Courtney picks Navy veteran as new military and veterans' rep

U.S. Rep Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, announced Friday that Manuel Meneses, a retired Navy veteran, has joined his office as the new military and veterans' representative for the Second Congressional District.

Active shooter drill at sub base tests response to insider threat

"Can I defend against a person who shows up at a gate with a gun? Yeah, because I can shut my gates," said Capt. Paul Whitescarver, commanding officer of the Submarine Base. "But a person who's disgruntled inside the fence line, that's tough."

Commanding officer of USS Dallas removed from duty

Capt. Oliver Lewis, who recently became commander of Submarine Squadron 12, headquartered at the base, removed Byers from his position.

Connecticut's federal lawmakers applaud final passage of CG Authorization Act

Connecticut's federal lawmakers are applauding final passage of the Coast Guard Authorization Act, including language that allows federal funding to support displays and exhibits — which would include, for example, structures inside the...

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New London's two homeless shelters look toward more collaboration

A consultant with expertise in linking nonprofit agencies is working with the Covenant Shelter and Homeless Hospitality Center to determine if there should be more collaboration or possible consolidation.

Judge to ponder possibility of special election in New London

A Superior Court judge has asked for more information before he rules on an injunction request that could lead to a special election for Democratic Town Committee members in the second voting district.

Maynard's status unknown as legislative session opens Wednesday

It is unknown if State Senator Andrew Maynard, D-Stonington, will be on hand for the start of the General Assembly session in Hartford on Wednesday, as the five-term senator and his spokesmen have not responded to e-mails and phone calls.

Rail service to Westerly endorsed by state panel

The Connecticut Public Transportation Commission issued a report Monday recommending extension of Shore Line East rail service to Mystic and Westerly as soon as possible.

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Some Foxwoods bartenders must be 'physically attractive' and 'toned'

Job requirements for bartenders at Fox Tower set the qualifications bar higher.

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Fire displaces North Stonington family

A chimney fire in a Norwich-Westerly Road home Wednesday night displaced four people and caused moderate damage to the home, a fire official said Thursday.

Task force arrests Norwich man on heroin, crack charges

An investigation into heroin sales in southeastern Connecticut by the Regional Community Enhancement Task Force led to the arrest of a Norwich man this week on multiple drug-related charges.

Police: Man driving stolen car charged with marijuana possession

A man who abandoned a stolen car when it became disabled on Route 2 was charged after officers found more than an ounce of marijuana in his possession, according to Norwich police.

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Former Mayor Cianci to lie in repose at Providence City Hall

Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci (see-AN'-see) will lie in repose at City Hall outside the office he occupied for more than 21 years

Connecticut woman's unsolved slaying causes concern, speculation

The killing of a mother of two in Connecticut remains unsolved six weeks after she was found shot to death in her home