Norwich battling spike in fatal overdoses

While the number of drug overdose deaths in the state is projected to surpass last year’s total by more than 100, it could more than double here if the trend set by the first three months of 2016 continues.

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Ledyard man arrested Tuesday on drug charges

A Ledyard man was arrested on drug charges Tuesday evening after police searched 15 Ridge Road in Gales Ferry.

Norwich man faces multiple charges in domestic incident

A Norwich man was arrested on multiple charges after police say he kicked in the door of a Groton City home and fled into the woods.

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Sell Lighthouse Inn to the highest bidder

The city is not good at vetting developers and their proposals.

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Ospreys signal health of Sound's menhaden population

The purpose of Paul Spitzer's research at Great Island is to track the success of breeding ospreys as a way to evaluate the menhaden population in Long Island Sound.

Ledyard farm, StoneRidge collaborate to bring fresh produce to retirement community

Aiki Farms on Shewville Road and the new chef at StoneRidge, Bob Tripp, who took over in the spring, are collaborating to bring fresh local produce to the retirement community. With around 230 customers that are anywhere from 62 to 102 years old,...

Preston zoning board delays action on regulation to allow 'spiritual recovery' program

After a year of working on a proposed regulation to allow local churches to establish residential, religious-based “spiritual recovery” programs, the Planning and Zoning Commission remained uncomfortable with the wording and wanted...

Groton Town Council votes to send school construction program forward

The Town Council voted 6-0 Monday to adopt an ordinance appropriating $184.5 million to design and build a consolidated middle school and convert the two existing middle schools into renovated elmentary schools.

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Can you hear them now? New buoy listens for singing whales

Scientists have deployed a buoy off New York to monitor whales

Men-only Rhode Island yacht club dealing with fallout

A Rhode Island yacht club that only allows men as members is dealing with the fallout

UConn mac and cheese kid arrested in Florida after scuffle with police

Luke Gatti, the former UConn student who gained internet infamy when a video of his obscenity-laced tirade to a cafeteria worker about his need for a bacon jalapeño macaroni and cheese went viral on YouTube, has been arrested again in Florida.

Environmentalists unhappy with report on Plum Island sale

Environmentalists are skewering a new report by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security about the sale of Plum Island