UPDATED: Gov. LePage wants to make amends, doesn't rule out resigning


Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he plans to meet with a Democratic lawmaker to make amends for leaving an obscene rant on his voicemail that said, "I am after you."

Judge to decide if Rhode Island inmate serving a life sentence can marry

After hearing opposing arguments, a federal court judge in Providence will now determine if a convicted murderer serving a life sentence in Rhode Island state prison can get married

Former Wesleyan football player to avoid prison in drug case

A former Wesleyan University football player is expected to avoid prison time on charges he provided drugs to fellow members of the team

New school opens at site of Sandy Hook shooting rampage

About 400 students are attending school in Sandy Hook for the first time since a shooting rampage there killed 20 first-graders and six educators

Brown student accused of sex assault allowed back to class

A federal judge says a Brown University student accused of sexual assault may resume classes while his lawsuit against the Ivy League university is pending

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Providence bus driver charged in New York City cold case

A Rhode Island school bus driver has been charged in connection with a 1990 cold case murder in New York City

Boston duck boat fails to clear overpass, damages roof

Part of the roof of a Boston duck boat was torn off after a driver failed to clear a bridge while out on a tour in the city

$210 lobster bought from fish market, set free is found dead

A lobster bought from a Massachusetts fish market for $210 and set free by twin brothers who didn't want it to become someone's dinner has apparently died

New England governors, eastern Canadian premiers meet

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says energy, trade, economic issues and opioid addiction were among the topics discussed at the 40th Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers

Opioid epidemic has chilling effect on prescribing narcotics

The recent sanctions against doctors and "vilification" of opiate prescribers has created a glut of pain patients seeking narcotics, and many physicians are refusing to take them in Cape Cod

States review clean energy projects for New England region

Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island officials are joining with electric utilities to evaluate more than 50 solicitations from companies to build plants that would generate clean energy for all three states

Police: 13-year-old boy driving stolen car dies in crash

Police in Connecticut say a 13-year-old boy driving a stolen car has died in a fiery early morning crash

Brown: School will comply with grad student union ruling

Brown University says it will comply with a federal decision to allow graduate students to unionize

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Groton man charged in domestic incident

A Groton man was charged Monday with breaking into his girlfriend’s home and threatening her children after the woman said she wanted to end their relationship, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

New London police, firefighters respond to report of man jumping in Thames River

Police and firefighters responded to an incident early Saturday night in which a man was jumping into the water in the area of 400 Bank St.

Stonington teen leads police on chase, charged with DUI

Police charged a local teen with driving under the influence Saturday night after they say he refused to stop for officers while driving in excess of 70 miles per hour on Elmridge Road in Pawcatuck.

Miami trio charged in East Lyme with producing fake credit cards

Police announced Friday that on Aug. 19 they arrested three men from Miami, Fla., on charges of producing fraudulent credit cards.

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Norwich teachers, support staff get ready for Wednesday opening day

Norwich public school teachers and staff members heard words of encouragement as they prepared Tuesday for the start of school Wednesday.

Milford resident ill with state's first West Nile virus case this summer

A resident of Milford has tested positive for West Nile virus infection, the first human case of the illness associated with the virus in Connecticut this season, the state Department of Public Health announced Tuesday.

Who Knew? Duck River Cemetery

Visitors to the Duck River Cemetery in Old Lyme can find the resting places of those who played a role in the community’s — and the nation’s — history.

Who knew? Tanglewood Park

The 3.6-acre town-owned park in the Tanglewood subdivision overlooks Palmer Cove and offers a view of Haley Farm. The sound of birds create more of a background than do the sounds of passing cars.