Christopher R. Mims, 33, was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison in New London Superior Court for kidnapping the mother of his child and kicking and punching her while he drank alcohol in his Ledyard home last year.
When crews from Pawcatuck and Old Mystic arrived about 4:30 p.m., Pawcatuck fire Chief Kevin Burns said flames could be seen coming from the third floor of the three-story apartment building at 37 Stillman Ave. A crew from Westerly also responded.
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A formal opinion released Thursday by Attorney General George Jepsen warns of legal peril in rewriting state-employee contracts through legislation, but notes the free hand legislators have after contracts expire and the flexibility the courts have...