Connecticut soldiers to deploy to Afghanistan, Guantanamo

Hartford (AP) — About 90 Connecticut soldiers are deploying to Afghanistan and Guantanamo, Cuba.

Responders clear roof after resident dies shoveling snow

Manchester (AP) — First responders who tried to save a man's life when he collapsed while shoveling snow off his roof returned to finish the work after he died.

Report: Number of young children kicked out of school rises

Hartford (AP) — A state education report says suspensions of children younger than 7 from Connecticut's public schools jumped nearly 10 percent last year.

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Removal of library painting stirs Trumbull free speech fight

Trumbull (AP) — A painting in Trumbull's library depicting Mother Teresa and Margaret Sanger, an early birth control advocate, is at the center of a free speech fight.

Malloy, Wyman to attend unveiling of Mohegan Sun hotel plan

Mohegan — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman will join Mohegan tribal officials Thursday morning at a press conference regarding plans for Mohegan Sun’s new hotel, the casino announced. 

Ex-Rhode Island speaker to plead guilty to federal charges

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Former House Speaker Gordon Fox was charged and agreed to plead guilty to bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse,...

State debates how to regulate Uber, others

Connecticut is the latest state to grapple with how to regulate Uber and other ride-hailing services being embraced by the public but angering the long-established taxi and livery industry.

Home-schooling parents upset with Newtown panel proposals

Parents’ rights organizations from across Connecticut, including home schoolers, contend they would be treated unfairly by some public policy recommendations prompted by the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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The $341,580 park planning for Seaside

Gov. Malloy finds money for planning for one new park but not another, while also proposing cuts to...

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Ackley attorney charges city held illegal meeting about her

An attorney representing suspended Police Chief Margaret Ackley filed a complaint with the Freedom of Information Commission alleging the City Council “held an illegal and secret meeting” last month to discuss the city’s...

Winter’s bumpy ride means potholes aplenty on local roads

Potholes are common this time of year, but local officials say this winter’s combination of record cold and heavy snowfall has caused another problem. “The big thing we’re seeing is a lot a of frost heaves,” Hanser said.

Ledyard hoopsters ready for action

Ledyard's Mario Graham gets his team fired up in the huddle following player introductions for their game against Waterford in ECC boys' basketball tournament semifinal action Wednesday at Fitch High School in Groton. Ledyard won, 89-74.

Ledyard residents would see taxes rise 2 percent with mayor’s budget

Mayor John Rodolico has proposed a budget of about $53.8 million for the coming fiscal year, a 2 percent increase over current spending, which would require a 2 percent tax increase.