New London man pleads guilty to distributing heroin that led to two overdose deaths

A New London man who provided the heroin with fentanyl that led to the overdose deaths of two women in May 2016 pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

Downed tree, wires close multiple roads in Waterford

Police have closed multiple roads as high winds continuing in the region begin to take down trees and wires.

Man charged with driving away from traffic stop in East Lyme

A Colchester man is facing charges after he allegedly stopped his red pickup truck for police but then drove off, taking his three minor passengers with him.

Families of victim, killer united in suffering at sentencing hearing

The mother of homicide victim Anthony Hamlin hugged the mother of one of his killers Tuesday in New London Superior Court during a sentencing hearing fraught with the conflicting emotions of both families.

Police investigating report of Mystic home invasion

Stonington police say they are investigating a report of a home invasion Tuesday morning at a home on Hewitt Road.

Uncasville man charged with sexual assault

An Uncasville man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a reported sexual assault in Montville in 2016.

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Army Corps may not fix Enders Island sea wall after all

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Norwich health center awarded grants to combat opioid crisis

United Community & Family Services last week was named one of 16 centers statewide and more than 1,100 nationwide to receive federal funding made available as the country’s opioid crisis worsens.

East Lyme takes well offline; town officials say water is safe

The town said it immediately took a well offline after E. Coli was detected late Tuesday in the raw water prior to being treated and entering the distribution system.

Mystic Seaport to unveil five new exhibits next year

In an effort to appeal to an even wider audience, Mystic Seaport announced Tuesday the opening of five new major exhibits next year including the first known museum use of Microsoft’s new holographic technology, an exhibition of Viking...

Old Lyme student receives first Musical Masterworks scholarship

Abigail Nickell, executive director of Community Music School, and Alden Murphy, president of Musical Masterworks, present Giovanna Parnoff, a pianist and sixth grade student from Old Lyme, with the first Musical Masterworks Scholarship in Honor of Nancy D. Thomas. (photo submitted)

The Musical Masterworks scholarship provides a full year of 30-minute music lessons for a middle school student in Middlesex or New London County and will be awarded annually for the next four years.

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New Britain fire chief retires after racial insensitivity probe

A Connecticut fire chief will retire after being placed on paid leave following an investigation that faulted him for racial insensitivity

Ex-teacher charged with stealing $88K from Connecticut PTO

A Connecticut town's former teacher of the year has been charged with stealing more than $88,000 in Parent Teacher Organization funds