Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus pandemic, most events are canceled. Until the public health crisis passes, here’s a list of the status of social service agencies and other important local organizations. If an organization is open in a limited capacity, please assume that all COVID-…
School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic.
Friday night saw the graduation ceremonies for three local high schools — Westerly, Chariho and Wheeler. See below for complete coverage, including grad lists and photo galleries.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — State police were searching for the driver of a car involved in a hit-and-run crash on Interstate-95 that killed a 19-year-old man early Saturday.
CHICAGO — A Chicago bus driver looking for a way to relieve stress during the coronavirus pandemic jumped into Lake Michigan for a 365th straight day on Saturday.
DALLAS — The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Summer weather has arrived, and New England tourists are hungry for a lobster roll or a whole cooked lobster — but they're going to have to pay up.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Daniel McKee on Friday signed into law a new 20-year no-bid contract with International Game Technology and Bally's Corp. to run Rhode Island's gambling operations, the state's third largest source of revenue.
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — A commercial lobster diver who got caught in the mouth of a humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod on Friday morning said he thought he was going to die.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Pops traditional Fourth of July live show is returning this year but with some significant changes, the Boston Symphony Orchestra announced Friday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two largest electricity distributors have appealed millions of dollars in profit reductions imposed by the state for what regulators called the companies' failures in preparing for and responding to Tropical Storm Isaias, which caused hundreds of thousand…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers and civil liberties advocates are calling the 2021 state legislative session historic for criminal justice reform.
BOSTON (AP) — Archaeologists are giving a grassy hilltop overlooking iconic Plymouth Rock one last look before a historical park is built to commemorate the Pilgrims and the Indigenous people who once called it home.
STONINGTON —The Stonington Historical Society will hold Open Houses at its two museums, offering free admission on Saturday, June 12, as part of the 17th annual Connecticut Open House Day. The Lighthouse Museum and the Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. (AP) — A three-day effort to free a humpback whale from entanglement in fishing gear ended in success this week, marine mammal experts said Thursday.
Connecticut lawmakers may have closed out the regular legislative session on Wednesday night, but they're expected to return to the state Capitol soon to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana for adults, some remaining budget bills and possibly some other bills that didn't survive in the…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers closed out a legislative session like no other on Wednesday night, with the state Senate approving a two-year, $46.3 billion state budget that proponents said will help Connecticut in its continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while beginni…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday, the final day of the regular legislative session, approved a two-year, $46.3 billion state budget deal reached by Democratic legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont.
Connecticut has become the latest state to pass legislation allowing college athletes to make a profit from their names, images and likenesses.
The House of Representatives was expected Tuesday night to pass a two-year, $46.7 billion state budget deal that lawmakers said will help guide Connecticut as it continues to emerge from the devastating COVID-19 pandemic that left more than 8,200 people dead and double-digit unemployment rat…
NORTH STONINGTON — Music has always been a passion for Wheeler High senior Abby Primett, so when she needed a concept for her senior project that would adhere to COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing, she decided it was time to write her own song.
NORTH STONINGTON — For best friends Molly Butremovic and Olivia Elliott, both members of the Wheeler High Class of 2021, the goal was always to work hard and remain focused so that they would have a chance to end up ranked as the top 10 in their class.
With the Connecticut House of Representatives poised to take up a long-awaited bill that would legalize recreational marijuana for adults, the Republican leader on Tuesday called for an investigation into how language was tucked into the legislation that could have intentionally benefitted a…
LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A 39-year-old man was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Connecticut law office and a partner in the law firm has been named as the subject of the homicide investigation.
In Connecticut, all dogs that have reached the age of 6 months must be licensed by the town of residence. Renewals of dog licenses are due by June 30.
The state Senate was debating a long-awaited bill Monday night that will legalize the recreational use of cannabis, hours after lawmakers announced they had reached a compromise on how to ensure the new industry will benefit those residents adversely affected by the nation's war on drugs.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut House Speaker Matt Ritter announced Monday that an agreement has been reached with Gov. Ned Lamont on a new two-year state budget, which the House of Representatives will take up Tuesday morning.
BOSTON — For Dr. Jeremy Faust, the moment he realized the pandemic no longer dominated his workday came over Memorial Day weekend, when he didn’t see a single coronavirus case over two shifts in the emergency room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
HARTFORD — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Democratic legislative leaders said Friday they're close to reaching a “comprehensive understanding” on a new two-year state budget that does not raise new taxes, yet makes major investments in education, health care, municipal aid, workforce develo…
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A group of Mississippi residents gathered on a sleepy, dusty Delta day to remember the fictional Billy Joe McAllister where — as the 1967 hit song had it — he ended his life when he jumped off the Tallahatchie bridge.
In virtual ceremonies at Westerly Hospital, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital and the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut, employees and one clinical department received awards recognizing excellence in care.
WESTERLY — The two-town, two-state, one-community approach that officials in both Westerly and Stonington often promote will produce another tangible result on Thursday in the form of a job fair at Westerly Education Center.
STORRS, Conn. — The University of Connecticut on Friday became the latest school to require that students be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to classes in the fall.
A lawsuit on behalf of patients was filed Thursday seeking to prevent the closure of a high-security unit at the Connecticut mental hospital that treats those acquitted of crimes by reason of insanity.
WASHINGTON — Whatever or whoever they are, they’re still out there. U.S. intelligence is after them, but its upcoming report won't deliver any full or final truth about UFOs.
NORTH STONINGTON — In an effort to increase the community’s vaccination rate, Wheeler Library will be hosting a vaccination clinic on Friday and Saturday available to all residents in the surrounding area.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — When Samantha Maltais steps onto Harvard’s campus this fall, she’ll become the first member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe to attend its prestigious law school. It’s a “full-circle moment” for the university and the Martha’s Vineyard tribe, she says.
NORTH STONINGTON — The Board of Finance Wednesday night approved an amended 2021-22 budget proposal that reduces spending by over $100,000 and would require a mill rate of 28.6 for the upcoming year.
Connecticut lawmakers on Thursday approved a long-awaited plan to significantly update the state's so-called “Bottle Bill” for the first time in decades, expanding the list of drink containers requiring a deposit.
A final budget agreement between Gov. Ned Lamont and legislative Democrats remained elusive on Thursday, as the General Assembly's adjournment deadline nears.