PROVIDENCE — Cooper “Chick” Bacon, who pleaded guilty in federal court to seaman’s manslaughter in the 2015 death of Stonington resident Walter Krupinski, was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $1,800 in restitution at a hearing in district federal court Thursday.

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…

PAWCATUCK — This year’s 29 contestants in the Pawcatuck Middle School Spelling Bee were so accurate, they blew through the official Scripps National Spelling Bee's 225-word list Tuesday and started working through the official backup list.

STONINGTON — Two motorists are facing charges of driving under the influence following separate incidents, the first after traveling more than twice the speed limit and a second after nearly rear-ending a truck in front of an officer.

    Stonington Public Schools' registration for kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year will be held Friday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Tuesday, March 26, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the District Administration Building at 49 N. Stonington Road, Old Mystic.

    PAWCATUCK — The distinctive aroma of Italian cooking is the unofficial greeter at the door of Hoof’s Italian Restaurant & Bar at 59 West Broad St.

    STONINGTON — The Stonington Democratic Town Committee voted unanimously Thursday night to select Jocelyn Kepple, a middle school teacher, as its choice for the Democratic seat on the Board of Selectman that was vacated by Kate Rotella at the beginning of the year.

      MYSTIC — The Mystic Seaport Museum has expanded its hours for the public to view the traveling exhibition “Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition,” now open in the museum’s Thompson Exhibition Building until April 28.

        STONINGTON — Superintendent Van Riley is proposing a zero percent increase for the 2019-20 school budget. Meeting Thursday with the Board of Education at the Stonington High School Commons, he said that consolidating the middle schools would save $1 million.

        STONINGTON — The town is working with the State Office of Historic Preservation to come up with a solution for two buildings located at the Mystic River Boathouse Park site, which is within a historic district.

          WESTERLY -- Westerly Community Credit Union has announced that Benjamin M. Servideo has joined its staff as a small business lending officer. He will assist current business members and new local businesses with their borrowing, deposit, and service needs.

          Westerly and Stonington Police continue to keep an eye out for a car that crashed into the Pawcatuck River behind the Malted Barley early Tuesday and was seen floating past the Bridge Restaurant soon after the incident.