WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Lieberman was back on Capitol Hill on Tuesday testifying in support of the Democratic push for Washington, D.C., statehood. Then he met privately with Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the many Republicans who fiercely oppose such a move.

STONINGTON — Earlier this spring, elected officials worked to reallocate funding for the hiring and long-term retention of a community outreach specialist to address a growing need for mental health services and outreach in town.

    GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A precious photo album stolen from the Massachusetts bar made famous in Sebastian Junger's 1997 book “The Perfect Storm" and the 2000 movie of the same name has been returned with a note of apology, the bar's owners said.

      WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A man who used sledgehammers and mallets to further damage customers' vehicles at the two auto body shops he owned in an effort to cheat insurance companies has pleaded guilty to dozens of charges, prosecutors said.

        HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill announced Wednesday she will not seek reelection in 2022, noting it's time for a “new generation” to “step up” with new ideas on how to further modernize voting and protect voters' rights.

        Last week’s story in The Sun (“Westerly teachers union hits back on critical race theory accusations,” June 17), which quoted WTA head Colleen Saila, was a pathetic attempt by the WTA at damage control. Since last October, in any written/oral or news media communication, I have never dispara…

        ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — These Connecticut lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

        CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — These Rhode Island lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

        BOSTON (AP) — State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, a critic of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, announced Wednesday that she is running for Massachusetts governor next year — adding another Democrat candidate to a burgeoning campaign.

        Connecticut state Sen. Alex Kasser, the first Democrat elected by her Fairfield County district since 1930, announced Tuesday she is resigning from office. She cited her high-profile and contentious divorce, saying she's no longer able to adequately do her job.

        As we prepare to “call it a year,” it is abundantly clear that School Year ’20-’21 has been one like no other. We certainly hope to never see another like it. However, despite all of the challenges of the last 16 months, our principals, teachers, support staff, parents, families and students…

        Many voters were able to vote early at their local town hall or vote by mail with no excuse and no requirement for signatures during last year’s primaries and the Nov. 3 election for president, federal, state and local officials. Early voting and no-excuse mail ballots were only two of a num…

        My June 13 Westerly Sun diet takeaway: Is it “Food supply has never been more vulnerable” or “Need to go Vegetarian has never been more urgent”? Funny how your 12-paragraph food supply vulnerability article concentrated on the cybersecurity threat to meatpacking plants, whose loss couldn’t p…

        BOSTON (AP) — With current no-excuse mail-in voting laws set to expire at the end of the month, state lawmakers need to hurry up and take action to extend those rights through the end of the year, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin said Tuesday.

        ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — These Connecticut lotteries were drawn Tuesday:

        PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When U.S. law enforcement officials need to cast a wide net for information, they’re increasingly turning to the vast digital ponds of personal data created by Big Tech companies via the devices and online services that have hooked billions of people around the world.