As planned sale of Plum Island generates interest, livestock disease research continues

The federal agency charged with selling Plum Island has been receiving eight to 10 calls per month from people interested in the planned sale of the 840-acre property where the federal animal disease research laboratories have been located for the...

Consultants tour Norwich schools for possible bids on facilities study

Representatives from 23 construction, architectural and engineering firms toured 13 schools in the city’s search for a firm to conduct an extensive study of the entire school system for possible restructuring and consolidation.

Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba visits New London

Crew of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba (WMEC 907) return to the cutter docked at Fort Trumbull Pier 7 after a brief shore leave when the cutter stopped in New London for fuel and maintenance Thursday.

New London police find heroin, facsimile firearms at camper

Police said they arrested two individuals Thursday at the scene of a camper — camouflaged from public sight — that contained heroin, materials to manufacture the drug, and facsimile firearms.

UPDATED: Silver Alert issued for missing New London teen

Police are seeking public assistance in locating a 13-year-old New London boy last seen on Wednesday.

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.

No one injured in kitchen fire Sunday on Allen Drive in Montville

Red Cross helps two adults after kitchen fire on Sunday in multi-family structure in Montville.

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,...

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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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USS Springfield Class Joins the Fleet

Groton — Seventy-five Sailors of "Class 15340" USS Springfield (SSN-761), graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School on July 24. Seaman Travis Carel was class honorman with a 95.96 GPA. Carel continues in Information Technician...

Heydon takes helm from Grasdock as supervisor of shipbuilding in Groton

Capt. Darlene Grasdock was relieved of her duties as supervisor of shipbuilding, conversion and repair in Groton by Capt. Jeffrey Heydon in a change of command ceremony Friday at Fort Trumbull State Park.

Electric Boat rolling out Illinois

Rollout of the Illinois, of which first lady Michelle Obama is the sponsor, began Friday morning.

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Audit finds repeated errors at Connecticut child welfare agency

Auditors find repeated financial and administrative errors at Connecticut child welfare agency

Dredged materials dumped into Long Island Sound spur debate

Long Island Sound plan drives debate in New York, Connecticut over dredged material dumping

Hartford man gets 37 years in prison for cold case killings

Hartford man gets 37 years in prison for 2 killings featured on 'cold case playing cards'