Connecticut state parks in jeopardy from state budget cuts, advocates warn


Just as Memorial Day weekend approaches and many people will be heading to state parks to enjoy the warm, sunny weather in the forecast, advocacy groups are calling attention to the threats to parks looming in the legislature.

Newtown ordered to pay long-term disability to officer

Newtown ordered to pay disability to officer who has not worked since Sandy Hook shooting

Senate passes revamped Connecticut casino bill

Senate passes revamped tribal casino legislation; creates two-step process for possible casino

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Father charged after autopsy finds alcohol in baby's body

Father charged with manslaughter after alcohol found in autopsy of 5-month old

Connecticut says it has six months of transportation funds if Congress fails to act

The law that authorizes federal transportation spending in Connecticut and across the nation runs out at the end of the month, and the fund that pays for that spending is expected to go broke two months later, but Connecticut says it has...

House adopts ‘drive-only’ license bill

The House of Representatives adopted a measure late Monday that would make it easier for undocumented residents to obtain a restricted, “drive-only” license.

Rally planned at Connecticut Capitol for AIDS Awareness Day

Activists to rally at Connecticut state Capitol for annual AIDS Awareness Day

Shelton High School staff decides what's haute and what's not allowed for prom

Say yes to the dress? Not for 6 dresses Connecticut high school reviewed in prom crackdown

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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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New London police investigating possible hit-and-run accident

The woman was walking her dog on Montauk Avenue on Wednesday evening when she was possibly struck by some type of vehicle causing her to be knocked to the ground, according to police.

State police charge Florida man with sexual assault

A Florida man was extradited from the Indiana Department of Correction and arraigned Wednesday in Norwich Superior Court on sexual assault charges.

Six Groton businesses cited for selling tobacco to minor

Groton Town police on Tuesday cited six local businesses for selling tobacco products to an underage buyer during unannounced compliance inspections.

Former Chaplin tax collector charged with embezzlement

State police have charged the former tax collector for Chaplin on charges she was stealing tax payments made in cash and replacing them with other payments as they came in.

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DEEP asks public to stay away from nesting shorebirds

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on Thursday announced that Charles Island in Milford and Duck Island in Westbrook will be closed to the public through Sept. 9 to prevent disturbances to nesting birds.

Casino opponents take aim at altered bill

As amended, the bill would authorize the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to jointly solicit proposals from municipalities interested in hosting “a possible casino gaming facility.” Before any such casino could be developed, the...

Coast Guard Academy sailboats race along the Thames

Sailboats from the United States Coast Guard Academy raced along the Thames River between Groton and New London Thursday. The chance of rain increases into the evening through Friday morning before the sun returns through the Memorial Day weekend,...

East Lyme residents approve budget

Residents approved a $67,145,328 budget for 2015-16 at a townwide referendum on Thursday.