Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most events are canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of the status of social service agencies and other important local organizations. If an organization is open in a limited capacity, please assume that all COVID-…
PAWCATUCK — Tiffany Shultz stood next to a gleaming glass bakery case filled with giant cookies and cupcakes one morning last week inside Dutch's, her vegan bakery.
After many years of seeing the familiar face of Marsha Standish in the assessor’s office, the town appointed a new director recently.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The email from a political action committee seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to make sure you're registered to vote.
BOSTON (AP) — Bostonians who lined up at the nation’s oldest ballpark on Saturday were far more focused on the ballot box than the batter’s box.
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — An invasive insect has reappeared in parts of Connecticut, and experts are worried it could spell danger for some of the state’s crops and trees.
Residents who are elderly or medically at-risk, as well as health care workers and other essential workers, will likely receive the first doses of an anticipated COVID-19 vaccine in Connecticut, according to a draft state distribution plan submitted Friday to the federal government.
Children in Rhode Island will still be allowed to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday, but she urged people not to hold Halloween parties, even if they are within the state's gathering limit of 15 people.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly a dozen of Connecticut's 169 cities and towns were listed Thursday as “high alert” communities for COVID-19 infections. All but two are located in the southeastern part of the state.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s Democratic secretary of the state on Thursday urged vigilance for any intimidation of voters at polling places on Election Day.
Census advocates across the nation made last-ditch efforts Thursday to get as many households to answer the 2020 census, which has been challenged by a pandemic, natural disasters, court fights and the Trump administration's push to have it end a month earlier than planned.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Coronavirus outbreaks at two long-term care centers in the same Connecticut town have been linked to a resident of one of the facilities and staff who work at both locations, health officials said Wednesday. The state Department of Public Health launched an investigation.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a bid by the state troopers' union to block parts of a new police accountability law that allows public disclosure of personnel files and internal affairs investigations.
SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (AP) — A man broke into Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's home in the middle of the day while the governor's wife and daughter were inside and a state trooper was parked outside, authorities said.
More than 400 nurses at a Connecticut hospital began a two-day strike Tuesday over what union leaders called low wages and struggles to get enough personal protective equipment.
NEW LONDON (AP) — State and local officials on Monday urged southeastern Connecticut residents to get tested for COVID-19 and be careful around friends, family members and co-workers, noting the region's infection rate remains relatively high compared to the rest of the state.
NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists and mass transit riders in New York already facing fare and toll increases next year and in 2023 could face drastic service cuts if the federal government doesn't help the Metropolitan Transportation Authority out of a gaping budget hole brought on by the COVID-19 p…
Stonington High School graduate Andrea McKenna Brankin, who makes her home in Singapore these days, is a 49-year-old journalist and married mother of an eight-year-old daughter who lives a full life... all while living with bipolar disorder.
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes said a test Saturday showed no signs of the coronavirus in her body, nearly three weeks after she was diagnosed with COVID-19.
PAWCATUCK — Yale New Haven Health will offer free COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic individuals at a mobile site behind the Stonington Human Services building at 166 South Broad St. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Photo ID is required for all people being tested.
CINCINNATI (AP) — With an eerily quiet and empty stadium plaza behind him, the tour guide tried to help people picture what they would have seen there more than 160 years earlier.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A disabled Florida woman paid a virtual visit to Maine and left a trail of lawsuits in her wake. Six to be exact.
HARTFORD — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's administration has begun the process of planning for the distribution of an anticipated coronavirus vaccine, announcing Friday the members of a wide-ranging advisory group that will recommend a statewide strategy.
NEW LONDON — Because of the rising incidence of COVID-19 in local communities, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital is restricting visitor access except under extenuating circumstances. The restrictions will apply at inpatient and outpatient facilities of the hospital. These are the same policies th…
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Mainers got their first opportunity to legally buy marijuana for recreational use, but a supply shortage was a potential buzzkill.
GROTON — State Sen. Heather Somers of Groton has received the endorsement of the Connecticut Fraternal Order of Police and the Stonington Police Union.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House coronavirus task force said Thursday she's concerned about the uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Northeast, noting how more people are becoming infected because of indoor family gatherings and social events.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The tribe that owns the Mohegan Sun casino-hotel between Boston and New York City is poised to become the first Native American casino operator in the Las Vegas resort area.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston public school teachers announced a legal challenge Thursday to the city's decision to continue some in-person classes, which they allege is in violation of an agreement that requires all-remote learning if the city's coronavirus positivity rate rises past 4%.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department sued Yale University on Thursday, weeks after prosecutors found the university was illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's administration announced the formation of an advisory group Wednesday to help the state prepare to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as one becomes available.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's third reopening phase is set to begin Thursday, a milestone during the coronavirus pandemic that is getting a lukewarm reception from some business owners and arts aficionados.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Christopher Columbus statue that was taken down after its head was knocked off in June won't be returned to its original location in a waterfront park in the city's largely Italian North End neighborhood, the city has announced.
BOSTON (AP) — Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard are teaming up for a six-month study of 10,000 people to help them better understand the prevalance of COVID-19 in the area and to help identify potential surges during the fall and winter, they s…
Gov. Ned Lamont and state Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona said Tuesday they remain pleased with the reopening of Connecticut's public schools, despite coronavirus-related concerns raised by the state's largest teachers' union regarding needier districts lacking proper air ventilation, …
NEW HAVEN — Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center are offering “Emotional Intelligence: Permission to Feel to Achieve Well-Being,” a free Smilow Wellness Workshop webinar on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 4 p.m. via Zoom.
KINGSTON — A study of the impact of utility-scale solar power installations on nearby housing prices by University of Rhode Island economists found that house prices within a mile of a Rhode Island or Massachusetts solar array declined by an average of 1.7%.
MYSTIC —Mystic Seaport Museum was awarded a grant of $1,572 by Connecticut Humanities that will enable the museum to hold a free online lecture series related to its new exhibition, Sailor Made: Folk Art of the Sea.
MYSTIC — Eva Jane Peck stood before a small, square card table on Steamboat Wharf in downtown Mystic on a recent sunny Saturday morning, selling copies of a publication with a dazzling name.
STONINGTON — The town of Stonington kicked off a new video series recently that strives to highlight different aspects of the town.
GROTON — State Sen. Heather Somers received the endorsement of the Police Officers Association of Connecticut, which represents "municipal police unions across the state of Connecticut," including more than 3,000 sworn police officers.
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — Cars were lined up at COVID-19 testing sites in Norwich on Friday, a day after the Connecticut Department of Public Health issued an emergency alert after seeing what's being called a “significant spike” in positive cases.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed legislation Friday that will give local election officials more time to begin processing the deluge of absentee ballots expected in this year's presidential election, in light of concerns about the pandemic.
STONINGTON — The people, places, and events that are the fabric of Stonington, Pawcatuck, and Mystic come alive in a new pop-up book that combines both whimsy and reverence.
HARTFORD Conn. (AP) — An independent review of the impact the coronavirus outbreak has had in Connecticut’s nursing homes found that those with more staff have had a significantly lower percentage of cases and deaths per bed.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Legislation that could ultimately base electric rates on a utility's performance, the General Assembly's initial response to thousands of frustrated Eversource customers left without power for about a week or more in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias, is headed to Conn…