New London opens cooling center as temps soar

With temperatures soaring into the 90s, Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio announced Wednesday he is opening the city’s cooling center at the Martin Center in the Senior Center at 120 Broad Street.

Old Lyme Democrats endorse Reemsnyder for third term

Democrats endorsed incumbent Bonnie Reemsnyder for a third term as first selectwoman at their caucus on Monday.

Waterford Democrats endorse Norwich planning official to run for first selectman

The Waterford Democratic caucus on Tuesday nominated Peter Davis, current director of Norwich Planning and Development, as their candidate for first selectment and his running mate, Glenn Patterson, a submarine construction planning consultant for...

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New London mayoral candidate Passero hosts forum Thursday

Democratic Mayoral Candidate Michael Passero plans to detail his public safety platform at a community forum Thursday at the New London VFW Post 189.

Army Corps plans hearings on draft plans for dredge materials

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a series of hearings Aug. 24-27 to receive public comments about its draft plan for managing dredged material in Long Island Sound and its draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Reading in the shade

Lou Esposito of Groton reads in the shade of a tree at UConn Avery Point Tuesday.

Accident closes Branch Hill Road in Preston

A portion of Branch Hill Road in Preston has been closed after a car struck at utility pole at about 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Key witness in Wirth homicide in Norwich hospitalized on eve of court hearing

As the life ebbed out of her in the early morning hours of Dec. 14, 2011, 26-year-old Jaclyn Wirth told a 911 dispatcher she was "pouring out blood," and begged responders to hurry. In the background, her 7-year-old son, Sergio, cried and screamed,...

East Lyme investigator Jean Cavanaugh gives voice to victims of sexual assault

Investigator Jean Cavanaugh's work is heartbreaking, but rewarding. She is a member of a regional multi-disciplinary team of professionals that collaborates on child sexual assault cases. She is a certified forensic interviewer and is sometimes...

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Mayor Finizio campaigns on park plan he had no part in devising

The mayor is promoting a park plan developed by someone who once ran a nonprofit his administration...

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Stratford man accused of performing sex act with shrubbery

Stratford man charged with public indecency, accused of performing sex act with shrubbery

Legislators still not committed to Malloy's idea of transportation lockbox

While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy watched his transportation initiative take another step forward Tuesday, it remained uncertain whether legislators are willing to insulate transportation funds from future budget cuts.

Connecticut panel approves first batch of transportation projects

Bond Commission approves first batch of Connecticut transportation overhaul projects

More than a dozen families left homeless in Hartford fire

Firefighters suffer minor injuries, more than a dozen families left homeless in Hartford fire

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