Connecticut leaders oppose N.Y. lawsuit to block dredging site in eastern Long Island Sound

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, and the chairman of the Connecticut Port Authority spoke out Friday against a lawsuit filed by New York to block an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated dredging site in eastern Long Island Sound.

Norwich officials want second chance to market downtown house

A committee assigned to receive development proposals for a rundown single-family house at 19 N. Cliff St. will ask the City Council Monday for a second chance to market the house after no proposals were received last month.

Quaker Hill resident honored as Santander Soccer Scholar

Quaker Hill resident Daniel Girard, left, and fellow Santander Soccer Scholars posed for photo with New England Revolution mascot Slyde the Fox at the July 29 New England Revolution match at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (photo submitted)

Daniel Girard of Quaker Hill had the opportunity to visit with New England Revolution players and watch the game from the sidelines.

Norwich man charged with traveling 111 mph

Norwich man charged with traveling 111 mph

Fugitive arrested in Groton

A man charged with assault in Louisiana was arrested in Groton Friday morning.

New London man charged with murder of tribal cousin

A 30-year-old New London man, accused of fatally shooting his cousin Ralph Sebastian Sidberry on April 12 in North Stonington, was arrested in Waynesville, Mo., last month and is being held as a fugitive from justice.

Vehicle stolen in New London found in New York State

A woman suffered minor injuries Wednesday when a man drove away her truck while she was loading furniture into it, dragging her for a short distance. City police said the vehicle was recovered in Westchester County, N.Y., later in the day.

Iced tea bottle helps Norwich police solve 2016 burglary

A discarded iced tea bottle helped police solve a summer 2016 burglary in which more than $5,000 was stolen from two city companies, according to police.

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Fresh from Australia, Courtney sees opportunities for CT defense industry

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, sees business opportunities for Connecticut's defense industry in what might seem like an unlikely place: Australia.

Family, friends remember Mystic sailor killed in crash

Elizabeth Kingsland, center, is seen with her parents, Stephen and Barbara Kingsland, in this undated photo. The 31-year-old Mystic native and Navy petty officer was killed in a car crash on Aug. 1, 2017, on I-95 south in Hopkinton, R.I. (Courtesy of the Kingsland family)

At the time of her death, Beth Kingsland was serving as a petty officer first class in the Navy. Assigned to Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., she worked for the NSA as a linguist and cryptographer, having qualified in 15 languages, including numerous...

As plans progress, Easterseals seeks donations for $1.8M veterans center

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Tuesday received an update on the Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut's plans to build a $1.8 million veterans service center within its existing Norwich facility.

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Sales tax hike seems an 'inevitability,' but questions remain

Connecticut’s top state senator said Wednesday he believes moderate Democrats are “growing increasingly comfortable” with a sales tax increase that could ease pressure to slash municipal aid and help break an impasse that has...

New York files lawsuit opposing dredge dumping in L.I. Sound

New York state has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency opposing a plan to allow dredged sediments to be dumped into the Long Island Sound

Parents of Newtown victims want to know if teachers had keys

Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in the Newtown school massacre are demanding to see evidence that two slain teachers had access to keys that could have been used to lock their classroom doors

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Mother of slain protester says she won't talk to Trump

The mother of a woman who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, says she won't talk to President Donald Trump because of comments he made after her daughter's death