Salem Schools to destroy outdated special education records

All files are scheduled to be destroyed on Aug. 24. For more information, or to obtain a copy of the records, call (860) 859-3988 before Aug. 20.

Police investigating Norwich fire believed to be intentional

Police are conducting a criminal investigation into a fire at 20 Stanley Place on Wednesday afternoon that they believe was intentional.

Freight train disabled in Old Saybrook impacts Amtrak, Shore Line East

A disabled freight train continued to impact Amtrak and Shore Line East service in both directions Thursday morning, officials said.

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Norwich schools to provide free lunch, breakfast to all students

All of the more than 3,500 students in Norwich public schools will receive free lunch and breakfast each day starting this school year.

Linares issues statements to thank campaign supporters, congratulate Gray

State Sen. Art Linares, R-Westbrook, issued statements on Wednesday to thank those who supported him in his campaign for State Treasurer and congratulated the Republican nominee Thad Gray, to whom Linares conceded the Republican Primary at around...

History authors hold event Saturday

Nine authors of books on local history will be featured at noon Saturday during a roundtable discussion at Groton Public Library.

Police: Woman's body found floating in river in New London

Emergency personnel lift a raft from the water on City Pier in New London on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, after recovering a woman's body. (Lindsay Boyle/The Day)

Emergency personnel found the body of a woman in her mid- to late 50s floating in the water underneath City Pier on Wednesday morning, police said.

Police: Niantic man charged with DUI after hitting cruiser on I-95

The man told police he had consumed three beers a few minutes before he drove through a set of flares a state trooper had arranged around a broken-down vehicle on the left side of I-95 northbound and hit the cruiser from behind.

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Ethics questions hang over RCDA

A former vice president has been working as the agency's paid lawyer, defending it against a...

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Cape Cod beaches close following shark sightings

Authorities in Massachusetts closed two Cape Cod beaches following shark sightings

State's legal luminaries raising money for immigration lawyers

Robert L. Holzberg, a retired Superior Court judge and current partner at the Pullman & Comley law firm, and Chase T. Rogers, retired chief justice of the state Supreme Court who is now a partner at Day Pitney, are serving as co-chairs of the...

Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

A sign warns visitors to Long Nook Beach of recent shark sightings, Wednesday in Truro, Mass. (Merrily Cassidy/The Cape Cod Times via AP)

Massachusetts' leading shark expert is trying to determine if the first person to be attacked in waters off the state since 2012 was bitten by a great white shark

Osprey nest catches fire from lightning, killing young bird

Officials in South Kingstown say a bolt of lightning caused a fire to an osprey nest, trapping a helpless young bird that later died