A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

Electricity poles and lines lay toppled on the road after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out across the U.S.

Mexico quake rescuers race to free girl, other survivors

Volunteers and rescue workers search for children trapped inside the Enrique Rebsamen school, collapsed by a 7.1 earthquake in southern Mexico City, Wednesday Sept. 20, 2017.  (AP Photo/Miguel Tovar)

The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City have raised the hopes of hundreds of quake rescuers working furiously to try to free her

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

People walk next to a gas station flooded and damaged by the impact of Hurricane Maria, which hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

One of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit Puerto Rico is pummeling the island, tearing off roofs and doors, toppling cell towers and unleashing heavy flooding

In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

Family members react as they welcome their relatives as new U.S. citizens after taking the citizenship oath during naturalization ceremonies at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) ceremony in Los Angeles Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. President Donald Trump has issued a videotaped message that is being played for new American citizens at naturalization ceremonies in which he welcomes immigrants to

President Donald Trump has issued a welcome message for new American citizens urging them to help others assimilate and remain loyal to their new country

LOCAL NEWS

History Revisited: A hurricane devastates a Groton colony

Flagg Cottage sits at the edge of water at Bluff Point around 1933. The cottage, along with nearly 100 other summer houses at Bluff Point, was swept away in the 1938 hurricane.

Sept. 21 will mark the 79th anniversary of one of the most powerful and destructive storms ever to strike New England.

Gateway developers react to the need for more housing

The developers of Gateway Commons said that with demand for housing remaining strong, they plan to go ahead with adding 120 apartments to the 280 units that have been built.

Stonington, insurer have spent more than $260,000 on DiCesare issue so far

The town has spent more than $210,000 so far on legal fees and expenses in connection with three union grievances filed on behalf of fired Highway Supervisor Louis DiCesare II, as well as its unsuccessful battle to prevent him joining the union that...

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Army Corps may not fix Enders Island sea wall after all

Comments raised by neighbors about public access to the religious retreat are being assessed by...

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Arrests by state and local departments around the region.

Two arrested in Norwich on narcotics sale charges

According to a release, members of the Norwich Police Department Detective, Narcotics and Patrol Divisions located the pair on Wednesday during a narcotics sale. One was the subject of several arrest warrants, including failing to appear in court...

Man charged with driving away from traffic stop in East Lyme

A Colchester man is facing charges after he allegedly stopped his red pickup truck for police but then drove off, taking his three minor passengers with him.

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Waterbury college dismisses 5 employees amid theft probe

A private for-profit college in Connecticut has dismissed five employees as police investigate the suspected theft of $47,000 believed to have been paid out in bogus tuition reimbursement checks

Bipartisan budget talks take back seat to partisan sniping

Calling the Republican budget approved by the General Assembly “one hot mess,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy predicted Wednesday that he and state legislators are unlikely to agree on a bipartisan budget before Oct. 1, when most municipalities...