Salem School leaders try to head off trouble

Communication efforts by interim school administrators in recent months aim to better address issues and decrease tensions between parents and the school board.

Iraqi diplomat to speak Jan. 8 at Stonington’s La Grua Center

The La Grua Center in the borough will sponsor a discussion on the topic of Syria, Iraq, and ISIS on Jan. 8, 2015, at 6 p.m. led by Fareed Yasseen, the Iraqi ambassador to France.

Mystic Aquarium dives into planning annual Seal Splash

The Mystic Aquarium will hold its second annual Seal Splash, in which participants plunge into the waters off Misquamicut Beach, on Jan. 24 at noon at Paddy’s Restaurant on Atlantic Avenue.

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Calvert taking over from Gullotta, a change at the top of Child and Family Agency

Tom Gullotta, who has lead the region's social services giant Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut as its CEO for 30 years, is retiring in January.

Connecticut Yankee site in limbo as conservationists keep up hope

Conservationists have their eye on former Connecticut Yankee property.

Leaky roof closes unit at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital

The hospital is replacing the roof and, as part of the project, temporary drains were put in place. Due to the severity of the rains on Christmas Eve, the drains backed up.

Motorcyclist injured in Ledyard accident in stable condition

Ledyard Police say that Lucas Page, 21, of Gales Ferry, was the motorcyclist injured in an accident that occurred earlier today near Route 12.

UPDATED: Police cancel Silver Alert for missing Norwich man

Norwich – Police have cancelled a silver alert for Ruben Almeida, 67, who was reported missing Friday.Police report that the case has been resolved.

Portion of Route 163 in Montville reopens after car snaps utility pole

Route 163 in the area of Meeting House Lane has reopened after a car struck and snapped an utility pole early this morning.

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Mother: No justice yet in daughter's slaying in Hartford

Sandra Elliott says she hopes the new year will finally bring justice for the 2007 slaying of her daughter.

Unions seek legislative wins in Malloy's second term

Organized labor in Connecticut is taking credit for helping Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy win a second term and is now looking for legislative victories in 2015 with an agenda to expand union representation and broaden pension coverage.

Court: Private facilities serving the state must abide by local laws

The state's highest court on Friday sided with the town of Rocky Hill in a legal dispute, ruling a privately operated nursing facility for state prisoners, parolees and mental health clients should not be considered an arm of the state.

Politics top state's major news in 2014

The triumph and disgrace of political leaders dominated Connecticut headlines in 2014 as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy won re-election to a second term and former Gov. John G. Rowland became a two-time felon with a new federal conviction.

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