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Norwich registrars to hold voter registration sessions

With voter registration deadlines approaching for the Nov. 3 election, the Norwich registrars' office will hold special voter registration sessions in October.

Norwich Democratic candidates to hold meet-and-greet sessions

The Democratic Town Committee will host three candidate meet-and-greet sessions at different locations during the next two weeks for endorsed candidates running for City Council, Board of Education...

Salem to kick off The Day's local debate series

The debate between first selectman candidates will take place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Salem School.

Clinton ad seizes on Rep. McCarthy's Benghazi comments

Hillary Clinton ad takes on Rep. McCarthy's Benghazi comments ahead of congressional testimony

Stonington Democrats endorse Rotella to run for selectman

The Democratic Town Committee on Monday night unanimously endorsed Mystic resident Kate Rotella to run for the Board of Selectmen.

Norwich city council candidates address issues in first debate

The 11 City Council candidates took on diverse and controversial issues during the first political forum Tuesday.

Republican National Committee honors state Senator Art Linares

The Republican National Committee honored state Senator Art Linares, R-Westbrook, Monday as part of its Hispanic History Month celebration.

Mother and son running for Groton Town Council but for opposing parties

Brandon Marley, a Democrat, is running for one of nine seats on the Groton Town Council, as is his mother, Diane Marley-Barber, a Republican.

Chief Ackley's future separates the New London mayoral candidates

Democrat Michael Passero supports her, while Republican Bill Vogel would help her retire

State Rep. Diana Urban honored for environmental record

For the second year in a row, the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters has named state Rep. Diana Urban, D-North Stonington, as a Legislative Champion. Urban scored of 100% on the...

Stonington absentee ballots now available

Absentee ballots are now available for the Nov. 3 municipal election.

Republican hopeful Carson says no to Syrian refugees in US

Republican hopeful Ben Carson says no to Syrian refugees in US, alleges extremist infiltration

State order would require Stonington to follow law after Spellman appointment

A consent agreement being proposed by the state Elections Enforcement Commission would require the town to agree to strictly comply with state law concerning appointment to boards and agree it...

State rules Spellman's appointment as Stonington selectman was illegal

First Selectman George Crouse announced Tuesday afternoon that the state Elections Enforcement Commission has ruled that unaffiliated Selectman Michael Spellman was illegally appointed to the Board...

Sisk withdraws from Stonington selectman's race because of health issue

Democratic selectman candidate Jim Sisk notified incumbent Democratic First Selectman George Crouse on Tuesday that he was withdrawing from the election because of a health issue.

Norwich registrars office to hold voter list verification session

The Registrar of Voters office will hold a voter registry correction session Tuesday to complete the preliminary list prior to the Nov. 3 election.

Green Party to host clean up Saturday at Bates Woods Park

New London Green Party City Council candidates Tim Hanser and Ronna Stuller and Board of Education candidates Mirna Martínez and Jason Morris will be part of a work session at Bates Woods Park...

Old Lyme registrars to hold session Tuesday for preliminary registry list

The Old Lyme registrars of voters will hold a session from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in their office at Town Hall to complete the preliminary registry list for the Nov. 3 municipal election.

Sources: Walker to drop out of GOP presidential race

Two people familiar with his decision say Scott Walker is dropping out of the Republican race for president.

Trump condemned for not correcting statement Obama is Muslim

Hillary Clinton, others condemn Donald Trump for not correcting man who said Obama is Muslim

Fiorina looking to capitalize on another strong debate

Fiorina looking ahead after strong debate, says she demonstrated she's 'most qualified'

After primary loss, Finizio says he will return to private life

Incumbent Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio said tax increases in the city helped contribute to his defeat Wednesday in the Democratic primary against City Councilor and endorsed mayoral candidate Michael...

UPDATED: GOP hopefuls clash over Planned Parenthood in main debate

The Latest: Graham says he'll bomb Iran if he believes it's close to a nuclear weapon

New London Democrats choose Passero

City Councilor Michael Passero easily beat incumbent Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio Wednesday's primary to decide the Democratic candidate for the Nov. 3 general election.

New London Democrats make their way to the polls

Democrats are choosing between City Councilor Michael Passero, the party-endorsed candidate, and Mayor Daryl Finizio, as well as voting in a City Council race.

GOP candidates confront front-runner Trump at debate

Republicans eager to dislodge Donald Trump from his perch at the top of primary polls showed new willingness to directly confront the real estate magnate Wednesday, questioning his temperament, his...

Development team meets with tenants of New London highrise

About 40 tenants, including mothers pushing strollers, men and women in work uniforms and a handful of senior citizens, attended an informational meeting in the courtyard of the three-building...

New London Democrats go to the polls for primary day

If you are one of the 7,091 registered Democrats eligible for Wednesday’s Democratic primary, but are still undecided, make sure you watch a replay of the Democratic mayoral debate and...

Dozens turn out for North Stonington town meeting, vote down controversial election ordinance

After an hour of intense discussion, dozens of residents handily voted down a controversial election proposal at Monday night's special town meeting.

Sanders courting Christian conservative students

Sanders to appeal to Christian conservative students over 'injustice' of wealth inequality

Lottery to determine ballot order

New London — The registrars of voters will hold a public lottery Sept. 21 to determine the horizontal order of candidates on the November ballot. The lottery will be held at 10...

Voters have until noon on Tuesday to register for primaries

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is reminding voters in 23 cities and towns — including New London — that voter registration deadlines are fast approaching.

New London Greens to host Riverside Park cleanup Saturday

The New London Greens invite community members to join their proposed City Council candidates Tim Hanser and Ronna Stuller, as well as Board of Education candidates Mirna Martínez and Jason...

Democrats in New London will decide City Council slate Sept. 16

For the first time in 24 years, registered Democrats in the city will go to the polls next week to help determine the field for the Democratic City Council slate in the Nov. 3 municipal elections.

Clinton says no email apology: 'What I did was allowed'

In AP interview, Clinton says no need to apologize for email choice: 'What I did was allowed'

A hands-off Democratic race: Clinton, Sanders won't speak ill of each other

Hillary Rodham Clinton hit on a variety of subjects at her sun-splashed campaign rally here this weekend, but not once in her 30 minutes of speaking did she utter these words: Bernie Sanders.

Biden to test political waters in Florida as he mulls 2016

In Florida, Biden to get an early sense of whether he could mount a 2016 bid against Clinton

Groton Republican registrar of voters disqualifies Chipperini's council candidacy

Gretchen Chipperini collected 183 signatures to run for Town Council and filed the paperwork with the registrar of voters by the Aug. 12 deadline. Her candidacy was disqualified Monday because of a...

Connecticut's 2016 Senate race a quieter contest than past

Without open seat, Connecticut Senate race could be quieter contest than in past years

Walker's talk about Canadian border wall draws derision

Walker says he's not advocating a wall at Canadian border, rival calls the idea 'dumb'

Preston registrars to hold lottery for election ballot order

The Registrars of Voters will hold a public lottery at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Preston Town Hall to determine the order of candidate names listed on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballot.

Passero secures endorsement from former state Sen. Stillman

Democratic mayoral candidate Michael Passero on Wednesday received an endorsement from retired state Sen. Andrea Stillman.

Finizio secures support of AFSCME Council 4

Democratic Mayor Daryl Finizio announced on Tuesday that his campaign has secured the endorsement of AFSCME Council 4.

Lottery to decide order of names on Groton Town ballot

The town registrars of voters will hold a lottery at 9 a.m. Monday to determine the order of candidates' names on the ballot for the Nov. 5 town municipal election.

Four Norwich candidates had overdue property taxes

Four candidates endorsed for municipal elected offices did not pay property tax bills, ranging from $438.20 to $48.70, by the Aug. 1 deadline, according to records at the Norwich tax collector's...

Family feud? Obama caught between Clinton, Biden ambitions

Family feud? Obama caught between Clinton and Biden's White House ambitions

Former Norwich Mayor Peter Nystrom to run for City Council

Former Republican mayor, alderman and legislator Peter Nystrom announced plans Tuesday to run for Norwich City Council.

For Mexicans, the Donald Trump candidacy is getting scarier

If Donald Trump were president, he would have Mexico pay to build a wall along its 2,000-mile border to keep itself out.

Two Norwich Republicans withdraw from ballot

Two endorsed Republican candidates have withdrawn from the fall municipal election, leaving the party with four candidates for City Council and four for Board of Education.

State Department: Up to 305 Clinton emails might have classified data

State Department says as many as 305 Clinton emails could raise intelligence concerns

Trump releases plan to combat illegal immigration

After staking his early campaign on caustic and controversial remarks about unauthorized immigrants, Donald Trump on Sunday outlined his plan to fix the country’s immigration system and deal...

Too late for Democrats to rethink Clinton's 2016 viability

Dear Democrats: It's too late to start over. As in, there's no replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton as your party's front-runner for the presidential nomination.

UPDATED: Bernie Sanders' headquarters to open in Norwich

The Second Congressional District group for Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic Party presidential nomination, will be opening the state's first grass-roots headquarters in the city Tuesday.

Marie Friess-McSparren petitions way onto New London City Council ballot

Now unaffiliated, the former Democratic councilor who later switched to the Republican party obtained 59 signatures, 29 more than required, on the nominating petition she submitted to City Hall on...

New London mayor files petition to get on primary ballot

Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio announced on Wednesday that he has the necessary signatures to petition his way onto the ballot for the Sept. 16 Democratic primary.

Norwich former alderman files petition for City Council run

Former alderman and retired city blight officer Edward Martin submitted the only petition by Wednesday's filing deadline, securing the final Democratic spot on the November ballot without the need...

Businesswoman collects enough signatures to run for Groton Town Council

Gretchen Chipperini, who defines herself as a "non-politician," will run as the ninth Republican on the ballot.

Sanders vows anti-racism fight in Los Angeles campaign event

Sanders vows fight against institutional racism in LA campaign event

Donald Trump returns to Fox News after flap

Donald Trump returns to Fox News, says he'll 'keep the door open' to third-party run

New London High School will host Democratic mayoral debate

New London Public High School has agreed to host the Aug. 27 Democratic mayoral primary debate. The hourlong debate begins at 7 p.m. and will include the party-endorsed candidate, City Councilor...

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