Astronomers gather in Hawaii amid telescope tensions

Astronomers from around world head to Hawaii for conference amid ongoing telescope tensions

'Gut-wrenching' decision by Coast Guard: Search for teens suspended

Coast Guard suspends search for boys at sunset after week of frustrating, fruitless efforts

Plane debris is probably from Flight 370, Australians say

Two senior Australian officials expressed increasing confidence Friday that debris found on a remote French island this week came from the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year with 239 people aboard, though they cautioned that final confirmation...

Ebola vaccine appears to be highly effective, could be 'a game-changer'

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Friday that an Ebola vaccine has shown great promise in halting the spread of the deadly virus during a clinical trial in Guinea.


As planned sale of Plum Island generates interest, livestock disease research continues

The federal agency charged with selling Plum Island has been receiving eight to 10 calls per month from people interested in the planned sale of the 840-acre property where the federal animal disease research laboratories have been located for the...

24 hours of Moby Dick at Mystic Seaport

Bill Steinmayer, portraying author Herman Melville, opened the Mystic Seaport's 30th annual Moby Dick Marathon reciting the first chapter from memory Friday onboard the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan.

Climate change poses risks for Amtrak’s already vulnerable eastern Connecticut rail line

In his seven years as East Lyme’s director of planning, Gary Goeschel has gotten used to seeing the railroad embankment along the Long Island Sound beach in the Niantic section of town under some type of construction.



Mayor Finizio campaigns on park plan he had no part in devising

The mayor is promoting a park plan developed by someone who once ran a nonprofit his administration...


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