Preston residents to consider new elementary school bleachers

A special town meeting will be held Thursday to seek residents’ approval to use up to $35,000 in capital bond funds remaining from the replacement of the gym floor at Preston Veterans’ Memorial School to replace the bleachers in the...

Death of 17-year-old New London man remains under investigation

New London High School observed a moment of silence on Wednesday morning and has counselors available to students grieving the death of 17-year-old Luis Roman, a former student at the school.

Competition underway to design banners at Sound View

The town and The Sound View Commission are holding a competition to solicit designs for the display banners for Sound View Beach.

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Preston budgets to go to public hearing unchanged

The Board of Finance will present the proposed 2018-19 town government and school budgets unchanged to residents at a May 17 public hearing and also will explain how the recent property revaluation will make it seem that taxes could go up higher...

Groton Town Council approves 2.75 percent tax rate increase

The Town Council on Tuesday approved a tentative tax rate of 24.28 mills to fund the budget for the coming fiscal year, a mill rate increase of 2.75 percent.

Ledyard withdrawing from SEAT

Late last month, Town Council voted unanimously in favor of withdrawing from the Southeast Area Transit District, as the town faced at least a $2,000 fee increase from the mass transit provider. Currently there are no plans in place to pursue an...

Crash closes part of Old Colchester Road in Montville

A portion of Old Colchester Road is closed as crews work to replace a utility pole, police said early Wednesday.

Mashantucket tribal official facing drunken-driving charges in California

Police in Santa Monica, Calif., have charged the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe’s chief of staff with drunken driving in a crash with a train last week that left his two teenage sons injured, one critically.

Police: Stonington man drove with a suspended license twice in eight hours

Stonington police charged a Pawcatuck man Monday with driving with a suspended license twice within less than eight hours.

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The rest of Trump's Cabinet makes Linda McMahon look good

The former wrestling mogul, circling the country preaching her small business sermon, has remained...

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Massachusetts police dog recovering from shooting visits station

A police dog recovering from wounds suffered in a shooting that killed his handler has stopped by his Massachusetts police department for a visit

Financial aid for ‘Dreamers’ becomes a reality in Connecticut

The Connecticut House of Representatives gave final passage Wednesday night to legislation that opens financial aid in the state to “Dreamers,” the undocumented immigrants brought here as children, only to find themselves priced out of...

Governors form group to study gun violence, offer solutions

The governors of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware and Puerto Rico are forming the nation's first consortium to conduct gun violence research

College newspapers across U.S. campaign to secure their future

College journalists are speaking up for themselves in a coordinated campaign to combat some of the same forces that have battered newspapers across the country