Tolls might not appear on Connecticut highways for years to come, but Gov. Ned Lamont sees an opportunity for the state to obtain some much-needed transportation funding before the first overhead collector is even installed.

HARTFORD — Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a special tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut's governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit — and bracing for a fight.

PAWCATUCK — Dressed in his Cub Scout uniform, Liam Young knows he looks exactly like the picture of his great-grandfather, Thomas Benton Young Jr., an Eagle Scout who attended the first national Scout Jamboree on the National Mall in 1937.

BOSTON — Athletic coaches charged in a sweeping college admissions scam pleaded not guilty Monday to taking bribes from wealthy parents in exchange for helping students get into elite universities such as Georgetown.

NEWTOWN, Conn. — On the day of his 6-year-old daughter's funeral, as Jeremy Richman and his wife gathered with loved ones, an idea emerged for a way to channel their grief: a foundation to promote research into the brain pathologies that lead to violence.

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.

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…

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.…

    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…

    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.”

    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.

    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.