Fentanyl-related overdose deaths projected to increase significantly

Fentanyl-related overdose deaths projected to increase significantly

Fentanyl-related deaths increased by 151% between 2014 and 2015 and is expected to see an increase of 77% by the end of 2016.

Sanders, Trump win primary votes in southeastern Connecticut

Sanders, Trump win primary votes in southeastern Connecticut

Donald J. Trump won 58% of the primary votes in our region, while Bernie Sanders won 53% on the Democratic side.

What does the Connecticut electorate look like?

What does the Connecticut electorate look like?

The Day took a look at data from the Connecticut Secretary of the State and the U.S. Census to get a snapshot of the voting-age population.

While some school districts expect increase in enrollment, most towns will see decrease in school-age population

While some school districts expect increase in enrollment, most towns will see decrease in school-age population

While some school districts are looking forward to an increase in enrollment over the next few years, most Connecticut towns will experience a decrease in the school-age population (ages 5-19).

Most counties in Connecticut saw decline in population between 2010 and 2015

Most counties in Connecticut saw decline in population between 2010 and 2015

Last week the U.S. Census released their updated population estimates for 2010-2015. We took a look at the population change in Connecticut counties and found that only two counties - Fairfield and Hartford counties - saw growth between 2010 and...

Disparity between home values, household incomes have southeastern Connecticut towns grappling with affordable housing

Disparity between home values, household incomes have southeastern Connecticut towns grappling with affordable housing

Local towns are looking at the issue of affordable housing, including Stonington which recently saw the construction of the $10 million, 43-unit Spruce Meadow, the first phase of an eventual 86-unit, mixed-income housing project.

Crash fatalities in the U.S. fell 25 percent from 2005 through 2014

Crash fatalities in the U.S. fell 25 percent from 2005 through 2014

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently released their annual report that shows that 90 percent of drivers used unsafe driving tactics. The report also noted that the U.S. Department of Transportation has projected a 9 percent increase in crash...

While no cases of Zika have been reported in Connecticut, the state prepares response

While no cases of Zika have been reported in Connecticut, the state prepares response

Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that Connecticut has begun to coordinate a multi-agency response to the Zika virus. The Department of Public Health will take the lead on the response which will include the use of state-wide mosquito-trapping...

Heroin and opioid-related overdoses continue on the rise in southeastern Connecticut

Heroin and opioid-related overdoses continue on the rise in southeastern Connecticut

Heroin overdoses continue to be reported in New London County. On Friday, three more cases were reported by New London Fire Department officials. Lawrence + Memorial Hospital alone reports having treated 22 cases between Jan. 27 and Feb. 5.

How many accidents have occurred on Route 32 near Conn College?

How many accidents have occurred on Route 32 near Conn College?

On Friday, crews from Eversource started repairs on about a dozen inoperable street lights on Route 32 near Connecticut College alone the same stretch where a Conn College student was struck and killed in a hit-and-run last month. We took a look at...

More than 100 million people are expected to travel during holidays

More than 100 million people are expected to travel during holidays

We took a look at data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety to see where Connecticut ranks in driving fatality rates across the country. We also compared fatality rates since 1994.

During holidays Connecticut drivers pay more for gas than most other states

During holidays Connecticut drivers pay more for gas than most other states

Gasoline prices continue to be low. However, drivers in Connecticut still are paying one of the higher average prices per gallon of regular gasoline in the country.

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