Beachgoers brave cold water, chilly wind for a day in the sun


Area beaches draw crowds on the second day of the Memorial Day weekend

New London vigil remembers fallen soldiers, educates students

Servicemen, politicians, residents and students of varying ages packed Parade Plaza Sunday night, taking in the sights and sounds of the eighth annual Memorial Day and Hope Week Candlelight Vigil.

New London woman went from teen mom to pharmacy school grad

Anissa Turner made sure the deaths of her parents and becoming a mother while a junior at Waterford High School did not stop her from fulfilling her dream of becoming a pharmacist.

Motorcyclist injured in Stonington crash

Police say a motorcyclist was seriously injured Saturday afternoon when he went off the road in the area of 875 Pequot Trail.

Man dies in Westerly quarry fall

Police say a 28-year-old local man fell up to 100 feet at a quarry in the Bradford section of town early Sunday morning and later died.

Fire destroys Pawcatuck garage, car inside

Pawcatuck firefighters saved a house from being destroyed Saturday night after fire engulfed an attached garage.

Motorcycle rally means periodic road closures in area starting at 11 a.m.

Area drivers can expect road closures throughout the region starting at 11 a.m. Sunday in connection with a motorcycle rally that begins at Mike’s Harley Davidson on Bank Street in New London.

State police release preliminary Memorial Day weekend traffic stats

State Police have released statistics from Memorial Day weekend traffic enforcement Friday, Saturday and through 7 a.m. Sunday.

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A Connecticut commuter train to Westerly?

An idea to extend Shore Line East service to Rhode Island needs traction.

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Connecticut Better Business Bureau soliciting nominations for local military heroes

Cromwell — Connecticut Better Business Bureau is soliciting nominations for nine local military heroes for recognition, at the BBB sponsored Military Appreciation Night on Aug. 21 at the Connecticut Tigers' Dodd Stadium in...

Thames River Detachment to hold planning meeting Tuesday

Norwich — The Thames River Detachment of the Marine Corps League will be holding a planning meeting at 6 p.m. on May 26 at the Norwich VFW. The agenda will cover State Convention planning, followed by the regular planning...

March of Dimes surprise military moms-to-be with baby shower

Groton — The March of Dimes surprised 27 expectant military moms in Connecticut with an educational baby shower and gifts at the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa, just minutes away from Naval Submarine Base New London. The moms-to-be...

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Bill that would tax some college property awaits Senate vote

Bill requiring Connecticut colleges to pay tax on residential property awaits Senate vote

Waters in Westerly, Newport reopened to shellfishing

Waters in Newport, Westerly reopened to shellfishing, seasonal closures go into effect

Bill expanding workers comp for first responders approved by Connecticut state Senate

The Senate early Friday approved a bill that would significantly expand the workers compensation system for first responders.