighters has steadily but slowly risen across the country over the last few decades

Alcohol banned at 2 more Connecticut recreational sites

Connecticut's environmental protection commissioner is temporarily banning alcohol at two more state attractions: Nepaug State Forest and Satan's Kingdom Recreational Area

No criminal charges in probe of Curt Schilling's 38 Studios

An investigation into former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's failed video game company has resulted in no criminal charges

Worcester man gets prison time for stealing SUV with child inside

A Worcester man is headed to prison after being convicted of stealing a car left running outside a store with an 8-year-old girl in the back seat

Police: 15 arrested, heroin seized in Hartford drug bust

Police say they arrested 15 people and seized more than 500 bags of heroin during a drug bust in Hartford

Police: Man kidnapped woman at chapel, robbed bank

Police say a Connecticut man kidnapped a woman at a chapel and forced her to ride with him while he robbed a bank

Mass. police rally as mayor says Black Lives Matter banner stays

About 50 police officers and their supporters have rallied to complain about a Black Lives Matter banner hanging outside a suburban Boston city hall

Massachusetts Gov. Baker vetoes Lyme disease bill, files his own version

Gov. Charlie Baker has vetoed a bill that would have required health insurers to cover the costs of a certain drug treatment for chronic Lyme disease

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Growing up alongside New London Harbor Light

Elizabeth Ring is surrounded by childhood memories at one of the nation's oldest lighthouses.

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Man injured in Voluntown crash

A Thompson man suffered serious injuries early Saturday after crashing his motor vehicle into a tree off Route 49 in Voluntown.

Man rescued from truck in Oxoboxo Lake

A man whose pickup truck went into Oxoboxo Lake was helped to safety by a boater Friday evening.

UPDATED: All lanes clear after crashes cause delays on I-95 in Old Lyme

Traffic on Interstate 95 north was backed up just beyond the Raymond E. Baldwin Bridge because of a two-car crash, according to the state Department of Transportation.

Fallen tree closes Dayton Road in Waterford

A portion of Dayton Road will be closed until around midnight because a tree fell and took down power wires with it, police said.

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Family feud closes nearly century-old Norwich scrapyard

A bitter family dispute and the declining scrap metal market have led to the closure of Shetucket Iron & Metal scrapyard, a family-owned Norwich business that had been in operation for 97 years.

Swab run in New London

Swabs jog down Bank Street during the United States Coast Guard Academy Class of 2020 New London Run Saturday, July 30, 2016.

Stonington marks the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday

The St. Mary Church Blessing of the Fleet takes place Sunday, starting with a 10:30 a.m. Fishermen's Mass at St. Mary Church in Stonington borough.

Tiverton apartments an example for proposed Edgerton School project

Bourne Mill Apartments is a project completed by the partnership of Peabody Properties Inc. and the nonprofit Affordable Housing and Services Collaborative Inc.

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Trump rescued from stalled elevator

The Colorado Springs Fire Department says that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump had to be rescued from an elevator that was stuck between the first and second floors of a resort