New London talent show highlights youth achievements


More than 60 young people from New London and nine neighboring towns will participate in the fifth annual New London Youth Talent Show at the Garde Arts Center on March 14.

Big event brings big fun to New London

Children react to a magic trick performed by Entertainer Jason Pipitone at The Big Event 2015! presented Saturday by Dime Bank and the New London Kiwanis Club at Port 'N Starboard at Ocean Beach Park in New London.

Groton Board of Education submits $77.1 million budget

Groton Board of Education seeks a 2.7 percent spending increase for coming fiscal year amid concerns over shrinking tax base.

Police say two children found at home of alleged New London drug dealer

Police seized crack cocaine and other drugs from a New London home on Friday and arrested three people as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

State police spokesman Vance to be reassigned

Lt. J. Paul Vance, the longtime spokesman for the Connecticut State Police, is being reassigned as a supervisor in the department's traffic division.

Creutz promoted to police lieutenant in Ledyard

Ledyard — Police Sgt. Kenneth Creutz was promoted to lieutenant during a swearing-in ceremony held Wednesday night at Town Hall.

Coast Guard crew rescues fisherman from Thames River

The motor vessel John F. Kennedy was coming into New London Wednesday night when its crew noticed a man clinging to a pylon near City Pier.

Police locate Preston teen

Preston — Police on Wednesday have canceled a Silver Alert issued for a Preston teen who was reported missing Monday.

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Army Reserve officer nominated as Veterans Affairs commissioner

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has put forward Lt. Col. Sean Connolly of Hebron as his choice to succeed Linda Schwartz as the state's Veterans Affairs commissioner. Connolly must first, however, be confirmed by the General Assembly.

Navy weighs sooner start for submarine program

Navy officials have said they will consider moving up the date for the start of a new Virginia-class submarine program that would allow the boats to carry more firepower.

Commandant says Coast Guard hindered by budget

In his first State of the Coast Guard Address, Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, said he is concerned that “aging platforms and crumbling infrastructure continue to hinder mission success.”

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Overdoses occurred as Wesleyan boosted efforts

As drug overdoses left two Wesleyan students fighting for their lives, witnesses helped investigators quickly identify the suspects: The drug-dealing was an open secret, according to court documents.

UConn Foundation says open records would hurt fundraising

Hartford (AP) — The University of Connecticut Foundation has told state lawmakers any law forcing records to be opened to the public would make it harder to raise money.