Opposition to rail line alternative picks up speed


One of the alternatives under consideration to reroute Amtrak trains through the region would cut through the rear of Olde Mistick Village and Mystic Aquarium and the southern section of Elm Ridge Golf course.

Shakespeare is in the park in New London and Westerly

All you Shakespeare-in-the-park fans, Sunday is your lucky day.

Mad About Madeline Facebook page helped family cope with daughter's fatal leukemia

Now, more than three months after Madeline's death, Amie Guarraia, 37, continues to post on the page about how her family is dealing with its grief, childhood cancer, and remembrances of Madeline, and is considering writing a book based on her posts.

Construction work ongoing on several Waterford roads

In addition to Waterford Parkway North and Waterford Parkway South, crews also will be working on Clark Lane and Spithead and Old Colchester roads this week, police said.

Police issue Silver Alert for missing Ledyard teen

Jayla Lasane is described as a black female with black hair and brown eyes, weighing 115 pounds and standing a little over 5 feet tall.

Two Wednesday night crashes in Lyme result in one minor injury

Only one person was injured in two separate crashes that occurred within minutes of each other on Blood Street on Wednesday night, according to state police.

Coast Guard Station New London crew rescues pair near Plum Island

Members of Coast Guard Station New London and the Goshen Fire Department on Wednesday night rescued one man and one woman from a boat that was taking on water near Plum Island.

Firefighters contain brush fire in Ledyard, Whalehead Road reopened

Firefighters from Ledyard, Gales Ferry and several surrounding towns on Thursday battled a stubborn brush fire off Whalehead Road.

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Naval Submarine School celebrates staff excellence

Groton — Navy Diver 1st Class Ryan Foster is Naval Submarine School's Sailor of the Third Quarter 2016. Foster was selected July 11, in award ceremonies sponsored by the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 20. Foster is the...

Destroyer vets can find out about reunions on Tin Can Sailors

Attention destroyer veterans: Is your ship having a reunion? If you'd like to learn about it contact us and we'll let you know. More than 475 ship reunions are registered with Tin Can Sailors. Call 1 877-846-2267 or email

Norwich native graduates from Marine Corps Officer Candidate School

Norwich — Connor McMahon, of Norwich‎, graduated from Marine Corps Officer Candidate School on July 2. McMahon is a 2013 graduate of Norwich Free Academy and is a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Midshipman 1st Class...

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Police: Pilot seriously injured when plane slams into Haddam home

Authorities say at least one person has been injured in a small plane crash in Connecticut

Conflict of interest issue hangs over proposed Anthem-Cigna merger

Questions about Connecticut insurance commissioner's potential conflict of interest in overseeing proposed merger are not going away

UConn tearing down abandoned fraternity and sorority houses

The University of Connecticut is planning to demolish several former fraternity and sorority houses to create more green space on campus