Crowd welcomes Mexican tall ship to New London


Though it's being billed as a goodwill cruise, the visit by the Mexican Navy's training ship ARM Cuauhtémoc to several U.S. ports, including a five-day visit to this city, also highlights the close ties between the U.S. and Mexico, several...

State seeks dismissal of Schaghticoke suit over third casino law

State officials asked a federal court Monday to dismiss the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation’s challenge of the 2015 law that enabled the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to begin a process that could lead to their opening a third Connecticut...

Bill allowing children to be prescribed medical marijuana awaits Malloy's signature

The state Senate on Friday passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana for children, following passage by the House earlier in April. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office said Monday he plans to sign the bill, which will take effect on Oct. 1.

State police offer tips for motorcycle safety month

The Connecticut state police have released a list of tips for motorcyclists during motorcycle safety month.

Norwich man pleads guilty to federal heroin charge

A 34-year-old Norwich man pleaded guilty Monday in Hartford federal court to one count of possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of heroin.

Police say car driven by overdose victim strikes utility pole in Ledyard

A Groton woman, who police say overdosed on prescription medication, was charged with driving under the influence Saturday after they say she struck a utility pole on Cove Road and then left the scene.

Stonington Police charge StoneRidge employee with disabling smoke detector

Stonington police charged a employee of the StoneRidge retirement community with breach of peace Friday afternoon after they say he disabled a smoke detector in the dining room so it would not be set off by cooking.

Three overdoses, two 'saves' in less than three hours

Like other first responders around the region and state, the firefighters, ambulance crews, police and paramedics who work in Groton are on the front line of the opioid epidemic, rushing to call after call of "unresponsive person, possible overdose."

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Birdseye Cafe to host benefit dinner for Veterans Equine Therapeutic Services

New London — The Birdseye Cafe, 187 Jefferson St., will host a benefit steak dinner with all the fixings and great raffle prizes on May 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Veterans Equine Therapeutic Services to...

May events for the Mystic VFW

Mystic — The Hugo A. Simonelli Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3263 will meet on May 14 at 11 a.m. The Ladies Auxiliary will meet on May 9 at 6 p.m. The Mens Auxiliary will meet on May 5 at 6 p.m. There will be a V-E Day Remembrance...

Sub base security drills this week will include live automatic weapons firing with blanks

Groton — Between May 3 and 5, Naval Security Force drills along the waterfront of Naval Submarine Base will include live automatic weapons firing with blanks. A regularly-scheduled exercise, this training opportunity is a...

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Malloy builds budget compromise on $50M transportation cut

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy offered his third budget for the new fiscal year, pitching a compromise Monday that cuts his big transportation initiative, while asking legislators to reduce a sales-tax-sharing plan — but not by as much as he...

FBI returns to home of man linked to $500M Boston art heist

FBI agents are again searching the Connecticut home of a reputed mobster suspected of having knowledge about the largest art heist in U.S. history

New commissioner announces reorganization of Connecticut DMV

The new commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicle has announced a reorganization of the agency, which has been plagued by computer issues, long lines and other problems