Ban the Box tries to keep job applicants' criminal past from ruining their future

The region's major employers, most of which have positions that require security clearances or professional licenses, have made the required adjustment to their hiring processes.

Local police want to invest in drones but want rules set first

Across the region, police officials have big ideas about how drones could bolster residents’ safety and well being.

UPDATE: I-95 northbound in Old Lyme reopened after crash

The northbound side of I-95 in Old Lyme was closed Sunday evening after a crash.

Police logs - Jan. 23

Arrests by state and local police departments

Suspect in Saturday night robbery at large after Norwich police chase, shoot at him

Police are looking for a man who robbed a Bridge Street deli Saturday night and then fled while officers shot at him.

Norwich police searching for man who allegedly shot at officer

State and local police have joined in a search for at least one person who reportedly shot at a Norwich police officer. No injuries were reported.

Police logs - Jan. 22, 2017

Arrests by state and local police departments.

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Bring on the downtown National Coast Guard Museum

Museum officials spent much of the last year changing the design of the proposed museum building...

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New London mayor says keeping qualified city employees trumps charter requirement

Mayor Michael Passero says sacrificing the team of staffers he’s assembled in his first year in office in order to comply with the City Charter is simply not something he’s capable of doing at this time.

Amtrak bypass forum slated for Tuesday night in Pawcatuck

SECoast, the nonprofit group fighting the controversial Amtrak bypass proposal, through the region will hold a public forum on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Pawcatuck firehouse.

A foggy walk

Tim Glavon, left, of New London, and his girlfriend Audrey Waterman, also of New London, walk through a thick fog along Ocean Beach Park boardwalk, in New London, Sunday.

Urban to hold forum Tuesday on what government should pay for

State Rep. Diana Urban, D-North Stonington, will hold the first of several community forums titled “How Much Government Do You Want?” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the police station.

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NY governor seeks $2B to fix some of nation's oldest pipes

New York has some of the nation's oldest water pipes, a problem that Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to address with $2 billion over five years

Rhode Island governor looks to pioneer free tuition for all

A college-for-all idea that sparked Democratic voter enthusiasm during the presidential race could now face one of its biggest tests in Rhode Island