United Way seeks volunteer readers

The annual event, sponsored by Jumpstart, brings together millions of people to highlight the importance of early literacy and language programming for children.

Norwich registrars to update voter registration list

The Registrars of Voters Office will hold a special session Tuesday, Oct. 3 to complete the preliminary voter registry list for the Nov. 7 municipal election.

Archaeological concerns that delayed final Norwich Hospital cleanup resolved

An agreement worked out by state, Preston and Mohegan tribal officials Friday has resolved an impasse over how to preserve some of the state’s most sensitive archaeological sites, a problem that nearly derailed the final cleanup of the former...

Kayak found off Old Saybrook coast prompts search and rescue

Police, fire and U.S. Coast Guard officials on Tuesday morning launched a search and rescue mission after they discovered a yellow kayak off Cornfield Point near Hens and Chickens reef.

Police: New London woman walking on Route 2 had narcotics

State police on Monday responded to state Route 2 for the report of a pedestrian walking on the highway and found a New London woman who had multiple drugs in her possession, according to police.

Friends say missing New London man never returned from nighttime walk

Police are searching for a 31-year-old city man they said went missing Sept. 8.

Loaded gun found in abandoned child's backpack in New London

Police are investigating after a resident found a loaded gun in a kids’ backpack left in the lower parking lot of a city funeral home.

Norwich police charge local man who allegedly struck two people with a hammer

Police said they charged a 28-year-old man after he allegedly struck two people with a hammer Monday night, but no one was seriously injured.

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USS South Dakota Class joins the fleet

Groton —  Fifty-eight sailors of "Class 17420," USS South Dakota, graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School, on Sept. 15. Seaman Jack Percival is class honor graduate and continues in apprentice team...

Military Retiree Appreciation seminar set for Oct. 14

Groton — The Retired Activities Office at the Naval Submarine Base will sponsor the annual Military Retiree Appreciation Seminar on Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dealey Center Theater on base. Several speakers will...

Thames River Detachment to meet Sept. 26 in Niantic

Niantic — The Thames River Detachment of the Marine Corps League will be holding a planning meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the American Legion Post on 16 York Ave. The Marine Corps Ball and other future activities will be...

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Connecticut troopers fired after kidnapping, assault charges

Two Connecticut state troopers who are charged in connection with the beating of a man in Wethersfield while off-duty have been fired

Murders and manslaughters drop 33 percent in Connecticut

Murders and non-negligent manslaughters decreased 33 percent in Connecticut from 2015 to 2016, but the state saw a slight uptick in overall violent crime

The Codfather gets nearly 4 years for evading fishing quotas

A U.S. fishing magnate known as The Codfather who pleaded guilty to evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal has been sentenced in Boston to nearly four years in prison