MYSTIC — It’s no wonder Mystic Disc, the hole-in-the-wall record shop tucked away in an alleyway on Steamboat Wharf, was recently voted “the best record store in Connecticut.”
STONINGTON — Mother’s Day weekend marked the unofficial start to the cookout season and with summer just a few weeks away, local fire volunteers are shifting gears to make sure they are ready for any response.
STONINGTON — With little debate and after hearing one dissenting voice from the public, the Economic Development Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday night to draft a letter of support for a zoning amendment for Smiler’s Wharf that would allow for the development of a boutique hotel, a …
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A key legislative committee has advanced a bill that could lead to electronic tolls on Connecticut highways, but proponents acknowledge some details are still being worked out.
MYSTIC — Randall, Realtors, part of The Randall Family of Companies, has announced the sale of 4 Black Duck Road in Mystic for $2,632,500. The Charlestown-based company said that the price was the highest reported this year in New London County, according to data from the Connecticut Statewi…
MYSTIC — Doris Mager, an energetic, 93-year-old no-nonsense Connecticut native, is a triple force. A raptor advocate, an educator and an activist, Mager is a force of nature, a force to be reckoned with, and a force for good. She's traveled around the country, giving talks at libraries, scho…
GROTON — Chelsea Groton Bank has reported net income of nearly $11.3 million for 2018, an increase of 85 percent from 2017. Assets also increased, to $1.1 billion, a gain of 3.9 percent, according to the mutual bank's annual report. President and CEO Michael Rauh detailed the figures at the …
STONINGTON — The proposed $73.6 million budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year is heading to a vote on April 30, after a first reading of the final document was completed in a tidy, six-minute annual town meeting at Stonington High School Monday night.
Advocates hoping to finally reinstate Connecticut’s full motorcycle helmet law enlisted a wider group of allies this year, following decades of being thwarted by well-organized opponents. But it’s questionable whether it will be enough.
MYSTIC — A small, experienced group of residents has helped transform the landscape and environmental practices of the StoneRidge retirement community — efforts that are especially noticeable around the time of Earth Day and spring cleanup in New England.
The public this morning was given a long awaited first look at the full version of the Mueller report. Here's is the redacted investigative report released to the public by the U.S. Department of Justice.
A group of state lawmakers is fighting back against discussions to possibly eliminate a religious exemption to the requirement that Connecticut schoolchildren be vaccinated, arguing it would be unconstitutional.
Early afternoons during the week, despite the shifting seasons, still find the usual suspects in the men’s locker room and sauna at the Westerly-Pawcatuck YMCA.
EXETER — Gathered under a shelter beside the Wood River on a rainy Monday morning, legislators, town officials, environmentalists and outdoor enthusiasts celebrated the designation of the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed as one of the nation’s Wild and Scenic river systems.
GROTON — A crane that was working near Interstate 95 early Tuesday knocked down power lines, causing outages that forced the schools to close in Groton, and periodic traffic tie-ups throughout the day in the area of Exits 87 and 88.
STONINGTON — Excitement crackled through the air as first-, second- and third-graders saw their new classrooms in Deans Mill Elementary School for the first time Monday morning.
HARTFORD — Some state lawmakers and business leaders hope this could be the year to better promote Connecticut as a tourist destination following years of tight budgets.
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.
MYSTIC — Nestled on the floor with her son, Jack, her service dog, Marea, and several stuffed toy dolphins and seals, Heather Bring read aloud a children’s story about conservation at the Mystic Aquarium.
MYSTIC — While singing one verse of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” groups of fifth-graders focused on how to keep everyone on board a simulated life raft made from a tarpaulin in the Mystic Middle School gymnasium Tuesday morning.
HARTFORD — The federal government may have finally given the go-ahead to a satellite tribal casino in East Windsor, but that doesn’t mean the debate over gambling in Connecticut is settled.
MYSTIC — V. Susan Fisher picked up stakes last year, and, along with her two cats, Harpo and Dory, moved 2,000-plus miles across the country for her new job.
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.
March has blown in while I have been busy with other things. It is time to take a break and enjoy a good book. If you want to join me, try these books.
PAWCATUCK — Consolidating nine musicals into one isn’t easy, but that’s what playwright and teacher Sheila Adams decided to create for Pawcatuck Middle School’s last play.
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.…
An Ashaway man who dived into the Pawcatuck River to rescue a man from a sinking car on New Year's Day was honored by the state Senate on Tuesday.
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…
HARTFORD — Advocates for gun rights and gun control are expected to pack a Connecticut legislative hearing on several firearms bills, including measures that would tighten safe storage laws and require people openly carrying guns to produce their permits if police ask.
MYSTIC — A Groton woman is facing a charge of driving under the influence after police said she struck and killed a man and a woman who were crossing Greenmanville Avenue near Rossie Pentway Saturday evening.
STONINGTON — An expansion of the chaplain program at the police department aims to offer first responders and town residents with an enhanced level of emotional support, and the effort will come at virtually no cost to taxpayers.