HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — New data released Monday by Connecticut health officials shows immunization rates for measles, mumps and rubella among kindergarten students has continued to decline in more schools, a development that's being linked to more families seeking religious exemptions from r…

    LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A pickup truck driver accused of causing a collision that killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire has been indicted on 23 charges saying he negligently caused the deaths and was under the influence of one or more drugs at the time.

    WESTERLY — Saunderstown resident Lisa Utman Randall, a poet, writer, teacher and passionate supporter of the arts who helped grow the Jamestown Arts Center into a bustling cultural hub with a stellar statewide reputation, has been named the new executive director of the United Theatre. 

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The weather was calm and clear at the time of a deadly B-17 crash at a Connecticut airport, and tests on the airplane's fuel did not turn up any sign of debris or contamination, federal investigators said Tuesday.

      PROVIDENCE (AP) — Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalized with red paint and messages against the 15th century Italian navigator Monday when the U.S. holiday named for one of the first Europeans to reach the Americas was being celebrated.

      NEW YORK (AP) — Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for literature's old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89.

      STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty.

      PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The University of Connecticut will redirect some of the money it received from the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to support addiction research and education at the school, university officials said Wednesday.

        EAST WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Interior has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by MGM Resorts challenging the agency's approval of plans by Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes to open an off-reservation casino in East Windsor.

          GROTON — The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, at 5:30 p.m., about the 2019 Southeastern Connecticut Regional Bike and Pedestrian Plan.

          NARRAGANSETT — Few regions on Earth have warmed as much as the Arctic over recent decades, but because of its near inaccessibility in winter, scientists lack year-round observations from the area. To gain new insights from this epicenter of global warming, four University of Rhode Island sci…

          SALSA STEPSLearn to dance the Salsa on Tuesday at the Tapped Apple, 37 High St., with Salsa expert Mike Morency from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the tasting room. All dancers receive $6 glasses of wine and cider. Visit tappedapple.com for more information. FLUTES AND IVORIESSit back and relax to the f…

          STRAW NIGHTWatch a screening of the movie "Straws" Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Westerly Library and participate in a Q&A when the Town of Westerly’s Plastic Reduction Committee hosts an event designed to spread education and awareness regarding reduction of waste in Westerly. Visit faceboo…

          STONINGTON — Unexpected Treasures seems to be an ideal name for a shop where vintage wedding gowns are displayed alongside original oil paintings, designer handbags, costumes and fancy earrings and where wooden doll cradles, puzzles, books and games are peeking out from tables and shelves an…

          MYSTIC — Alex Medina, a longtime truck driver and refuse hauler, was standing inside the Stamford Waste Transfer Station one morning last month, trying to get the attention of an equipment operator, when his life changed in an instant.

          STONINGTON — Built upon large cuts of Westerly granite early in the 19th century, and known long ago as Steamboat Dock, then later Longo's Dock, the Stonington Town Dock anchors the village of Stonington as the backbone connecting Stonington to the sea and the generations of fishermen who se…

          LOCAL AUTHORSMeet spiritual memoirist Valerie Dziengiel, author of “Alone in the Darkness: In Search of Hope;" Robert E.P. Elmer III, Alzheimer’s caregiver and author of "Join the Journey: Care for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver;" and Dr. Michael Fine, a health strategist and author of "Health Ca…