Meditating in New London


Participants in a biweekly yoga class meditate in the gymnasium of the Martin Center in New London.

Stoneview Children's University celebrates Montessori Education Week

Students at Stoneview Children's University celebrated a proclamation from Gov. Dannel Malloy declaring this week as Montessori Education Week in the state. State Sen. Cathy Osten read the proclamation from the governor.

Consultants present options for Groton school construction

The consultants advising Groton on new school construction outlined a new option Thursday: Demolish Carl C. Cutler and West Side middle schools and build new elementary schools on those sites.

State police spokesman Vance to be reassigned

Lt. J. Paul Vance, the longtime spokesman for the Connecticut State Police, is being reassigned as a supervisor in the department's traffic division.

Creutz promoted to police lieutenant in Ledyard

Ledyard — Police Sgt. Kenneth Creutz was promoted to lieutenant during a swearing-in ceremony held Wednesday night at Town Hall.

Coast Guard crew rescues fisherman from Thames River

The motor vessel John F. Kennedy was coming into New London Wednesday night when its crew noticed a man clinging to a pylon near City Pier.

Police locate Preston teen

Preston — Police on Wednesday have canceled a Silver Alert issued for a Preston teen who was reported missing Monday.

Poquonnock Bridge fire chief: 'Major gas leak' occurred at Groton post office

A “major gas leak” occurred a little after 3 p.m. at the U.S. Post Office at 100 Plaza Court in Groton, according to Poquonnock Bridge Fire Department Chief Joe Winski.

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State put DECD Deputy Commissioner Christopher "Kip" Bergstrom in charge of planning for Amistad's...

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Army Reserve officer nominated as Veterans Affairs commissioner

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has put forward Lt. Col. Sean Connolly of Hebron as his choice to succeed Linda Schwartz as the state's Veterans Affairs commissioner. Connolly must first, however, be confirmed by the General Assembly.

Navy weighs sooner start for submarine program

Navy officials have said they will consider moving up the date for the start of a new Virginia-class submarine program that would allow the boats to carry more firepower.

Commandant says Coast Guard hindered by budget

In his first State of the Coast Guard Address, Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, said he is concerned that “aging platforms and crumbling infrastructure continue to hinder mission success.”

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UConn Foundation says open records would hurt fundraising

Hartford (AP) — The University of Connecticut Foundation has told state lawmakers any law forcing records to be opened to the public would make it harder to raise money.

Malloy doubts lawmakers will increase taxes in response to budget cuts

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has heard the growing complaints about his proposed spending cuts but doubts the General Assembly has the appetite to ultimately increase taxes to cover those reductions.