Blumenthal to speak Tuesday at aquarium on national monument designation

As part of Mystic Aquarium's Conservation in Action speaker series, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D- Connecticut, will speak Tuesday night about the effort to designate the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts area as the nation's first Marine...

Holy Ghost Festival this weekend in Stonington borough

The annual Portuguese Holy Ghost Society festival will be held this weekend in Stonington borough.

Nimble Arts Circus takes over Parade Plaza on Sunday

Parade Plaza will be a real circus on Sunday.

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2016 Maritime Heritage Festival kicks off Sept. 9

This year's festival has been extended to three days and is one of the last major events of the yearlong celebration known as Connecticut's Submarine Century.

UConn-Avery Point drawing students from more communities

The University of Connecticut at Avery Point expects to enroll 240 new freshmen and 40 new transfer students this fall, including students from 81 high schools, campus director Annemarie Seifert said.

Brain injury rehab and support service company expanding to Norwich

A Thomaston-based brain injury rehabilitation and support service company is expanding to Norwich, opening a 6,500-square-foot facility at 558 W. Thames St. that will offer art, music and work therapy, including an art gallery and furniture shop...

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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The Coast Guard museum has no parking plan

The museum expects the city to take responsibility for downtown parking.

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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

Rhode Island test scores improve, but achievement gap widens

Rhode Island's standardized test scores have improved but there's a growing achievement gap between white and minority students

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