School superintendents, elected officials meet Monday to discuss regional response to opioid crisis

School superintendents from area towns met with members of the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments Regional Heroin Response Committee on Monday morning to discuss ways to collaborate to combat rising opioid abuse.

East Lyme, Salem students learn about local environment

Steven Kirsch, a third-grade teacher at Flanders Elementary School, said that if children start learning about the environment at a young age, they will have lifelong habits.

Moment of silence Monday to remember baseball coach

Family members and friends gathered Monday in New London to remember Peter Rodney Fajayan Sr., a longtime Little League and Babe Ruth League coach, who died in a canoeing accident on Sunday in North Stonington.

Fire destroys Pawcatuck garage

Pawcatuck firefighters extinguished a fire Monday night that destroyed a garage and its contents at 6 Andrews St.

Click It or Ticket campaign begins

Several local police departments on Monday began taking part in the latest nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign which is set to last through June 5.

Task force seizes fentanyl-laced heroin from Groton property

Area police departments seized heroin, an illegal handgun and numerous types of motor vehicles including a Bentley while arresting a Groton man during a raid Monday morning in Groton.

Police arrest man after he allegedly displayed a gun inside a New London nursing home

Police said they have arrested a man after he allegedly displayed a gun Monday afternoon inside the Kindred Crossings West nursing home while he was intoxicated.

Fire officials invited to register for two-day leadership training

Fire service leaders from across the state are invited to register for a two-day, hands-on training opportunity set to begin June 3 at the Connecticut Fire Academy.

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Blumenthal pushes housing bill for homeless veterans

Proposed federal legislation would make it easier for states like Connecticut to convert temporary housing for homeless veterans into permanent housing.

Mystic VFW to again host Memorial Day parade

Mystic — The Hugo A. Simonelli Post 3263, Veterans of Foreign Wars will again sponsor the Mystic Memorial Day Parade on May 30.  Vietnam War veteran Sgt. Craig Floyd will be the Parade Marshal. All units are...

Fleet Reserve Association to place flags on veterans' graves in Colonel Ledyard Cemetery, Star Hill Burying Grounds

Groton — Branch and Unit 20 of the Fleet Reserve Association will place flags on the graves of veterans in Colonel Ledyard Cemetery and the Star Hill Burying Grounds on May 28.  Volunteers will gather at the cemetery at 8...

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Springfield heroin trafficker sentenced to serve 9-10 years

A 53-year-old native of the Dominican Republic who had been living illegally in Springfield has been sentenced to serve between nine and 10 years behind bars for trafficking heroin

Blumenthal raffles D.C. lunch with himself – and Elizabeth Warren

To raise funds, Richard Blumenthal is raffling off a lunch with himself in Washington, D.C.

Connecticut ex-POW in Japan to travel with Obama to Hiroshima

An American held by Japan as a prisoner of war in World War II and forced to work in a copper mine has been invited to accompany President Barack Obama on his historic visit to Hiroshima this week