Officials: Valve failure led to large hydraulic oil spill in Waterbury

Connecticut authorities say a valve failure at a Waterbury manufacturing company led thousands of gallons of hydraulic oil spilling into the surrounding environment

Rhode Island first responders rescue dog who fell through ice patch

First responders in Rhode Island put their live-saving skills to the test over the weekend, rescuing a dog that fell into icy water at a park

Connecticut governor candidates look to break out from pack

With more than two dozen people in the race, candidates for Connecticut governor are looking to break out from the pack and grab the attention of voters and delegates

Talk by conservative speaker planned at UConn

A conservative speaker whose appearance at the University of California, Berkeley in the fall sparked protests is scheduled to speak this week at the University of Connecticut

3 men shot in midtown Manhattan near Macy's, no arrests made

Three men have been shot and wounded in midtown Manhattan in an area that is traditionally buzzing with tourists near the Empire State Building and Macy's


New York state will pay to keep the Statue of Liberty open during shutdown

The Statue of Liberty will reopen Monday after the New York state agreed to pay to reopen it, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday.

UMass gets Chan Zuckerberg grant for scientific project

The University of Massachusetts has received a $5.5 million grant from a philanthropy founded by the man behind Facebook and his wife to create a way to search millions of scientific research articles

Shutdown forces closure of Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island

Visitors to the Statue of Liberty take in the sight from Battery Park, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday

The U.S. government shutdown has instant impact on two top tourist destinations: the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Bank says senior executive is gone; no comment on harassment probe

Bank of America confirms high-profile senior executive has left the company, but it won't comment on reports of investigation into sexual harassment allegations

Maine town manager leads segregation group, promotes whites

The town manager of a rural Maine community says he's that leader of a racial segregationist group, and he believes the United States would be better off if people of different races were to "voluntarily separate."

Items from closed Waterbury department store end up starring on television show

This 2006 photo shows a portion of the interior of the Howland-Hughes building on Bank Street in Waterbury, Conn.  In two decades since the closure of Howland-Hughes Department Store, Hank Paine has been caretaker of the massive building on Bank Street and a collection of antiques hearkening back to its grand heyday. Paine, president of the Howland-Hughes Co., always knew he had a treasure trove. He could see it in the reaction of visitors getting their first glimpses of the antique glass cases, cash registers and displays, the fully decked beauty salon and the basement lunch counter.  (Tom Kabelka /Republican-American via AP)

Antiques from a now-closed store in Connecticut have found their way to the award-winning Amazon show "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Federal government shuts down, Conn. to feel aftershock

Connecticut residents will still get their mail and Social Security checks, but the shutdown of the federal government will reverberate through state agencies – especially those that are most reliant on federal grants and federal workers...

Congestion pricing: Driving in Manhattan could cost $11.52

In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, traffic crosses the Williamsburg Bridge in New York from Brooklyn into Manhattan. Motorists would have to shell out $11.52 to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan under a new proposal commissioned by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ease traffic congestion and raise vital funds for mass transit. Trucks would pay even more, $25.34, while taxi cabs, Uber rides and for-hire vehicles would be charged between $2 and $5 per ride. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Driving a car into the busiest parts of Manhattan could cost $11.52 under a proposal prepared for New York's governor



Coast Guard Museum chairman: 'It is just getting better and better'

James Coleman Jr., behind museum planning since 1999, says he is surprised at pessimism about the...


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Stonington police charge three in Pawcatuck burglary after foot chase

Stonington police charged three men early Friday morning after they burglarized a Pawcatuck shed and then ran from officers before being apprehended. They were found to be in possession of tools stolen from the shed, illegal drugs and a BB gun used...

Old Saybrook police issue bulletin for missing 17-year-old boy

Logan McKecknie is described as white, six-foot, two inches tall, 120 pounds with black hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing white jeans, a hooded sweatshirt and a baseball cap. Anyone with information about his location is asked to call...

Two dead, one seriously injured after boat overturns in Mumford Cove

One man remains in serious condition at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital after the three hunters' boat capsized Saturday morning.

Car, foot chase leads to drug arrest in New London

New London police on Friday charged a man with a range of vehicle and drug charges after a brief pursuit.


New London forum on refugee resettlement features thriving families

Refugees Amna Azrag from Sudan, left, Halima Kabny, second from left, from Syria and her daughters, Khawla Kabny, center, and Toka Kabny, 15, right, all now of New London stand to be recognized during a celebration of welcoming refugees held at St. James Episcopal Church in New London Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.  The Kabny family were the first Syrian refugees to come to New London in June 2016.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

About 100 people gathered at St. James Episcopal Church Sunday for a meal and forum discussing welcoming refugees to southeastern Connecticut, as well as the vetting process by which they come to America.

Stonington aquaculture topic of Jan. 29 public forum

The Economic Development Commission will sponsor a forum to discuss the use of coastal waters for cultivating seafood such as shellfish on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at the La Grua Center in the borough.

Monday's Eastern Connecticut chamber lunch with Courtney postponed

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut's Business Luncheon with Congressman Joe Courtney, scheduled to take place Monday at 11:30 p.m. at the Groton Inn & Suites, has been postponed until further notice.

Mystic Aquarium researcher working to breed tropical fish in a lab

Mystic Aquarium researcher Vince Vacco measures a royal gramma (gramma loreto) tropical fish at the Marine Science Magnet High School in Groton on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The royal gramma aquaculture program is a joint effort between Mystic Aquarium researcher Paul Anderson and the magnet high school to explore the viability of breeding the popular saltwater aquarium fish. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Most of the saltwater fish caught in the wild die before they get to dentist offices or living rooms. A Mystic Aquarium researcher is working to shorten that journey and bring down the mortality rate by figuring out how to breed them in captivity.