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.

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.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed into law Tuesday a public lands package that includes the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Wild and Scenic River Act.

    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.

    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…

      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…

      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…

      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.

      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.