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Frigid weekend prompts warnings for local residents

With a polar air mass from Canada settling over the region this weekend, local residents are being warned to brace for the coldest temperatures so far this winter on Saturday and Sunday, and take steps to avoid frostbite.

Groton joins program to increase energy efficiency

The Clean Energy Communities program helps cities and towns save energy and increase the installation of renewable energy.

Jon Mann elected Ledyard fire chief at 23

When Jon Mann was 12 or 14, his father James used to work long hours as the chief of the Ledyard Fire Department and would bring Jon to the station, where he would spend his time washing wheels and polishing the lug nuts on the company’s...

Officials: Coordinated effort needed to tackle heroin addiction in region

Tackling heroin addiction in the region will require a coordinated effort, from mental health services to education to new laws, local and state elected officials said Thursday.

Lease approval could bring oysters back to Ledyard

The town is working to develop a lease that would restore oyster beds which have been vacant since the 1990s. Jim Markow is also planning on harvesting naturally set oysters, which are trickier to grow.

Daddy's girl

Shandar Butler of New London, plays ball with his 3-year-old daughter Sanaa Butler, in the gymnasium of the Martin Center in New London, on Thursday.

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Malloy, Wyman, Murphy, Blumenthal, Courtney, DeLauro, Esty et al got Berned

Connecticut's Democratic establishment all campaigned for Clinton in New Hampshire.

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Animals escape injury in Gales Ferry barn fire

Two dozen animals, including goats and miniature horses, escaped injury Thursday during a fire at a small barn at the Fluff & Udders Farm at 976 Long Cove Road in Gales Ferry.

Ramos apology letter, confession aired to jury at Norwich murder trial

"I was the man who hurt your family," Jose E. Ramos, who is also known as "Kool-Aid," began in an apology letter to the mother of shooting victim Tynel Hardwick. "I wish I could tell you why I did it, but I truthfully don't know."

New London police seize heroin, arrest two suspected drug dealers

Police on Thursday made two separate heroin-related arrests, seizing drugs, cash and paraphernalia from homes on Blackhall and Farnsworth streets.

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Norwich man faces child porn charges

State police arrested a Norwich man Thursday on charges he allegedly emailed child pornography to an individual in Rhode Island.

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Van hits plane at Boston airport; no injuries reported

A refueling van has struck a plane at Boston's Logan International Airport, damaging the jet but causing no injuries to the passengers

Nonprofit to pay back $392K to R.I. child welfare agency

A Providence nonprofit organization will pay back more than $390,000 to the Department of Children, Youth and families as part of an agreement prompted by a state audit last year