NORTH STONINGTON — Cheerleaders waved pom-poms, teachers held homemade “Welcome Lions” signs and the high school band played tunes like “Louie Louie” and “Sweet Caroline” as students in grade 6 through 12 stepped off their buses Monday morning and entered the town’s brand new Wheeler Middle …
HARTFORD — A reputed Connecticut mobster who federal authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history criticized government officials Monday as he adjusted to being back home after finishing a four-year prison sentence for weapons crimes.
HARTFORD — A former top Goldman Sachs executive tapped to oversee economic development policy in Connecticut and lauded by Gov. Ned Lamont for his caliber of financial and investment experience finds himself answering a lot of questions about his role in the mortgage meltdown of 2007-08.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Health announced Friday that Butterball LLC has recalled 78,164 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with the Salmonella Schwarzengrund bacteria.
NORTH STONINGTON — A cat died in a house fire on Meadow Wood Drive Thursday morning, but officials said a rapid response by firefighters helped limit heavy damage to the kitchen area.
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.
NORTH STONINGTON — The North Stonington Garden Club is now accepting applications for the 2019 Anna Coit Memorial Scholarship. The $1,500 scholarship is granted annually to a student pursuing higher education in agriculture, conservation, environmental studies, horticulture, landscape design…
WASHINGTON — It wasn’t exactly a mic-drop moment. But when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi abruptly ended a conversation as a freshman Connecticut lawmaker no longer seemed to be listening, it showed just how far the Democratic leader and the new majority have to go in getting used to each other.
NORTH STONINGTON — If its $1 million offer to connect with Stonington’s Pawcatuck sewer plant is rejected, North Stonington will seek other options to fulfill its ambitious economic development plans.
PROVIDENCE — What do you do if you share a name with one of the most prominent defendants in the special counsel's investigation into Russia?
STONINGTON — Tolls, regionalization and paid family leave were among the topics raised by residents during Sen. Heather Somers’ Community Conversation at the police station Thursday night.
STONINGTON — Current and former town officials spoke against North Stonington’s request to tie into Stonington’s sewage system at Wednesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting.
NORTH STONINGTON — Two cats remain unaccounted for and a barn on a residential property on Pendelton Hill Road was destroyed after a blaze tore through the one-story structure on Wednesday morning.
STONINGTON — The town’s Water Pollution Control Authority said Tuesday it would consider the creation of an inter-municipal sewage agreement with the Town of North Stonington. Under such an agreement, North Stonington could potentially pay a buy-in amount, and ongoing premiums that would exc…
MYSTIC — Eastern CT Housing Opportunities, Connecticut Green Bank and PosiGen will host a "Solar For All" informational workshop for New London County homeowners on Saturday, March 2, at 10:30 a.m. The program will be held at the JX Barn at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center's Coogan Farm…
STONINGTON — State Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, whose district includes Stonington and North Stonington, will host a Community Conversation from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Stonington Police Station, 173 S. Broad Street, Pawcatuck.
NORTH STONINGTON — Third-grade students at North Stonington Elementary School delivered a harsh reprimand to Benedict Arnold on Monday for his role in the Sept. 6, 1781 burning of New London.
BOSTON (AP) — Locked up for life after 16 years on the run, murderous Boston gang boss James "Whitey" Bulger couldn't stand how much the world around him had changed.
WESTERLY — With the clock ticking, two robots whirred and pivoted as they expertly picked up balls and cubes, known as “minerals,” depositing them into bins attached to a simulated planetary rover in the Terrace Room of the Westerly Public Library Wednesday afternoon.
PROVIDENCE — Light poles and traffic lights are getting cluttered with electronic equipment and it’s expected to get more crowded as new wireless communication networks spread across Rhode Island.
PORTLAND, Maine — The federal government has outlined an ambitious, potentially costly new plan to restore Atlantic salmon in the United States, where rivers teemed with the fish before dams, pollution and overfishing decimated their populations.
The U.S. Postal Service is reminding customers to provide a clear path for mail delivery after snowstorms. Letter carriers are often on the street even as snow is falling, and preventing a slip or bad fall can be as easy as putting down salt or sand on slippery surfaces.
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., is co-sponsoring legislation that could expand Medicare access to the 50-to-64-year old age group. Congressional Democrats announced the proposal this week, called the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act. The bill will be introduced by Rep. Bria…
WESTERLY — Local schools are dismissing early and Wheeler Library will close at 1 p.m. ahead of a winter storm that is expected to bring a mix of snow, sleet and rain to the region Tuesday afternoon.
NORTH STONINGTON — From the second floor space where she practices holistic medicine at the Holly Green Plaza, Dr. Stefana Pecher can see the red roofs of her new farm across the road.
AAA Northeast is seeking entries for its annual poster and video contest, open to all K-12 students living or attending school in its territory — Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. The contest will be broken into elementary, middle and high school categories.
HARTFORD — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker wants Connecticut to help his administration collect millions of dollars in unpaid highway tolls, calling for a reciprocity agreement with neighboring state officials.
A $2.6 billion attack submarine named for the state of South Dakota officially joined the U.S. Navy fleet at its commissioning ceremony Saturday at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton, where U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., hailed it as “America’s First Millennial Submarine.”
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont made good on a campaign promise Friday and removed Griswold from consideration as the site of a new State Police firing range.Residents of the area, adjacent to the Pachaug State Forest, had fought the project and were successful in drawing support from area legis…
LEDYARD — Connecticut State Police have initiated an investigation into an officer involved shooting after officials said two Ledyard officers fired several rounds each at a suspect that had led officers on a chase into a New London backyard before attempting to strike an officer with his car.
WESTERLY — Snow, then rain, then freezing rain — with some snow mixed in — then more snow, ending with a flash freeze that will drive temperatures down into the single digits: National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham said the first significant storm of the winter is likely to bring…
NORTH STONINGTON — Dressed in heavy boots, a hat and warm layers, Brianne Casadei opened the paddock and called to her herd of dairy cows Tuesday morning.
STONINGTON — Small business owners and those overseeing regional LLC companies are being asked to remain on high alert after a new scam demanding fees to register the LLC with the state.
HARTFORD — Not only will the Connecticut General Assembly be solidly Democratic when lawmakers convene Wednesday, it will also include more Democrats who call themselves progressive.
MASHANTUCKET — Tribal police are continuing to investigate after three people suffered various stab wounds in a a New Year’s Day fight at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino.
NORTH STONINGTON — Firefighters extinguished a car fire along Interstate 95 North Tuesday morning after flames extended into the cab of a Mazda, causing heavy damage to the car.
With an abundance of music, painting, photography, theater, exhibits and visiting luminaries, 2018 was another banner year for the arts in the region, with Westerly serving as the cultural hub of Southern Rhode Island. It was also a year of change, collaboration and coffee.
WESTERLY — Leadership of the Westerly Police Department continued to dominate the headlines in 2018.
Chances are the Dorr Rebellion no longer resonates with defiant rhetoric, groundswell passions and makeshift citizen armies for most Rhode Islanders, never mind its place in state and national history and the evolution of democracy.