Solar farm ruled out for Stonington transfer station

A plan to erect a solar energy farm at the town transfer station has been placed on the back burner after officials discovered technical and cost issues with the proposal.

Norwich mayor, utilities commission discuss status of city manager

The search for a new city manager has been on hold during the city budget process and likely will take months longer, Mayor Deberey Hinchey told the Board of Public Utilities Commission Tuesday.

Public to hear plans for improving Mitchell Woods

A plan to restore the pond and meadow and add a walkway, cross country running loop, outdoor classroom and educational signs to Alfred Mitchell Woods will be presented to the public during a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Dredging likely not a factor in Sandy Point boating accidents

Two boating accidents near Sandy Point over the weekend that resulted in head injuries to two victims occurred near the area dredged last fall, but any changes in the navigation channel from the dredging are not believed to have been a factor in...

Preston Parks and Rec Commission prefers euthanizing geese

The Canada geese already have started moving into Preston Community Park – earlier than expected and before town officials have reached a decision on how best to rid the park of the nuisance summer residents.

Groton taxes could rise more than expected

The Town Council learned Tuesday of an unexpected and sharp decline in revenue that could require a larger tax increase than anticipated to fund the budget for the coming fiscal year.

State jobs up in April, but Southeastern Connecticut loses 500

The state Department of Labor reported a modest April bump of 1,200 jobs Tuesday along with a new statewide record for labor-force participation, but the good news didn't filter into eastern Connecticut job numbers.

Police investigate armed robbery at New London convenience store

Two men robbed the Honey Plus Convenience Store at 393 Colman St. at gunpoint on Tuesday, police said.

Williams School student rises to the challenge

Katie Hodgkinson doesn't know where she gets her competitive nature.

Archaeological dig underway at Long Society Meetinghouse in Preston

Volunteers from across the state went to Long Society Meetinghouse Tuesday for the start of a four-day archaeological dig that also will serve as an old-fashioned foundation excavation project.

City of Norwich settles lawsuit with terminated police officer

The City of Norwich has agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle a civil lawsuit brought by former police officer Douglas Morello, who was terminated in 2010.

New London planner to leave for Branford

City Planner Harry Smith, who has provided oversight of development in New London for 11 years, is leaving next month to become the town planner for Branford.

Smith murder trial start date delayed

The murder trial of Davion Smith, which was set to begin Tuesday in New London Superior Court, has been delayed while attorneys resume jury selection.

State police arrest 57 people on drunken driving charges during holiday weekend

Connecticut State Police have arrested 57 people for drunken driving during the Memorial Day weekend, according to spokesman Sgt. Shane Hassett.

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives

Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives to help with crash investigations

B.B. King’s death investigated as possible homicide

The recent death of blues legend B.B. King in Nevada will be investigated as a possible homicide following unsubstantiated accusations from two of B.B. King’s 11 surviving children that the singer was “poisoned.”

Death toll in Mexico tornado rises to 14, 4 missing

Death toll in Mexico tornado rises to 14, search continues for missing family of 4

UPDATED: Police briefly evacuate U.S. Capitol, Visitors' Center

Police evacuate US Capitol, Visitors' Center

Cleveland, Justice Department to discuss policing settlement

Cleveland, Justice Department to discuss settlement over police excessive force, rights abuses

Police: Yale student jumps to death after stabbing

Police: Yale student stabs another, jumps to his death from off-campus apartment building

Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case

Supreme Court to hear challenge over counting non-citizens in redistricting plans

McCain leading US Senate delegation to Vietnam, Singapore

McCain leading US Senate delegation visiting Vietnam, Singapore

Malaysian forensics teams dig up graves at traffickers' camp

Malaysian forensics teams dig up graves at abandoned traffickers' camp

Gunman, one other, killed in North Dakota Wal-Mart shooting

2 dead, including gunman, in shooting at North Dakota Wal-Mart; 1 person taken to a hospital

New London police continue to investigate shooting

Police are looking for two unidentified shooters who injured two people in the area of high-rise apartments at 40 Crystal Ave. Monday evening.

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Gone fishing in East Lyme

Linda Wanat of East Lyme takes some time out from her lunch break to dangle her feet in the water and do some fishing in East Lyme's Lake Pattagansett

It's all about Pre-K in Salem

Parents and family members laugh and applaud as their children perform their song "All About Pre-K," a parody of the popular Pop song "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor, during the 3rd annual Salem School Pre-Kindergarten Spring Concert at the...