Third Preston school budget referendum to be held Tuesday

Voters will return to the polls Tuesday in the third attempt to pass a 2016-17 school budget.

Changes in store for next term in New London Judicial District

The New London Judicial District will have a new administrative judge — Hillary B. Strackbein — when the new judicial term gets underway after Labor Day.

Early music festival winds down in New London

Peter Stillman of Somerville, Mass. checks two museum reproduction soprano Shawm woodwind horns before a rehearsal of the German Shawm Band as part of a classroom session at the Amherst Early Music Festival at Connecticut College Friday afternoon.

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Needleman says he's first to qualify for public finance in 33rd District state Senate race

Democratic state Senate candidate Norm Needleman, who is running in the 33rd District, announced this week that his campaign has reached the fundraising requirements needed to qualify for public financing in compliance with the Citizens’...

Residents invited to give input on state’s climate change strategy

The Governor’s Council on Climate Change will host a second round of stakeholder events from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, with refreshments available at 5 p.m.

Maritime society to host concert of music commemorating Revolutionary and Civil wars

The New London Maritime Society will be hosting pianist Aymeric Dupré la Tour and baritone Thomas Mullaney in a concert featuring music inspired by the American Revolutionary War and the Civil War on Saturday, July 22.

Construction work ongoing on several Waterford roads

In addition to Waterford Parkway North and Waterford Parkway South, crews also will be working on Clark Lane and Spithead and Old Colchester roads this week, police said.

Police issue Silver Alert for missing Ledyard teen

Jayla Lasane is described as a black female with black hair and brown eyes, weighing 115 pounds and standing a little over 5 feet tall.

Two Wednesday night crashes in Lyme result in one minor injury

Only one person was injured in two separate crashes that occurred within minutes of each other on Blood Street on Wednesday night, according to state police.

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A debate question for Rep. Hewett

The strange tale of a lawmaker who surreptitiously introduced a lobbyist's plan for a new taxing...

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Connecticut GOP delegates say Trump's message resonating in state

Returning Connecticut delegates to the Republican National Convention say Donald Trump's message will resonate with the state's voters

Man gets four years in prison for attacking girlfriend with guitar

A Fall River man who smashed a guitar into his girlfriend's head so hard that pieces became embedded in her skin been sentenced to up to four years in prison

Protective custody rules in Massachusetts extended to drug overdose cases

Massachusetts police officers will soon have the authority to place into protective custody a person who's believed to be suffering a drug overdose, and bring them to a treatment center even without their content

Massachusetts gets more than $1M in federal Zika money

Massachusetts is getting more than $1 million from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fight the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus

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Battered bronze sphere returning to World Trade Center site

A 25-ton, bronze sphere ravaged by the collapsing World Trade Center is returning to a spot overlooking the rebuilt site