STONINGTON — When Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bruce Flax announced the inaugural 15 over 50 Ballast Awards, the chamber said the goal was to “recognize business icons over 50 years of age who have remained steadfast, making Mystic their own for 15 years or more."
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Most Americans know about atrocities endured by Native Americans after the arrival of European settlers: wars, disease, stolen land. But they aren’t always taught the extent of the indiscriminate killings.
Employee overtime and personnel costs topped the list of COVID-related expenses that cities and towns paid for using a key source of federal pandemic relief funds, according to interim data submitted to the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut collected about $1.7 million during its first partial month of legalized online gambling and sports wagering, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday.
STONINGTON — For 150 years, a stone globe adorned the incorporators' pillar at the entrance to the historic Stonington Cemetery, one of two symbolic pieces at each side of the gate carved from Westerly granite.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The warming of the planet is taking a deadly toll on seabirds that are suffering population declines from starvation, inability to reproduce, heat waves and extreme weather.
BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday he won't seek a third term as governor of Massachusetts, where his party is bitterly split between supporters and foes of former President Donald Trump.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The bipartisan commission charged with redrawing the boundaries for Connecticut's congressional districts has decided to request a three-week extension so it can complete its work.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — In addition to preparing for snow storms or the new school year, Connecticut municipal leaders were urged Tuesday to ready their communities for a different type of challenge: how to manage conflicts over race, gender identity, religion and national origin.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading up to Wednesday's major abortion case at the Supreme Court, the justices have heard from thousands of people and organizations urging the court to either save or scrap two historic abortion decisions.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine environmental groups have requested that the federal government suspend the permits it issued to a billion-dollar electricity project for Massachusetts residents, which Maine voters rejected in a referendum last month.
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes.
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Infowars host Alex Jones' lawyers are trying to get his free speech defense and other claims before a jury to argue that he is not liable for damages for calling the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax years ago.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, the corporation that owns the Mohegan Tribe's various gambling enterprises, announced Monday it has completed the $1.5 billion in financing needed to develop the first stage of a casino and entertainment resort in South Korea.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The last holiday season was far from the most wonderful time of the year for the U.S. Postal Service: Sick and quarantined workers, a flood of packages from shoppers loath to set foot in stores and a last-minute dump of packages from overwhelmed private shippers.
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A New York City man is facing criminal charges after scuffling with Connecticut state troopers who tried to corral him on a highway, the state police said.
NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — The mother of a Griswold woman accused of suffocating her 6-week-old son appeared in court on Friday on a charge of risk of injury to a minor in the same case.
Members of Native American tribes from around New England are gathering in the seaside town where the Pilgrims settled — not to give thanks, but to mourn Indigenous people worldwide who've suffered centuries of racism and mistreatment.
GRISWOLD, Conn. (AP) — Days after a Griswold mother was charged with suffocating her 6-week-old son, her own mother was also arrested in the infant's death, state police said Thursday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — When the U.S. government allowed so-called hero pay for frontline workers as a possible use of pandemic relief money, it suggested occupations that could be eligible from farm workers and childcare staff to janitors and truck drivers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Giant balloons once again wafted through miles of Manhattan, wrangled by costumed handlers. High school and college marching bands from around the country were back, and so were the crowds at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sixty-five percent of Connecticut's 169 cities and towns are now in the red alert level, the state's highest of four levels for COVID-19 infections, according to state data released Wednesday as families gather for the Thanksgiving holiday.
DALLAS (AP) — Determined to reclaim Thanksgiving traditions that were put on pause last year by the pandemic, millions of Americans will be loading up their cars or piling onto planes to gather again with friends and family.
The Biden administration approved an offshore wind farm off the coasts of Rhode Island and New York on Wednesday as part of a plan to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030.
The Connecticut Department of Correction, which has the lowest employee vaccination rate among executive branch state agencies at 65%, has seen a recent uptick in COVID-19 infections among staff and inmates, according to new state data.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's environmental commissioner suspended a permit Tuesday for a $1 billion electricity transmission line, delivering another blow to the project aimed at bringing Canadian hydropower to New England.
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.
BATH, Maine (AP) — Bath Iron Works in Maine has started construction on a destroyer named for a U.S. Coast Guard officer who earned the Navy Cross during World War II.
STONINGTON — Maggie Welch, a 17-year-old Stonington High School senior, stood in the spotlight Wednesday afternoon, smack dab in the middle of the auditorium stage. Within moments, Kyler Christina, who is also a senior and also 17, scrambled up the steps to join her.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The idea of relocating a 1.5-ton (1,500 kg) statue of Capt. John Mason, located on the Connecticut State Capitol building, sparked strong opinions Thursday, with tribal leaders saying it's an affront to still have a marble figure of the man who led the 1637 massacre of…
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is abandoning his administration's ambitious plan to create a multi-state compact aimed at dramatically reducing transportation pollution after the deal failed to gain traction in other states.
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland joined with Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday to mark the groundbreaking of the Vineyard Wind 1 project, the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the United States.
CVS Health will close hundreds of drugstores over the next three years, as the health care giant adjusts to changing customer needs and converts to new store formats.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bipartisan committee of legislators voted unanimously Thursday for a new map that redraws the district boundaries for the Connecticut House of Representatives, reflecting the state's westward shift in population toward the New York border.
VERNON, Conn. (AP) — Anyone who got a COVID-19 vaccine more than six months ago should not consider themselves fully vaccinated, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday as he urged Connecticut residents to get a booster shot.
Apple is letting some iPhone users fix their own phones, a sharp turnaround for a company that has long prohibited anyone but company-approved technicians from fiddling with its proprietary parts and software.
Chariho Furniture is holding its annual food drive to benefit the Rhode Island Center Assisting Those in Need, or RICAN, Food Pantry starting on Dec. 4.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Seven women who say they suffered excruciating pain after a nurse stole fentanyl for her personal use and replaced it with saline sued Yale University on Wednesday, alleging it of failing to safeguard its supply of the painkilling opioid at a fertility clinic.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man convicted in the 1999 killings of an 8-year-old murder witness and the boy's mother will not be getting out of prison anytime soon, a federal judge ruled Tuesday amid pleas by the victims' relatives and prosecutors to keep him locked up.
KINGSTON — Dario Castillo, a senior marine biology major at the University of Rhode Island and a resident of Cranston, spent the last five months conducting research on sharks and stingrays through a pilot program supported by the National Geographic Society.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Tuesday to authorize its experimental pill for COVID-19, setting the stage for a likely launch this winter of a promising treatment that can be taken at home.
MYSTIC — The Mystic Garden Club is holding an online Greens Sale for the holidays through Friday, Nov. 26. The sale offer wreaths, tabletops, ornaments other greens decorations made by garden club members. Selections can be reserved at mysticgardenclub.org and orders will be ready for curbs…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The panel of state lawmakers charged with redrawing Connecticut’s legislative and congressional district lines has chosen another former state senator to be its ninth tie-breaking member after the group's original choice resigned.
WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged by state police with threatening Gov. Ned Lamont on Twitter said Tuesday that his words were being blown out of proportion and that he had no intent to harm anyone.