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Casting director

A fisherman casts his line from the breakwater while fishing at the Dock Road boat launch in Waterford, Wednesday.

Petition calls for North Stonington town meeting that could change election procedure

Members of the North Stonington Board of Selectmen on Thursday are expected to set a special town meeting for Sept. 14 to discuss two potential new ordinances.

DEEP announces availability of grants for aquatic weed control

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Wednesday the availability of funding for projects to reduce aquatic invasive species on inland waters.

Putting summer back in the tube

Heather and Chris Williams of Montville use their inflatable floating tubes to cool off at Uncas Lake in Lyme, Wednesday.

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State's wildlife policy debated after encounter with bear

Encounter between woman, bear provokes new round of debate over Connecticut wildlife policy

6 hurt in collapse at Bryant University construction site

6 hurt as athletic facility under construction collapses at Bryant University

Woman delivers hand grenade to police, prompts evacuation

Police evacuate department, homes after woman brings in grenade

Bridgeport man arrested after crashing in construction zone

Bridgeport man crashes in I-95 construction zone after police chase, injuring 4 and himself