2017 In Review: Top Stories
The 2016 controversy over lavish trips to the Kentucky Derby hosted by the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative continued in 2017, with ethics violation rulings in Norwich and Groton and more state scrutiny over municipal utilities.
News came in November that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development had released $1.28 million to fund housing vouchers that will lead to the relocation of the nearly 350 people residing at the troubled Thames River Apartments.
The department sought to sever the parental rights of Kirsten Fauquet to her five children, ages 6, 5, 3, 2 and 1, and of John Stratzman, the biological father of three of the children. The couple's 3-year-old son suffered near starvation after DCF...
Three years after semi-professional racing fans cheered Glastonbury businessman Bruce Bemer for his rescue of the New London-Waterford Speedbowl from dire financial straits, the future of the Speedbowl and the moral implications of frequenting the...
After 11 years of waiting, the Hamlin family heard two men admit to a judge in July and August 2017 that they were guilty of fatally beating 40-year-old Anthony "Ant" Hamlin and leaving his body in a Ledyard field on Jan. 28, 2006.
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