Police logs -- May 25

Xavier Aaron, 19, of 34 Cape Ann Court, New London, was charged Friday with interfering with a police officer, third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and fifth-degre larceny.

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.

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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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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.

Mitchell Etess: private man, public persona

An image of Mitchell Etess as a man of mystery hardly jibes with his high public profile, which the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut will celebrate Wednesday night when it awards the outgoing chief executive officer of the Mohegan Tribal...

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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.

Boston, several suburbs see major population growth

Boston, several suburbs see major population growth according to US Census