Charter Oak Credit Union has reported 2018 net income of more than $8.23 million, a gain of 33.7 percent from year-end 2017. The credit union, in the latest report to its federal regulator, also said that its membership had grown during the year by 5,845, to 74,149 members.
March has blown in while I have been busy with other things. It is time to take a break and enjoy a good book. If you want to join me, try these books.
HARTFORD — A reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history criticized government officials Monday as he adjusted to being back home after finishing a four-year prison sentence for weapons crimes.
PAWCATUCK — Consolidating nine musicals into one isn’t easy, but that’s what playwright and teacher Sheila Adams decided to create for Pawcatuck Middle School’s last play.
STONINGTON — It's a typical Lenten Friday morning in Stonington Borough. The smell of deep-fried fish fills the air in the Main Street neighborhood surrounding The Portuguese Holy Ghost Society and parking spaces are tough to find. People are filling the sidewalks, heading toward the large w…
BOSTON — Native American leaders are teaming up with groups in the U.S., Britain and the Netherlands to ensure that next year's commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim landing showcases the harsh legacy of colonization.
STONINGTON — With multiple changes ahead because of the middle school consolidation and other factors, the Board of Selectman finished naming the members of a committee Wednesday that will study the town’s public buildings.
The Thompson Exhibition Building at Mystic Seaport Museum, which opened in 2016, received an award Friday from the WoodWorks-Wood Products Council, based in Washington, D.C. Recognized in the “Commercial Wood Design–Low-Rise” category, the 14,000-square-foot building received one of the nine…
STONINGTON — The Water Pollution Control Authority is requesting $300,000 for a two-year "inflow and infiltration" study of the Mystic treatment sewage plant, in part to pave the way for activating a diversion line that would send more of the town's effluent to its plant in the Borough.The M…
STONINGTON — The owners of Seaport Marine sought feedback from the Architecture Design Review Board on Monday on a preliminary proposal for building a boardwalk, hotel, restaurant, apartments, townhouses, a marine services building and a new boat basin on a 11.5-acre site at 2 Washington St.…
An Ashaway man who dived into the Pawcatuck River to rescue a man from a sinking car on New Year's Day was honored by the state Senate on Tuesday.
STONINGTON — For the better part of the past decade, Seth Wakeman had served as the face of the Quiambaug Fire District while his wife, Joanna, provided support behind the scenes. Members of the agency are now mourning the sudden loss of the couple, which Quiambaug Fire District President Jo…
HARTFORD — Advocates for gun rights and gun control are expected to pack a Connecticut legislative hearing on several firearms bills, including measures that would tighten safe storage laws and require people openly carrying guns to produce their permits if police ask.
MYSTIC — A Groton woman is facing a charge of driving under the influence after police said she struck and killed a man and a woman who were crossing Greenmanville Avenue near Rossie Pentway Saturday evening.
STONINGTON — Two people are dead following a crash near Exit 90 off Interstate 95 southbound that is being blamed on a wrong-way driver.
PROVIDENCE — What do you do if you share a name with one of the most prominent defendants in the special counsel's investigation into Russia?
PROVIDENCE (AP) — Ocean State Job Lot stores will open at former Benny's locations in Cranston, Warwick and Wakefield, according to The Carpionato Group, which bought the former Benny's buildings after the retail chain shut down in 2017.
STONINGTON — An expansion of the chaplain program at the police department aims to offer first responders and town residents with an enhanced level of emotional support, and the effort will come at virtually no cost to taxpayers.
STONINGTON — A tight construction schedule at Deans Mill Elementary School is driving the district’s decision to pack up and move classrooms at all three of the town’s elementary schools during the last week in March.
A local woman who owns restaurants in Noank and New London is facing federal drug and money laundering charges following a Drug Enforcement Administration investigation into an alleged drug trafficking operation in Connecticut.
MYSTIC — While there’s nothing “wrong” with Coogan Boulevard, a four-lane route carved into the hill behind Olde Mystic Village and Mystic Aquarium between Route 27 and Jerry Browne Road, improvements to the roadway could increase Stonington’s grand list around Mystic’s “Golden Triangle.”
BOSTON (AP) — Locked up for life after 16 years on the run, murderous Boston gang boss James "Whitey" Bulger couldn't stand how much the world around him had changed.
WESTERLY — With the clock ticking, two robots whirred and pivoted as they expertly picked up balls and cubes, known as “minerals,” depositing them into bins attached to a simulated planetary rover in the Terrace Room of the Westerly Public Library Wednesday afternoon.
PROVIDENCE — Light poles and traffic lights are getting cluttered with electronic equipment and it’s expected to get more crowded as new wireless communication networks spread across Rhode Island.
STONINGTON — At a public hearing Tuesday, the Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously voted to rezone the Mystic River Boathouse Park property to the Marine Heritage District, a move that will provide increased architectural flexibility in the height and size of future boathouse designs.
A Connecticut woman is facing charges of embezzling more than $400,000 from a Mystic-based property group over a one-year period while working as the company’s bookkeeper.
MYSTIC — Because Stonington has no 90-day demolition ordinance, it was legal for the Whaler’s Inn to demolish its buildings on Cottrell and Haley streets and to propose a three-story restaurant and parking lot for the properties.
STONINGTON — “Stressed spelled backwards is desserts,” proclaimed one classroom door at Mystic Middle School. How to ease stress? Spend time with friends, exercise, meditate, laugh, breathe, eat well, lots of rest, go on a run, were a few of the suggestions.
MYSTIC — Lots of people Uber to the train station or airport, but for Mystic passengers who ride in Old Blue, it’s a journey of positivity, laughter and human connection that’s spreading across Instagram and around the world.
MYSTIC — Old Mystic Fire Chief Kenneth Richards Jr. has been appointed to serve on the National Fire Protection Association’s Standards Council, the highest U.S. authority overseeing firefighter standards and practices.
STONINGTON — A deputy chief at the Old Mystic Fire Department has been indefinitely relieved of duty following an alleged domestic incident that took place at his home earlier this month.
CRANSTON — Renee Petrone has lived along the Johnston border in western Cranston for the past 15 years. She had given wind turbines little thought in that time. That changed in November, when Petrone and her husband returned home from a two-week vacation to find 519-foot-tall wind turbines s…
GROTON — Naval Submarine Base New London, as well as naval bases and installations throughout the continental United States, will conductsecurity force drills and training in February.
MYSTIC — Beginning Monday, the Mystic Aquarium is offering weekday complimentary admission to government employees whose jobs are affected by the government shutdown.
WESTERLY — Leadership of the Westerly Police Department continued to dominate the headlines in 2018.
STONINGTON — Neither snow nor rain will prevent local officers from donning a Santa cap in an effort to help those in need on Saturday.
STONINGTON — An effort by Connecticut law enforcement officers to "be hairy for charity" proved more productive than expected, producing a total of $91,126 in donations that will be given to the Connecticut Cancer Foundation.