PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is home to the last wild Atlantic salmon populations in the U.S., but a new push to protect the fish at the state level is unlikely to land them on the endangered list.
MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) — Parents are demanding answers after a New Hampshire summer camp that calls itself one of the best in the nation unexpectedly shut down after just six days this month.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — More than 700 employees of People's United Bank will lose their jobs when the Connecticut lender is acquired by a New York bank, according to a filing with the state.
Funding for renovations to state parks, highway and bridge improvements, clean water projects and a memorial to the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School were among the $1.1 billion in projects approved by the Connecticut State Bond Commission on Friday.
Editor’s note: With the pandemic’s restrictions greatly reduced or lifted, most businesses and service agencies have returned to regular operations. Here is a list of organizations that still have restricted operations or reduced hours.
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Navy's submarine base in Connecticut is reinstituting stricter COVID-19 protocols amid rising infection rates in the state.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — After nearly eight years of discussion and planning, a memorial to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is nearing construction with the goal of offering a peaceful place for reflection.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke and ash from massive wildfires in the American West clouded the sky and led to air quality alerts Wednesday on parts of the East Coast as the effects of the blazes were felt 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) away.
The schedule for state-mandated fingerprinting has been expanded to Friday to accommodate roughly 630 health care workers at long-term care facilities and other entities hired during the pandemic who still need to be fingerprinted for required criminal history checks.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A white woman who was charged with a hate crime after being caught on video spitting on a Black woman during a protest in Connecticut was allowed to enter a special probation program Wednesday that could leave her with no criminal record.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system announced Tuesday that the state's community colleges will forgive $17 million of student debt accumulated during the pandemic.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Speaker of the House Matt Ritter said Tuesday there are not enough votes in the House of Representatives to override Gov. Ned Lamont's veto of a bill that limited when isolated confinement or seclusion is used in Connecticut prisons.
CORNWALL, Conn. (AP) — A historic covered bridge in Connecticut was damaged Tuesday when the boom of an excavator being towed over the span crashed into wooden support structures for the roof.
Students in Wichita, Kansas, public schools can ditch the masks when classes begin. Detroit public schools will probably require them unless everyone in a room is vaccinated. In Pittsburgh, masks will likely be required regardless of vaccination status. And in some states, schools cannot man…
A Russian hacker known internationally as the “bot master" was sentenced Tuesday to the 33 months he has already served in custody on federal charges he operated a network of devices used to steal computer credentials, distribute spam and install malicious software.
VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — For years, the official letterhead for the small town of Van Horn, tucked neatly among the foothills of the Guadalupe Mountains, read simply: “Farming, ranching, mining.”
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A coalition of Connecticut state agencies and organizations launched a new “elder justice hotline” on Monday to provide a “one stop shop” to help older people navigate state services, for everything from age-based discrimination to neglect issues.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Fishermen are harvesting fewer scallops off the East Coast as the population of the valuable shellfish appears to be on the decline.
PARIS (AP) — No one disputes that the world is unfair. But no one expected a vaccine gap between the global rich and poor that was this bad, this far into the pandemic.
WORCESTER — City officials are going to hear more about plans to spend the city’s $111 million share of COVID-19 relief funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is moving aggressively to become the leader in the fast-growing offshore wind energy industry on the East Coast, but not everyone is blown away by those ambitious plans.
MYSTIC — Mystic Aquarium was awarded $6,084,252.50 in relief funding through the American Rescue Plan. The funding was awarded to the aquarium through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, which was authorized by Congress and supported by the American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319).
STONINGTON — The Stonington Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, July 18, at 4:30 p.m., at the Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House, 40 Palmer St. Following the brief meeting, the society will host a talk by Steven Ujifusa.
AVON, Conn. (AP) — Rescue crews on Friday afternoon suspended a second day of searching for two missing teenagers who were believed to have gone swimming in the Farmington River in the Avon area. The effort, now focused on recovery, is expected to resume Saturday morning.
KENT, Conn. (AP) — A children's weight loss camp, which closed this week amid a state investigation into the safety of campers, has had a history of regulatory violations, state records show.
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut filed for federal bankruptcy protection on Thursday to resolve dozens of lawsuits alleging the abuse of teenage students decades ago at the former Academy at Mount Saint John School, a residential treatment center for troubled you…
Connecticut regulators have approved a plan to spur the building of infrastructure across the state for charging electric cars and other electric vehicles.
Connecticut lawmakers voted Wednesday to again extend Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont’s emergency declarations first issued in March 2020 during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite pushback from Republicans and some Democrats who argued it's time to get back to normal.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut regulators on Wednesday finalized millions of dollars in fines against the state's two largest electricity distributors for what officials called the companies' failures in their preparations and responses to Tropical Storm Isaias, which caused hundreds …
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress eyes an infrastructure package, a coalition of transportation agencies and Amtrak on Wednesday released a 15-year plan of rail improvements for the congested Northeast Corridor that would boost daily train routes and significantly speed travel on Acela express lines.
BOSTON (AP) — The rise of hybrid and remote work during the past year and a half is just one of the ways the future of business in Massachusetts could change in the post-pandemic years — shifting the state’s economic “center of gravity” away from the greater Boston core, according to a repor…
ATLANTA (AP) — A company that estimates damage from natural disasters says insured losses on land from Hurricane Elsa will be around $290 million.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge on Tuesday delayed a review of the $20 million bond set for a man accused of killing a Yale graduate student, citing a state Supreme Court order to another judge to explain why the bail is so high.
NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — A 77-year-old Connecticut man who told police in May that he accidentally shot his wife has been charged with murder after authorities determined she was shot twice.
STONINGTON — For Mystic resident Jason Hine, opening his own business wasn't about getting rich or making a name for himself.
WAKEFIELD — Animal rescue staff with Mystic Aquarium aided members of the U.S. Coast Guard and Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management early this week in responding to a minke whale entanglement off the coast of Rhode Island near Point Judith.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine is nearly tripling the number of acoustic shark detectors in coastal waters a year after the state's first fatal shark attack.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A number of Connecticut beaches and swimming holes have been closed following heavy rain from Tropical Storm Elsa.
Southern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut were spared from the most punishing effects of Tropical Storm Elsa, according to municipal officials and weather experts.
PORT REPUBLIC, N.J. (AP) — Call it the seafood circle of life: Shells discarded by diners are being collected, cleaned and dumped into waterways around the country and the world, where they form the basis of new oyster colonies.
State employee union leaders are suing to stop Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's order to have workers return to the office now that much of the state has emerged from the pandemic, accusing him of violating prior telework agreements reached with the unions and ignoring the benefits of having pe…
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers gave final approval to a new state budget Friday after House and Senate negotiators reached a deal Thursday on a $48.1 billion spending plan.
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Two more people charged in connection with an armed standoff along a Massachusetts highway last weekend were arraigned on Wednesday under heavy security.