Stonington proposes 7.5 percent hike in sewer rates

The Water Pollution Control Authority is proposing a 7.5 percent rate hike for all customers to help offset the increased cost of electricity and running three treatment plants with upgraded equipment.

Norwich board rejects rooming house owner's condemnation appeal

The Building Code Board of Appeals voted unanimously Thursday to reject an appeal by the owner of a Boswell Avenue rooming house who claimed city inspectors wrongly condemned the house on Jan. 2 and demanded financial compensation for lost rental...

Police: No serious injuries after 7-vehicle crash on I-95 in Waterford

A smashed-up car is seen on Interstate 95 south in Waterford after a tractor-trailer crashed into several vehicles there Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.   (Tim Martin/The Day)

Although crews have cleared up a Thursday afternoon crash that involved a tractor-trailer and six other vehicles, residual delays remained on Interstate 95 south.

LOCAL

Rep. Urban honored for work on law linking animal cruelty with violence

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has named state Rep. Diana Urban, D-North Stonington, as one of its Top 10 Animal Defenders for her successful effort to implement Desmond’s Law in Connecticut in 2016.

Norwich Free Academy board approves $460K in campus projects

The Norwich Free Academy Board of Trustees approved $460,000 in capital projects Tuesday for upgrades to several buildings this summer, including a new roof for the oldest part of the Bradlaw Building and new wheelchair lifts for three classroom...

Groton to market two former schools for development

Planning Director Jonathan Reiner said Tuesday the town would begin marketing the former Colonel Ledyard School and former Pleasant Valley Elementary School for development as soon as both are turned over to the town.

Scuffle at New London police headquarters injures 1 officer

One officer sustained minor injuries early Thursday morning after a 23-year-old “became aggressive” in the booking area of the New London police headquarters, according to police.

Early Thursday crash in Waterford leaves Uncasville man dead

A fatal, single-car crash forced crews to close Interstate 395 south for almost three hours Thursday morning.

Police: Former Bacon Academy student made threat on Instagram

Police arrested a former Bacon Academy High School student Tuesday after he allegedly made a threat related to his school via the social media platform Instagram.

STATE/NORTHEAST

Assault sends Bridgeport councilwoman to the hospital

Officials say a Connecticut councilwoman has been hospitalized after an assault

Prominent developer's death by train in Fairfield ruled a suicide

The death of a prominent developer who was struck and killed by a Metro-North train in Connecticut has been ruled a suicide

Mayor: Driver crashed car into Middlesex Hospital, set himself on fire

The car used to crash into the emergency room entrance at Middlesex Hospital waits to be loaded onto a flatbed trailer on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 in Middletown, Conn. A man with a history of violent behavior intentionally crashed a car filled with gasoline containers into a Connecticut hospital emergency room on Thursday and then set himself on fire, authorities said. (John Woike/Hartford Courant via AP)

Police: Driver intentionally crashed into a Connecticut hospital emergency room with a car that burst into flames.

Court rejects request to return Kennedy cousin to prison

In this Feb. 24, 2016 file photo, Michael Skakel enters the state Supreme Court for a hearing, in Hartford, Conn. A request by prosecutors to revoke Skakel's bail and send him back to prison while his murder case appeal is pending has been rejected. The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled against the state prosecutors’ request late Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018,  but did not elaborate.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Prosecutors' request to revoke Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's bail and send him back to prison while his murder case appeal is pending has been rejected