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.
VERNON, Conn. (AP) — After worrying for years about the foundations crumbling beneath their houses, hundreds of suburban homeowners in a large swath of eastern Connecticut are getting help from the state to salvage properties that had been doomed by bad batches of concrete.
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of class action lawsuits stemming from the natural gas explosions in Massachusetts have been settled for $143 million, the utility blamed for the disaster and lawyers for the plaintiffs announced Monday.
PROVIDENCE — The U.S. Senate is planning to vote on judicial nominees, including the nomination of Rhode Island Public Defender Mary McElroy to be a judge for the U.S. District Court in Providence.
PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor who was on Chappaquiddick Island the night of U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy's fateful car crash has died.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — On a busy day, as many as 300 students, faculty and staff at Manchester Community College will visit the school's food pantry to help make ends meet with free groceries.
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.
OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. — On an exclusive Connecticut peninsula, where signs warn outsiders to stay off private roads, eight multimillion-dollar homes with sprawling yards along the Long Island Sound are poised to become eligible for taxpayer-funded disaster aid.
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.
STONINGTON — “An Afternoon at Stone Acres Farm,” a fundraiser for students in South Africa, will be held July 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Stone Acres Farm, 393 Main St.
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.
STONINGTON — The Mystic River Boathouse Park Implementation Committee Monday approved a draft memorandum of understanding to be presented to the State Historic Preservation Office regarding a historic house on the park property based on suggestions in a report from a historical consultant.
PORTLAND, Maine — Baby lobsters are continuing to appear in high numbers off some parts of Canada while tailing off in New England, raising questions about what the valuable shellfish’s population will look like in several years.
From Bristol to Block Island and into Connecticut, there are Independence Day celebrations aplenty in the region. Some will take place the weekend before, some the weekend after, but in fine Fourth of July tradition, many will take place Thursday, on the holiday itself. Here is a list of loc…
PROVIDENCE — A joint notice issued by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and the Department of Health is warning of the return of blue-green algae blooms.
MYSTIC — The Mystic Garden Club has announced the award of more than $27,000 in grants, scholarships and donations. The following organizations received grants: Avalonia Land Conservancy Inc., Denison Society, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center/Coogan Farm, Eastern Connecticut Community Garde…
STONINGTON — Six teachers who have a taught a total of 105 years at Deans Mill Elementary School — and 157 years in the town's schools — closed their classroom doors for the last time last week.
STONINGTON — Police officials said Wednesday that they were looking into a complaint filed by the attorney for the estate of an elderly couple who were struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver in March.
WATERFORD — Charter Oak Federal Credit Union has received the Corporate Sponsor of the Year and Corporate Benefactor Awards from the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut for its support of the agency's 2018-2019 annual campaign. During the 2018-2019 United Way campaign, the credit union's …
STONINGTON — The Stonington Architectural Design Review Board on Monday conditionally approved a site plan for two new hotels proposed off Coogan Boulevard in Mystic.
STONINGTON — When First Selectman Rob Simmons took the helm as chairman of the Board of Police Commissioners in 1986, the town was littered with "dead zones" that made it difficult for town police officers to communicate with one another.
MYSTIC — “Project 21,” a substance abuse prevention program focusing on preventing underage drinking in Stonington and Groton, has been formed to focus on educating area bars, restaurants and liquor stores about the importance of not selling or serving alcohol to people under age 21 for both…
WESTERLY — Watch Hill summer resident Deborah Goodrich Royce, often recognized for her support of the arts and involvement with preservation, cultural and charitable organizations — not to mention her acting career — can now lay claim to another accomplishment: She has just published her fir…
LEDYARD — Volunteers with the Old Mystic and North Stonington fire departments helped to douse a garage fire in the southeastern corner of Ledyard on Wednesday afternoon. The smoke could be seen from Route 184 in Stonington and Groton.