MYSTIC — State Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, has received the 2019 Champion of Elder Care Award July 11 from the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities / Connecticut Center for Assisted Living.
STONINGTON —Developers of the proposed Smiler’s Wharf project at the downtown Mystic waterfront withdrew their application Tuesday morning, and a hearing scheduled for the evening before the Stonington Planning & Zoning Commission was canceled.
Eversource officials said Tuesday that the company is prepared for rising electricity demand during the hot days ahead. The utility said it was prepared to meet the demand and that its crews are ready to respond to any outages or other problems that may arise.
STONINGTON — Elizabeth Wood, executive director of the Stonington Historical Society, who is leaving her position in August, says she has been drawn to museums since she was a teen.
STONINGTON — “An Afternoon at Stone Acres Farm,” a fundraiser for students in South Africa, will be held July 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Stone Acres Farm, 393 Main St.
BOSTON (AP) — A replica of the Mayflower will sail to Boston as part of commemorations of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' landing in Massachusetts.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A research scientist who worked at NASA and a chronic disease epidemiologist are just two of Yale University's renowned female graduates, professors and staff who have gone unmentioned on the pages of Wikipedia.
STONINGTON — Several hundred people showed up Monday evening at Stonington High School for a special Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to address a proposed zoning change for the Smiler’s Wharf project on the downtown Mystic waterfront, and their sentiment was nearly unanimous: no.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has signed legislation aimed at ensuring health insurers treat mental illness the same as other conditions.
CHELSEA, Mass. — Guatemalan bakeries, Honduran restaurants and Salvadoran markets are joining an already ethnically diverse mix of businesses in downtown Chelsea, a tiny industrial city across the Mystic River from Boston.
STONINGTON — The Mystic River Boathouse Park Implementation Committee Monday approved a draft memorandum of understanding to be presented to the State Historic Preservation Office regarding a historic house on the park property based on suggestions in a report from a historical consultant.
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts motor vehicle department wasn't properly processing out-of-state notifications about driving offenses, instead putting them into storage bins where they were left untouched, an investigation found.
PORTLAND, Maine — Baby lobsters are continuing to appear in high numbers off some parts of Canada while tailing off in New England, raising questions about what the valuable shellfish’s population will look like in several years.
From Bristol to Block Island and into Connecticut, there are Independence Day celebrations aplenty in the region. Some will take place the weekend before, some the weekend after, but in fine Fourth of July tradition, many will take place Thursday, on the holiday itself. Here is a list of loc…
PROVIDENCE — A joint notice issued by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Department of Health is warning of the return of blue-green algae blooms.
MYSTIC — The Mystic Garden Club has announced the award of more than $27,000 in grants, scholarships and donations. The following organizations received grants: Avalonia Land Conservancy Inc., Denison Society, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center/Coogan Farm, Eastern Connecticut Community Garde…
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013.
STONINGTON — Six teachers who have a taught a total of 105 years at Deans Mill Elementary School — and 157 years in the town's schools — closed their classroom doors for the last time last week.
STONINGTON — Police officials said Wednesday that they were looking into a complaint filed by the attorney for the estate of an elderly couple who were struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver in March.
WATERFORD — Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has received the Corporate Sponsor of the Year and Corporate Benefactor Awards from the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut for its support of the agency's 2018-2019 annual campaign. During the 2018-2019 United Way campaign, the credit union's …
STONINGTON — The Stonington Architectural Design Review Board on Monday conditionally approved a site plan for two new hotels proposed off Coogan Boulevard in Mystic.
STONINGTON — When First Selectman Rob Simmons took the helm as chairman of the Board of Police Commissioners in 1986, the town was littered with "dead zones" that made it difficult for town police officers to communicate with one another.
MYSTIC — “Project 21,” a substance abuse prevention program focusing on preventing underage drinking in Stonington and Groton, has been formed to focus on educating area bars, restaurants and liquor stores about the importance of not selling or serving alcohol to people under age 21 for both…
WESTERLY — Watch Hill summer resident Deborah Goodrich Royce, often recognized for her support of the arts and involvement with preservation, cultural and charitable organizations — not to mention her acting career — can now lay claim to another accomplishment: She has just published her fir…
LEDYARD — Volunteers with the Old Mystic and North Stonington fire departments helped to douse a garage fire in the southeastern corner of Ledyard on Wednesday afternoon. The smoke could be seen from Route 184 in Stonington and Groton.
STONINGTON — A new architect will be chosen to design the boathouse for the Mystic River Boathouse Park project after the state Historic Preservation Office requested that a “contributing” structure on the site be saved.
STONINGTON — The Water Pollution Control Authority on Tuesday imposed a moratorium on new connections to the Mystic Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Editor's Note: This version clarifies that the land was donated by Peter Gardner. The sanctuary is named in honor of Peter and Carol's late daughter, Rachel.
STONINGTON — In a strongly worded letter to the Stonington Planning & Zoning Commission, a top state regulator said that the Smiler's Wharf project as proposed for the Mystic waterfront does not comply with coastal management law or the town's development plan, and would pose a potential…
MYSTIC — The dispersal of pepper spray that led to the evacuation of the Mystic Marriott ballroom on Saturday night was unintentional, the Groton Town Police Department reported.
STONINGTON — The town’s Planning & Zoning Commission will seek to address proposed zoning changes for the Smiler’s Wharf project on the Mystic River on Tuesday evening when the commission meets at Mystic Middle School.
From Carolina to Mystic, area towns took time Monday to honor the nation's fallen soldiers. Check out the pictures of the region's Memorial Day parades and ceremonies.
MYSTIC — Construction has started on the $20 million Hartford HealthCare medical/residential complex on a 70-acre parcel off Jerry Browne Road, developer David Lattizori said Friday.
OLD LYME – Katherine Ericson has been appointed as executive director of the LEARN board of directors effective July 1. She will take the place of her mentor, Eileen Howley, who is retiring in June.
GROTON —The Bill Memorial Library received a $5,891 grant from the Connecticut Humanities to strategically plan for its future as a library and an historical institution in the Groton Bank Historic District.
MYSTIC — It’s no wonder Mystic Disc, the hole-in-the-wall record shop tucked away in an alleyway on Steamboat Wharf, was recently voted “the best record store in Connecticut.”
STONINGTON — Mother’s Day weekend marked the unofficial start to the cookout season and with summer just a few weeks away, local fire volunteers are shifting gears to make sure they are ready for any response.
STONINGTON — With little debate and after hearing one dissenting voice from the public, the Economic Development Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday night to draft a letter of support for a zoning amendment for Smiler’s Wharf that would allow for the development of a boutique hotel, a …