Researcher seeking cure for blindness to speak at annual Dinner in the Dark

Dr. Jean Bennett, a University of Pennsylvania researcher who is working to cure blindness, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Dinner in the Dark event to benefit local charity Sofia Sees Hope.

Mystic Depot reopening as a cafe

DBC Investments owners Sherrie and David Crompton and Amtrak signed an agreement in July to revitalize the train station. It has since been renovated with new plumbing, redone interior, modern restrooms and nostalgia.

Lead with the heart, women leaders told

Women often do best when they listen to their heart in the exercise of leadership, the executive director of the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness told a crowd of about 200 at the Mystic Hilton Thursday.

Montville police investigating fatal overdose

Police said they are investigating after a man died of a suspected opioid overdose Tuesday evening.

New London man charged in Stonington burglaries

A New London man apprehended Sunday during an East Lyme burglary spree has now been charged in connection with five burglaries here over the past month, including one at Deans Mill School.

Police identify man injured in New London shooting

One man was shot Tuesday afternoon in the area of Adelaide Street, Deputy Chief Peter Reichard said.

North Stonington residents warned about IRS imposter scam

Residents should be aware about an ongoing phone scam involving individuals pretending to be from the Internal Revenue Service, state police said Tuesday.

Portion of Ledyard Street closed in New London

Ledyard Street is closed near its intersection with Broad Street after a power line came down in the area near 6 a.m., according to fire officials.




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World War II vets take flight on rare B-17 bomber, same they flew in World War II

Vincent "Bill" Purple, 92, of Petersham, Mass., and Louis A Fournier, 92, of Warwick, R.I., flew into Groton Monday on a restored B-17, one of four restored World War II-era aircraft on display at the Groton-New London Airport until noon on...

Thames River Detachment holding planning meeting Sept. 27

Niantic — The Thames River Detachment of the Marine Corps League will be holding a planning meeting on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Niantic American Legion Post located on 16 York Ave. Planning for the Marine Corps Ball, Toys for Tots...

Ledyard VFW to hold monthly meeting OCt. 3

Ledyard — The monthly meeting for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4608 will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 at St. David's Episcopal Church, 284 Stoddard's Wharf Road (Route 214), in Gales Ferry.



State launches Pay for Success substance abuse program for parents

Five hundred families with substance abuse problems will be receiving treatment right in their homes over the next 4.5 years, and the state of Connecticut will be paying the $11.2 million price tag for the first-of-its-kind program only if it works.

Mother of 'Baby Doe' to testify against ex-boyfriend

The mother of a 2-year-old girl dubbed Baby Doe after her body washed up inside a trash bag on a Boston Harbor beach last year plans to testify at her ex-boyfriend's trial in the toddler's death

Connecticut lawmakers approve deal to keep Sikorsky Aircraft

The Connecticut General Assembly has approved a $220 million agreement that will keep Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in the state, producing a new line of helicopters.