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-…
As expected, voters on Tuesday rubber-stamped Republican President Donald Trump and former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden in primary elections in Connecticut, where officials were working late into the night counting large numbers of absentee ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic.
STONINGTON — Health district staff and town officials are urging residents to take precautions after a mosquito trapped near Stonington High School tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis.
Residents of neighboring Rhode Island no longer have to comply with a two-week quarantine rule when they enter Connecticut. The state was removed on Tuesday from the list of states affected by a travel advisory that's supposed to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus.
STONINGTON — On the top floor of the West Broad Street School, teacher Amy Babcock’s classroom lies waiting for the return of students.
It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it’s repaired.
Residents in Connecticut are urged to remain on high alert following reports of scam efforts in areas still without power or where heavy damage occurred as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on.
New Hampshire's hospitals are hurting financially and bracing for cuts due to the coronavirus pandemic.
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut voters will rubber-stamp the presidential nominees and decide a number of down-ballot races Tuesday, but the result everyone will be watching for is how the primary itself comes off. Local election officials will have to count an unusually large number of…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont criticized President Trump’s executive order that seeks state money to help extend emergency unemployment benefits amid the coronavirus pandemic.
NEW YORK (AP) — Another heat wave was rolling into the New York tristate region Sunday as crews worked to restore power to over 300,000 residents and businesses who were still without power after last week’s tropical storm.
STONINGTON — Greg Howard is the endorsed Republican candidate for the 43rd district State Representative seat and will face Democrat Kate Rotella this November. Howard is currently employed as a detective in the Stonington Police Department. He was endorsed by local Republican legislators th…
PAWCATUCK — The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced the cancellation of many outside events this summer, but a local tradition with deep religious roots — and 100 years of history — will go on as planned in Pawcatuck, with two processions dedicated to one woman.
MYSTIC — The Mystic Fire Department has been awarded a federal grant totaling $2,668 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
NEW YORK — More than 520,000 homes and businesses in the New York tri-state area were still without electricity Saturday as utilities worked to get the lights on four days after Tropical Storm Isaias.
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A replica of the original Mayflower ship that brought the Pilgrims to America 400 year ago this year is returning home following extensive renovations.
WESTERLY — At a time when crossing state lines might bring trepidation and confusion about travel bans and quarantine requirements, the town's business leaders are sounding a message: The greater Westerly-Pawcatuck region remains open.
KINGSTON — A University of Rhode Island natural resource economist has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to create a new way of documenting where commercial fishing is conducted in southern New England waters. The project is aimed at reducing conflict b…
EAST HARTFORD — The Connecticut National Guard joined over 1,750 utility crews in Connecticut on Friday in efforts to clear trees and restore power to more than 400,000 homes and businesses still in the dark, as frustration continued to grow over the pace of the response to Tropical Storm Isaias.
WESTERLY —Washington Trust was named as one of Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work by Providence Business News. This marks the 10th year in a row that Washington Trust has been named to the list, which recognizes the outstanding places of employment throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Ma…
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut is providing local school districts with an additional $160 million to help them reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of more crews from out of state were arriving in Connecticut on Thursday to help restore power to nearly 580,000 homes and businesses that remained in the dark after Tropical Storm Isaias, as state officials announced an investigation into electricity utilitie…
A burst of powerful winds caused by the passing of Tropical Storm Isaias on Tuesday left Westerly and most of Stonington unscathed but struck neighboring small-town communities hard, leaving thousands without power.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For the second day in a row, there have been no new COVID-19-associated deaths in Connecticut, according to new data released on Wednesday. It also marked the sixth day in the past month that no new deaths were reported.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont called for an investigation of the state's two largest electric utility companies Wednesday as hundreds of thousands of residents remained without power a day after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the state.
Winds from Tropical Storm Isaias struck the region quickly Tuesday afternoon before moving north towards Canada, but the storm led to numerous reports of fallen trees and branches that left roads closed and impacted thousands of electric customers in southwestern Rhode Island and southeaster…
WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least six people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people.
Travelers from Rhode Island have been added to the list of those who must quarantine while staying in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and Massachusetts as some Northeast states begin to see signs of rising infections.
After slamming into the South Carolina-North Carolina border as a category 1 hurricane late Monday, Tropical Storm Isaias made its way into southern New England on Tuesday afternoon and was expected to impact the region well into the morning.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several people who work for the Rhode Island Legislature will work from home for two weeks after some staffers tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said.
STONINGTON — Superintendent of Schools Van Riley said in a letter to parents Monday he will recommend the district return to school using a hybrid model that would involve students receiving in-school instruction two days per week and distance-learning instruction the remaining three days.
STONINGTON — A New York man is facing charges after the police said he was seen walking around near the front entrance of a Mystic hotel without clothes before then fighting, while clothed, with a clerk who told him he was no longer welcome.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said Connecticut is currently “in a good place” because the state’s baseline rate of COVID-19 infections is very low, predicting the state will have an upper hand if flare-ups develop this fall.
STONINGTON — Superintendent of Schools Van Riley said in a letter to parents Monday he will recommend the district return to school using a hybrid model that would involve students receiving in-school instruction two days per week and distance learning instruction the remaining three days.
MYSTIC — The staging has come down, the protective wrapping is off and the inspector has given his seal of approval: The Mystic & Noank Library's chimney restoration project is finally completed.
PORTLAND, Maine — Seals are thriving off the Northeast coast thanks to decades of protections, and that victory for wildlife has brought a consequence for humans — more encounters with sharks.
The Northeast Grand Prix auto race at Lime Rock Park in the Lakeville section of Salisbury, Conn., has been moved to Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina because of the coronavirus.
HARTFORD — With the state’s Aug. 11 primary fast approaching, some Republican congressional candidates have been bucking conventional wisdom it will be difficult to run in Democratic-leaning Connecticut on an outspoken conservative message this November. Instead, they argue that they’re reso…
PAWCATUCK — In 1920, a young priest, bubbling with energy and idealism, arrived at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Pawcatuck. Within months, Father John J. Keane convinced parents to help him establish a Boy Scout troop.
An online portal has been launched to help Connecticut residents who need housing assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Coast Guard on Saturday urged commercial and recreational boaters in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey to prepare for possible high surf, dangerous rip currents, heavy wind, heavy rainfall, and coastal flooding from Hurricane Isaias, which has the potential to impact t…
“Boston Strong” remains a “vibrant” rallying cry more than seven years after the marathon bombing killed three people and injured more than 260 others, a federal appeals court noted as it threw out the death sentence of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases.