WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects, including where they are located and the level of access to the waters near them.
STONINGTON — Built upon large cuts of Westerly granite early in the 19th century, and known long ago as Steamboat Dock, then later Longo's Dock, the Stonington Town Dock anchors the village of Stonington as the backbone connecting Stonington to the sea and the generations of fishermen who se…
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Gently lifting a wooden frame containing dozens of Italian honeybees, Vince Ylitalo seemed transfixed as he and several other veterans inspected the buzzing insects.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised fellow Massachusetts Democrats at their annual state convention Saturday that in her quest for the White House, she'll keep fighting on the issues that first propelled her into Senate.
HARTFORD — A movement to put jailhouse informants under a more powerful microscope before they testify is gaining traction around the country, a byproduct of new DNA testing technology that has exonerated dozens of people wrongly locked up based on informants' lies.
HARTFORD — The remains of two unknown victims of the 1944 Hartford circus fire will be exhumed to see if one of them was a Vermont woman who vanished after the blaze that killed 168 people.
LOCAL AUTHORSMeet spiritual memoirist Valerie Dziengiel, author of “Alone in the Darkness: In Search of Hope;" Robert E.P. Elmer III, Alzheimer’s caregiver and author of "Join the Journey: Care for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver;" and Dr. Michael Fine, a health strategist and author of "Health Ca…
ATLANTA — Thousands of women in the U.S. have crossed state lines for an abortion in recent years as states have passed ever stricter laws and the number of clinics has declined.
STONINGTON — The Rev. Gillian Rachel Barr is a “a huge Harry Potter fan,” a big history buff and a self-proclaimed fountain pen nerd. She is also a groundbreaker.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report Tuesday, revealing that there were 633 boating fatalities nationwide in 2018, a 3.8 percent decrease from 2017.
What started out as a story based on recent news that the last Friendly’s restaurant in Rhode Island, in North Providence, has closed was diverted by a couple of late-arriving coincidences.
STONINGTON — An engineering firm has developed several early-stage proposals on how to address issues at the Town Dock's South Pier and improve the pier's long-term resiliency and viability. Now the town is seeking input from the public before heading to the design stage.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story Aug. 26 about an analysis of local property taxes in Connecticut, The Associated Press, relying on figures provided by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, reported erroneously the number of cities and towns that increased property tax rates for the…
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America's most storied political families, is taking steps to challenge Sen. Edward Markey in the 2020 Democratic primary, setting the stage for what could be a bitter intraparty battle split along generational lines.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nineteen states and the District of Columbia sued on Monday over the Trump administration's effort to alter a federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention.
WATERBURY, Conn. — Four people have been arrested after a Connecticut police officer was dragged by a car for about 100 feet and knocked unconscious.
STONINGTON — The 25th Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert may be the final outdoor musical extravaganza produced by Eva Franchi on her bucolic 240-acre Stonington estate, but smaller pop-up concerts could appear here and there.
A fishing magnate known as the Codfather will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries, the federal government said Monday in announcing it has settled its civil case against a man whose arrest for shirking quotas and smuggling profits overseas shocked the East Coast industry.
BOSTON (AP) — Three stone pillars were placed Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, marking the final step in a $2 million effort to memorialize the bombing that killed three people.
BOSTON (AP) — Religious groups and immigrant rights advocates are marching from Boston to New Hampshire to call for changes to the nation's immigration system.
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.
WESTERLY — As people flocked to the water during the sweltering month of July, some of them were swimming in contaminated water. Test results of the Little Narragansett Bay watershed from the University of Rhode Island’s Watershed Watch water-quality monitoring program showed that in several…
STONINGTON — Don’t ask John Papp about any details from the day he opened his restaurant 40 years ago at the corner of Church and Water streets in Stonington Borough.
STONINGTON — The annual blessing of the Stonington fishing fleet by Norwich Diocese Bishop Michael R. Cote is a time of reflection to remember those who have been lost at sea during the hundreds of years the town’s denizens have ventured out in boats to make a living.
STONINGTON — Simple, unpretentious dishes, imaginative cuisine, and local products. Those are the ingredients a young couple are using for their new bistro-style restaurant that opened this month.
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.
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.
Eversource officials said Tuesday that the company is prepared for rising electricity demand during the hot days ahead. The utility said it was prepared to meet the demand and that its crews are ready to respond to any outages or other problems that may arise.
STONINGTON — Elizabeth Wood, executive director of the Stonington Historical Society, who is leaving her position in August, says she has been drawn to museums since she was a teen.