Russia accuses US government of pushing for its Olympic exclusion

The Kremlin has accused the U.S. government of pushing for Russia's exclusion from the Olympics

Senate approves budget in crucial step forward for Republican tax cuts

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks from the chamber to his office during a long series of votes at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

President Donald Trump takes to Twitter to endorse Senate GOP budget plan as the 'first step toward massive tax cuts.'

Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stands next to the podium while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

White House chief of staff John Kelly denounces Rep. Wilson, defends Trump's phone call to soldier's widow

Trump's border wall models take shape in San Diego

Crews work on a border wall prototype near the border with Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in San Diego. Companies are nearing an Oct. 26 deadline to finish building eight prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall are taking shape at a construction site in San Diego

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Stonington to begin environmental testing of boathouse park site next week

The environmental review will allow project manger Kent + Frost to understand the environmental constraints of the site as it develops both the remediation plan and master plan which will show where parking, the boathouse, docks and other features...

Six Williams School seniors named Commended National Merit Scholars

Left to right: Rachel Goldstein of East Lyme, Carlie Poworozne of Uncasville, Nick Moukawsher of Mystic, Jacob Marchesi of Lyme, Will Jarrett of Gales Ferry, Olivia Fetter of Chester. (photo submitted)

Rachel Goldstein of East Lyme, Carlie Poworozne of Uncasville, Nick Moukawsher of Mystic, Jacob Marchesi of Lyme, Will Jarrett of Gales Ferry and Olivia Fetter of Chester were recognized for scoring within the top 50,000 on the 2016 PSAT and...

DAR chapter celebrates 125th anniversary

Members of the Lucretia Shaw Chapter of the DAR:
Jennifer Emerson seated (holding photo of c1896 members of Lucretia Shaw Chapter)
Row 1 — Millie LaMarche, Alice Dickenson, Marilyn Davis, State Regent CTDAR Alice Ridgway, Chapter Regent Sandra Bullock, State Historian Nancy Merwin, Mary Cutillo, Kristin Crandall, Ruth Celotto, Carleen Sutton
Row 2 — Suzanne Matteson, Aimee Matteson, Liz Kuchta, Vange Sargent SE District Director, Cindy Furr, Lesley Sollima, Karen Stackpole, Cathy Grohocki, Nancy Carpenter, Candace Crossley, 
Row 3 — Therese Ratliff, Susan Pasquale Cheryl Dixon, Abigail Perkins, Ruth Perkins, Karen Graf, Sarah King
(photo submitted)

The Lucretia Shaw Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrates its 125th anniversary this week.

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Stonington Borough rights a wrong

Historic granite crosswalks, taken literally from the neighborhood on the other side of the tracks...

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40th anniversary walk raises more than 40K for Safe Futures

The Safe Futures 40th Anniversary Power of Purple 4K Walk, which took place in Waterford this past weekend, raised more than $40,000.

Groton Town police make arrests as part of FBI-led operation

Like Norwich police, Groton Town police last week also participated in Operation Cross Country XI, an FBI-sponsored effort to find underage victims of prostitution and raise awareness about the problem of sex trafficking.

35-year-old man missing from New London

Police are hoping the public can help them find a missing 35-year-old man.

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Rank-and-file House members learn budget framework details

Rank-and-file House members learn details of tentative deal on a budget framework reached by Connecticut legislative leaders.

Rescued Rosa Parks house due to return to America

In this April 6, 2017 file photo, Rhea McCauley, a niece of the late civil rights activist Rosa Parks, poses in front of the rebuilt house of Rosa Parks in Berlin. McCauley donated the house, originally located in Detroit, to American artist Ryan Mendoza who dismantled and and rebuilt it in the German capital. Brown University said in October it is looking to temporarily relocate the house from Berlin to Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiberl, File)

The house where Rosa Parks lived after sparking the Montgomery bus boycott will be returned to the United States from Germany and displayed for three months in Rhode Island in a project being organized by a Berlin-based artist and Brown University