WESTERLY — When she was studying the Old Testament story of Hannah and Samuel in her midrash class several years ago, Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg was struck by the fact that Hannah's experience — of a mother giving up her much-longed-for son— is not really described or discussed in the Bible.

STONINGTON — Next month’s Mystic Eats Riverside Food Festival has become a casualty of the Smiler’s Wharf controversy.

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — After worrying for years about the foundations crumbling beneath their houses, hundreds of suburban homeowners in a large swath of eastern Connecticut are getting help from the state to salvage properties that had been doomed by bad batches of concrete.

    LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of class action lawsuits stemming from the natural gas explosions in Massachusetts have been settled for $143 million, the utility blamed for the disaster and lawyers for the plaintiffs announced Monday.

    STONINGTON — The annual Blessing of the Fleet, which takes place this Sunday at the Stonington Town Dock, is a tradition that was running out of steam until a committee from St. Mary Church took it upon themselves to resurrect the event five years ago.

    OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. — On an exclusive Connecticut peninsula, where signs warn outsiders to stay off private roads, eight multimillion-dollar homes with sprawling yards along the Long Island Sound are poised to become eligible for taxpayer-funded disaster aid.

      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.

      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.

      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. 

      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.

        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…

          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 …

          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…