HARTFORD — Nearly half the people entering homeless shelters in Connecticut in the past three years have spent time in a state prison or jail at some point in their life, according to data collected by the state.
A Charlestown resident and a child in Coventry have each been diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis, the second and third human cases in Rhode Island this year.
HARTFORD — Gov. Ned Lamont recommended Monday that Connecticut join a growing number of states in eliminating the religious exemption for childhood vaccinations.
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects, including where they are located and the level of access to the waters near them.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Gently lifting a wooden frame containing dozens of Italian honeybees, Vince Ylitalo seemed transfixed as he and several other veterans inspected the buzzing insects.
BRETT'S TIGERMeet author and illustrator Jan Brett tonight when Bank Square Books hosts an author presentation and book signing at 5 p.m. with the bestselling author for her new picture book, “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.” Tickets are $5 andc an be applied to the purchase of a book at the…
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised fellow Massachusetts Democrats at their annual state convention Saturday that in her quest for the White House, she'll keep fighting on the issues that first propelled her into Senate.
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.
GROTON — Electric Boat employees joined state, local and federal officials Friday at the company’s Groton shipyard to break ground for a new facility dedicated to construction of the Columbia class of ballistic missile submarines.
HARTFORD — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation’s opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the f…
HARTFORD — The remains of two unknown victims of the 1944 Hartford circus fire will be exhumed to see if one of them was a Vermont woman who vanished after the blaze that killed 168 people.
NEW YORK — Americans are commemorating 9/11 with mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to "never forget" and rising attention to the terror attacks' extended toll on responders.
NORTH STONINGTON — State police have filed charges against a Westerly teenager who is accused of threatening on Snapchat to commit a shooting at Wheeler High School.
HARTFORD — In the months after Hurricane Maria destroyed her home in Puerto Rico, Ashley Gonzales moved to Connecticut, where federal and state aid helped her and her longtime partner avoid homelessness.
State and local governments have sought billions of dollars from Purdue Pharma as a way to hold the company and the family that owns it accountable for the nation’s opioid epidemic, a potential payout that is now clouded in uncertainty after state attorneys general said settlement talks had …
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…
ATLANTA — Thousands of women in the U.S. have crossed state lines for an abortion in recent years as states have passed ever stricter laws and the number of clinics has declined.
PROVIDENCE — The state departments of Environmental Management and Health have announced that an aerial larvicide application will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 5, in Chapman Swamp in Westerly.
HOPKINTON — While many local residents spent Labor Day afternoon cooking out and celebrating the final day of summer, volunteers with the Ashaway and North Stonington fire departments were busy sorting through bales of hay.
The number of reported crashes, DUI arrests and calls for service rose over Labor Day weekend when compared to a year ago, according to Connecticut State Police, but the number of tickets issued also reduced considerably.
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 — Taxpayers will foot some of the legal bills of a one-time millionaire Connecticut and Florida developer who pleaded guilty in a real estate fraud case and who now says he can’t afford to pay his lawyers.
KEEP THE PEACEJoin members of the Westerly-Pawcatuck International City of Peace group Thursday at 6 p.m. for a showing, "The Ghost Army," as part of a month-long celebration of peace in Westerly. The Ghost Army was notable for using inflatable tanks, sound effects, and imagination to fool t…
HARTFORD — State beaches and parks attracted hundreds of thousands more people this season, an increase due in part to a two-year-old program that provides free admittance for vehicles with a Connecticut license plate.
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management confirmed Thursday that a horse in Westerly tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis on Aug. 24. DEM also confirmed that the third positive finding of EEE in Rhode Island in 2019 was detected in a mosquito pool trapp…
STONINGTON — Town and health district officials are urging area residents to take precautions after mosquitoes collected in the region tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
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…
Mosquitoes trapped in Stonington, North Stonington and Voluntown have tested positive for Eastern Equine Enchephalitis, according to the Uncas and Ledge Light health districts.
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.
WATERBURY, Conn. — Four people have been arrested after a Connecticut police officer was dragged by a car for about 100 feet and knocked unconscious.
Summer is drawing to a close and as students throughout the region pick out their new look and stock up their backpacks, police throughout the region are ramping up enforcement efforts and urging both students and parents to play it safe.
HARTFORD — Connecticut’s municipal leaders are raising concerns about the lack of state borrowing authorizations, noting the slowdown has affected local repaving and other transportation-related projects.
BOSTON — Aerosmith, New England Patriots cheerleaders and a five-tier birthday cake: Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino is threw itself an indulgent birthday bash Saturday.
GROTON — State Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, has launched Somers PAC, a political action committee that will support Republican candidates for General Assembly and GOP committees. "To truly change course and set our state on the path to prosperity, we need more pro-growth legislators in the…
WESTERLY — Dr. Robert Harrison will facilitate a free 90-minute evidence-based QPR Suicide Prevention training on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Henry J. Nardone Conference Center at 25 Wells St. QPR is an abbreviation for question, persuade, refer.
PROVIDENCE — A Rhode Island man nicknamed “The Coin,” who was previously convicted of counterfeiting slugs used in slot machines at several Northeast casinos including at Foxwoods, was sentenced Wednesday to serve 15 months in federal prison for counterfeiting $100 bills.
STONINGTON — The 25th Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert may be the final outdoor musical extravaganza produced by Eva Franchi on her bucolic 240-acre Stonington estate, but smaller pop-up concerts could appear here and there.
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.
BOSTON (AP) — Religious groups and immigrant rights advocates are marching from Boston to New Hampshire to call for changes to the nation's immigration system.
AUGUSTA, Maine — It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success.
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 — Westerly Education Center has scheduled an education and job fair for Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. for anyone seeking employment, job training, college courses, or social services.
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…
NORTH STONINGTON — Connecticut State Police are seeking witnesses to a deadly motorcycle crash along Interstate 95 Sunday that left a New Haven woman dead and the driver suffered serious injuries when they struck a wire rope guard rail between exits 93 and 92.
HARTFORD — A pilot program in several Connecticut cities aims to divert people accused of low-level offenses and who are homeless or have mental illness from the criminal justice system and get them treatment instead.