Name: Ellen L. Madison
STONINGTON — The five students who stood outside the Stonington High School auditorium Tuesday afternoon, chatting and laughing, looked like they stepped right out of the 1930s. Appropriately so.
STONINGTON — As Danielle Chesebrough prepares to take the reins from First Selectman Rob Simmons, she said collaboration between officials and moving quickly to hire the right staff to address the town's planning needs will be essential for the new Board of Selectmen to hit the ground running.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Snow and cold records fell as an arctic airmass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half of the U.S., including the normally mild South, on Tuesday.
STONINGTON — Penny LaPietra Thorne bent over a tray of freshly-baked shortbread cookies in her tidy, eclectic bakery-kitchen on a recent afternoon last week thoughtfully decorating each one with an intricate, curly-cue design.
WESTERLY — Concerned about the survival of the Episcopal Church and alarmed by the downward trends in church attendance, a local man felt the need to sound the alarm and "save a church in decline."
The small dam on Bill Rutan’s Stonington property began failing in 2010 after two major storms. Afterward, with help from a conservation group, he decided it was better to simply remove it than spend tens of thousands of dollars trying to repair it.
MYSTIC — The Connecticut Library Consortium held a lottery for five free Mystic Seaport Museum Library Memberships, underwritten by the museum’s Susan Lewin Memorial Library Membership Program. The lottery, to be held annually, is a result of the museum and the library consortium’s new three…
KINGSTON — When University of Rhode Island seniors Luke Miller, of Mystic, and Alex Farley were asked to create a curriculum for a summer camp on artificial intelligence, they didn’t plan on it becoming a research project. However, after a summer of educating kids on AI, they realized that t…
Today, voters from Stonington and North Stonington will go to the polls to elect local officials. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in both towns.
PROVIDENCE (AP) — A Vermont man at the center of an inheritance dispute contributed to the 2016 sinking of the boat from which his mother was lost at sea, a federal judge ruled Monday.
MYSTIC — Christine DiVirgilio drove to Mystic from her home in Salem, Massachusetts, one morning last week for the chance of a lifetime.
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Storms that began on Halloween killed at least two people, caused flooding, downed trees and power lines and damaged homes across the Northeast on Friday.
EAST HADDAM, Conn. — Hundreds of acres in eastern Connecticut are in the process of being acquired by the state to expand existing parks and wildlife conservation areas, but thousands more need to be attained or protected in order to meet a fast-approaching goal.
WESTERLY — Christopher Marmon Greenleaf sat inside his 1710 Avondale family home one sunny morning last week, talking about music and telling the story of his late-19th century Chickering piano — the only surviving piano of its kind still in its original state.
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…
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The owners of a Rhode Island restaurant say more than $60,000 in cash collected during the city of Providence's Columbus Day Festival has been stolen.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer who opened fire on an unarmed couple's car, seriously wounding a woman, was charged Monday with assault and reckless endangerment.
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 — National Grid said it expects to have electricity restored to most local customers by the end of Friday after a powerful Wednesday night storm brought wind, lightning and heavy rain that caused a considerable amount of damage around the region.
STONINGTON — Absentee ballots are available for Stonington residents for the Tuesday, Nov. 5 municipal election. Anyone who is ill/disabled or expects to be out of town, may request to have an absentee ballot application sent to them.
STONINGTON — Police have charged a Groton woman with two counts of negligent homicide for her role in a March crash in Mystic that killed a Stonington couple.
STONINGTON — More than two centuries ago, Stonington sea captain Isaac Pendleton sailed around the world in search of seals, and found them off a South Australian island that the mainland aboriginal people called Island of the Dead in honor of their long spiritless ancestors.
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.
STONINGTON — After more than three and a half years as the town's director of planning, Jason Vincent is ready for new challenges.
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…
John Coffey, man-about-town in New Haven who had rooms in his prime at the Hotel Duncan, who frequented the Owl Shop tobacconists, Blessings for its celebrated threecourse Peking duck, Yale Rep and Yale football; who was an avid squash player at the New Haven Y and a devoted member of the Br…
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.
WESTERLY — Lisa Starr, the former state poet for Rhode Island, is looking forward to a new era, beginning with two landmark days ahead.