Salem accepting applications for school board vacancy

The Salem Board of Education is inviting residents to apply to fill a recently vacated seat.

Case continued for woman charged with DUI in double-fatal Mystic crash

The woman who allegedly was driving drunk when she struck and killed two pedestrians in Mystic on March 9 appeared briefly Tuesday in New London Superior Court and had her case continued to April 1.

Health alert issued after dog tests positive for rabies in Groton

Residents reminded to refrain from feeding or approaching wild or stray animals.

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Money games in New London

Wheeler High School seniors, from left, Caleb Ellis, Finn Steele and Liam Patrick celebrate a correct answer in a game of

Students play a money-themed game of Family Feud at the 13th annual Chelsea Groton Money Madness seminar Tuesday.

New Wheeler middle/high school open for business

School psychologist Carley Higginbotham applauds the play of the student band as they wait for the arrival of students at Wheeler middle/high school for their first day of classes in their new school building Monday, March 18, 2019. Less than a year after ground was broken in February of 2018 on the new building students had a two-week break to allow the transition. For the first day back students were greeted at the door of the new school by principal Kristen St. Germain and cheerleaders. The school's band played in the new commons area. Students attended an extended advisory period, which included new locker assignments, before starting classes. The new $38.5 million building project will include renovation of the elementary school building and house the elementary students in the former middle school wing until completion. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The new building, located across the street from the old one and attached to the gymatorium, opened a little more than a year after crews broke ground on the project.

Southeastern Connecticut natives graduate from college

Southeastern Connecticut natives graduate from colleges around the U.S.

Police seek information about Colchester man missing for nearly 30 years

As the 30-year anniversary of his disappearance approaches, state police are seeking information about a Colchester man who was 24 when he vanished from his parents’ Forest Street home.

Four displaced by Groton fire Sunday night

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that significantly damaged the interior of a home at 90 Meryl Court late Sunday night.

State police issue bulletin for missing Griswold teen

State Police have issued a bulletin for a 17-year-old Griswold girl who they classify as an endangered runaway.

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Shame on New London for trying to hide blight records

The city spent much of March denying access to blight enforcement records.

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Norwich woman sues Harvard for 'shamelessly' profiting from photos of her slave ancestors

In this July 17, 2018, photo, Tamara Lanier holds an 1850 photograph of Renty, a South Carolina slave who Lanier said is her family's patriarch, at her home in Norwich, Conn. The portrait was commissioned by Harvard biologist Louis Agassiz, whose ideas were used to support the enslavement of Africans in the United States. Lanier filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in Massachusetts state court, demanding that Harvard turn over the photo and pay damages. (John Shishmanian/The Norwich Bulletin via AP)

Harvard University says it is not in a position to comment on a lawsuit complaining it has profited from images of two 19th-century slaves

Massive fire destroys 3 buildings at Connecticut state park

A fire at a seaside Connecticut park has destroyed three under-construction buildings, but there were no reports of injuries

Off-duty cop who throttled attacking coyote is Carnegie Hero; list includes Connecticut father, son

In this April 30, 2018, file photo, Irvington police officer Arcangelo Liberatore poses for a photo in Irvington, N.Y. Liberatore, who rescued a 5-year-old girl from a rabid coyote at a New York playground, is one of 19 people being honored with Carnegie Medals for heroism. (Tania Savayan/The Journal News via AP, File)

An off-duty police officer who rescued a 5-year-old girl from a rabid coyote at a New York playground is one of 19 people being honored with Carnegie Medals for heroism

Opponents gear up for battle over Connecticut road tolls ahead of vote

Opponents of highway tolls in Connecticut pose in front of an inflatable

Opponents of tolls are gearing up for a fight head of first expected vote in General Assembly