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.

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…

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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

      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.