Most Stonington high students opted out of new assessment exam

More than 7 out of 10 Stonington High School juniors this past May opted out of taking the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium tests, which were being used for the first time to officially measure student achievement.

A light lunch

A red tailed hawk lands atop a utility pole with a snack caught in a grassy area off Rt. 1 near Grassy Hill Rd. in Old Lyme, Tuesday.

Falls prevention event planned by Ledge Light

The Ledge Light Health District's Falls Prevention Coalition is sponsoring its second annual falls-prevention expo Sept. 30 at the Groton Senior Center.

UPDATED: Route 161 reopens after crash in East Lyme

Route 161 in East Lyme was closed in both directions at Old Society Road for more than two hours following a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.

Hazmat spill contained at Waterford weigh station

Officials from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and area fire departments contained a hazardous material spill at the weigh station on Interstate 95 south.

Watch Hill firefighters extinguish 'suspicious' boat fire

Fire and police officials are investigating a suspicious boat fire that happened early this morning on Napatree Point.

New fire code prevents grills on most balconies of multifamily homes

A recent change in the Connecticut Fire Safety Code prevents the use of outdoor cooking devices, like grills, to be used on balconies of a multifamily homes that have three or more units.

Montville man drives car into mobile home, starts fire

No one was injured after a Montville man mistook his gas pedal for a brake pedal and drove his car into his mobile home around 10 a.m. Sunday, according to the Fire Department.

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Lyme veterans hosting fundraiser Sept. 12

Lyme — Local veterans are having a fundraising ham and bean dinner on Sept. 12 at Lyme's Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 each.

Lyme-Old Lyme VFW Post offers temporary assistance to local vets

The Lyme-Old Lyme VFW Post 1467 has provided significant monetary help in the form of temporary services assistance to no less than 16 local veterans and family members in the last two years.  For example, it has paid for tuition,...

Submarine officer advanced course graduation

Groton — Seventeen members of Class 15030 graduated from the Submarine Officer Advanced Course on Aug. 28. Capt. Bruce Derenski, USN, COMSUBLANT Shipyard Representative, Northeast, was the principal speaker. Lt. Nicholas Tuuk...

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