DOT plans I-395 lane closure to complete bridge upgrades

Traffic along Route 85 in Waterford on May 28, 2019, passes under the Interstate 395 bridge as contractors prepare to do work on the northbound section of Interstate 395 where it crosses Route 85 in Waterford. 
For 10 days starting at 6 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, work will begin on the southbound side of the bridge. Southbound traffic will be diverted under the bridge and the state Department of Transportation is advising caution and urges commuters to avoid the area altogether to cut down on expected delays.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

For 10 days starting Friday evening, the state Department of Transportation will close the southbound section of Interstate 395 to complete a $6 million bridge rehabilitation where the highway crosses Route 85 in Waterford.

New London police assist ICE with capture during foot chase

City police helped Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents capture a Brazilian national Wednesday after the man fled on foot when the ICE agents attempted to detain him outside of the Broad Street courthouse.

Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign

Puerto Rican rapper Rene Juan Perez known by his stage name Residente and Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, known by his stage name Bad Bunny, warm up the crowd in front of the Puerto Rican Capitol, before a protest march against governor Ricardo Rosello, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Protesters are demanding Rosselló step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/Dennis Rivera)

Thousands of people marched to the governor's residence in San Juan on Wednesday, carrying Puerto Rican flags and chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign.


Regional transportation safety plan in the works

The state Department of Transportation is taking a closer look at the transportation safety needs of each region in the state with the goal of reducing fatal and serious injuries.


Foxwoods names tribal gaming veteran to CEO post

John J. James, chief operating officer of a tribal casino in California, has been named president and chief executive officer of Foxwoods Resorts Casino.


Connecticut files lawsuit to preserve federal tax workaround

Connecticut filed another lawsuit Wednesday in its battle against federal income tax limits aimed primarily at those states that voted against President Donald Trump in 2016.


Courtney wins House repeal of ‘Cadillac’ health plan tax

Rep. Joe Courtney scored a win Wednesday after a decade of trying to repeal a tax on expensive health care plans that was imposed by the Affordable Care Act.


CT Dems vote to block Trump impeachment resolution

Every member of the Connecticut delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to block from a vote a resolution to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.


Norwich Republicans nominate council, school board, treasurer candidates

The Republican Town Committee Wednesday nominated a slate of five candidates to run for City Council in fall, five for Board of Education and one for treasurer.


Stonington event to raise funds for South Africa organization that assists poor students

When Megan O’Neill of Old Lyme was attending Dickinson College in Pennsylvania, she had an opportunity to do a monthlong internship in a poor, rural region of South Africa.


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