Waterford assessor had front-row seat to four decades of economic changes


Mike Bekech, who has watched the ups and downs of the real estate market and the local economy from his desks at five town and city halls, has retired as the town's assessor.

Westerly Land Trust announces acquisition of new parcel

The Westerly Land Trust announced Monday that is has expanded its Sunnyacres Preserve by purchasing four acres of land on Post Road in Westerly from Carolyn Basham.

Malloy, unions close to tentative deal on nearly $1.6B in concessions over 2 years

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state employee unions stand on the cusp of a concessions deal worth close to $1.6 billion over the next two fiscal years, sources close to the talks said.

Old Saybrook police announce checkpoints

Police have announced that they began conducting seatbelt and traffic safety checkpoints beginning on Monday.

Police seize drugs from New London apartment

Police on Thursday arrested a New London man after they confiscated cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and Suboxone from his apartment.

Police: 3 injured after fleeing traffic stop, then crashing in Norwich

Emergency crews on Sunday night had to extricate two people from a wrecked car officers had been chasing earlier Sunday, according to police.

Norwich police, FBI arrest alleged heroin trafficker

City police said they assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation in arresting an alleged Massachusetts heroin trafficker on federal narcotics charges last week.

Groton Town Police charge man with illegal possession of a handgun

Town police, along with the Regional Community Enhancement Task Force, said they have charged a New London man on gun-related charges and seized from him a Smith & Wesson Sigma .40 caliber pistol with a high-capacity magazine.

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Hidden vault uncovered at Rhode Island capitol

Workers at the Rhode Island State House are taking guesses at what might be hidden behind a recently uncovered vault door

70-year-old man dies in crash days before college graduation

Police say a 70-year-old Rhode Island man was killed last week in a car crash, days before he was supposed to walk in his college graduation

Eventful Yale commencement includes protest, interruption

Graduation day at Yale included the awarding of degrees, a union demonstration and an impromptu speech by a man who was later tackled