Bridge over protected water: Salem trail has a new bridge


The new bridge, which came as a pre-engineered kit, is 74 feet long and 8 feet wide and costs about $176,000.

Conn College pledges to make campus a sanctuary for undocumented students

The college president said Conn has brought an immigration attorney to the campus to provide information and advice to DACA students and others "to increase our collective understanding of immigration issues."

New London port needs major federal investment, officials say

That type of investment would lead to further economic development and jobs, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., local and state officials said Friday.

Marijuana in Montville prison leads to arrests

A Bridgeport woman was arrested last month after she was connected to an inmate that had swallowed seven balloons containing marijuana.

Silver alert issued for 16-year-old from Norwich

Police on Tuesday night issued a Silver Alert for 16-year-old Dejahlyn Pires of Norwich.

Sub base firefighters 'made a good stop' in kitchen blaze

Submarine Base firefighters on Thursday evening were able to stop an Osprey Drive kitchen fire from spreading beyond where it started. Navy officials are collecting donations of clothes and household items for the family.

New London booking officer attacked in detention facility

A city officer was treated for exposure to biohazardous materials after being attacked by a woman New London police arrested Wednesday.

Head-on crash in Preston leaves 1 dead

One motorist is dead after the car she was driving hit the driver’s side of one vehicle before colliding head on with a third vehicle on state Route 2A Thursday evening.

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Beyond duty: Veterans honored for giving back

Three locals will be inducted into the Connecticut Veterans' Hall of Fame, which recognizes honorably discharged military veterans for their contributions to their communities, in a ceremony on Dec. 7.

Navy's troubled Littoral Combat Ship at crossroads, GAO says

Congress must decide "whether a ship that costs twice as much yet delivers less capability than planned warrants an additional investment," the U.S. Government Accountability Office said.

$7 billion in submarine funding potentially on the way

Included in the final version of a $618.7 billion defense policy bill is about $7 billion in submarine funding, an investment that would be vital to southeastern Connecticut's economy.

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Upscale hotel proposed for near Mount Washington's summit

The owners of a historic cog railway that climbs up New Hampshire's Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, want to build an upscale hotel a mile from the summit, in keeping with hotels that once graced the mountain in the 1800s

Wal-Mart cites settlement agreement in same-sex benefits case

Lawyers for a former Walmart employee who sued the retail chain for denying her same-sex spouse health benefits have asked a federal court judge to approve a $7.5 million class-action settlement

Plainville lawmaker Betty Boukus dead at 73; lost re-election bid to Petit

Democratic State Rep. Betty Boukus (BOH'-kuhs), who served more than two decades in the General Assembly before losing a high-profile re-election bid last month, has died after a battle with cancer