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Waterford nursing home honors vets with photo wall, ceremony

The decades-old photos of several current and recent residents of the Waterford rehabilitation and nursing center now hang in its front entrance.

Wheeler ceremonies mark Memorial Day with student essays

The middle and high schools each spent an hour Thursday marking Memorial Day, with ceremonies that recognized seniors going into the military, student essays and performances by the Wheeler band and chorus.

New nature center, bath house opens at Hammonasset

A new nature center and bath house opened Thursday at Hammonasset Beach State Park.

Sailing weather

A Mitchell College sailing class, in partnership with New England Science & Sailing, leaves the Mitchell College Sailing Center dock to go sailing Thursday.

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High Court reaffirms the end of Connecticut’s death penalty

Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld its landmark ruling declaring the state's death penalty unconstitutional and abolishing capital punishment

State handing towns responsibility for unclaimed human remains

State budget cuts mean Connecticut municipalities now must take responsibility for disposition and, in some cases, storage and transportation of unclaimed human remains, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Connecticut lawmakers urged to consider tougher e-cig laws

Connecticut lawmakers are being urged to pass tougher restrictions on electronic cigarettes and vapor products, such as taxing them the same as tobacco cigarettes and banning flavors

US agency loses $450K camera during underwater scallop study

Researchers on a vessel chartered by the federal government have lost a $450,000 underwater camera, delaying surveys important to the scallop industry