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.

East Lyme residents approve budget

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

Groton, Ledyard parent groups warn against underage drinking parties

The Groton Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and the Ledyard Safe Teens Coalition on Thursday reminded parents not to host or allow their children to attend underage drinking parties.

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Cleaning up at Foxwoods

Christina Valencia, a employee in the maintenance department at the new Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods Resort Casino, sweeps up debris, as guests tour the new facility, Wednesday.

NFA marine science students clean Norwich waterfront for holiday weekend

Marine sciences teacher Seth Yarish received a $500 grant from the Last Green Valley, the region’s National Heritage Corridor agency, to have students conduct cleanups and record the trash and debris that they find.

First step of open space proposal reached with East Lyme selectmen's vote

The East Lyme Board of Selectmen unanimously voted Wednesday to approve contributing $350,000 to purchase a conservation easement on a 166-acre parcel at the headwaters of the Niantic River.

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.

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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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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

Father charged after autopsy finds alcohol in baby's body

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

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