Salem tax base increases by 1 percent

The town's tax base grew by just over 1 percent in 2015 to $366.7 million, according to calculations from assessor Barbara Perry.

Marine toxicologist to speak at Mitchell College

Susan Shaw, marine toxicologist, public health professional, explorer and author who dove into the Gulf of Mexico oil slick a month after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in 2010 will give a talk at the Weller Center at Mitchell College Feb.

A sunset walk

Walkers wander the paths at Harkness Memorial State Park just before sunset in Waterford after a day of clouds and snow flurries Wednesday.

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Stonington ZBA rejects variance for Mystic microbrewery

The Zoning Board of Appeals denied a variance request Tuesday from a Mystic man who is seeking to open a microbrewery in the Mystic Junction building at 40-44 Washington St. in Mystic.

Winter cookout

Charles Strutt and his wife Judy prepare fresh grilled cheeseburgers forthe teachers at St.Bernard High School for Teacher Appreciation Day at theschool in Uncasville, on Tuesday. The Strutt's volunteered for grill

Proposed Montville school budget would eliminate 4 teachers

Special education costs would drive a 1.9 percent increase from the current school budget, Superintendent Brian Levesque told the board Tuesday.

Two suffer minor injuries in partial ceiling collapse in New London apartment

Two tenants of an apartment on Franklin Street were taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Tuesday night.

Car crashes into house in Stonington Borough

A woman was taken to the hospital Sunday morning after police and fire officials say she crashed into a parked car and then a stone house adjacent to St. Mary Church in the borough.

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Malloy, Wyman, Murphy, Blumenthal, Courtney, DeLauro, Esty et al got Berned

Connecticut's Democratic establishment all campaigned for Clinton in New Hampshire.

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Boston program allows smokers to vote with their butts

Boston is trying to rid city streets of unsightly cigarette butts with special receptacles that will allow smokers to vote on a simple question

Man who shot Connecticut trooper unlikely to be charged

Authorities say a Maine man who shot a Connecticut State Police trooper in Texas is unlikely to be charged

Man who spent 30 years in prison is freed pending new trial

A man who spent 3 decades in prison for a rape conviction based in part on a strand of hair has been freed by a judge in Massachusetts

What Could UConn Budget Cuts Mean For Students?

Gov. 's proposed budget calls for across-the-board cuts, including a combined $31.2 million reduction in funding to the and UConn Health.

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Adnan Syed prosecutor rejects 'Serial' podcast, saying, 'He did it.'

A defense attorney says "we proved our case" that Adnan Syed deserves a retrial because his lawyers failed to call a key alibi witness and because prosecutors presented misleading cell tower data at trial 15 years ago