WESTERLY — You might say that noted naturopathic physician Deirdre O'Connor has finally come to her senses — in a heartfelt, authentic sort of way.
NEW LONDON — Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the policy prohibiting gay…
HARTFORD (AP) — More than 70 members of the Connecticut National Guard were honored Saturday for their service after completing nearly one-year tours of duty.
NEW HAVEN — Christopher O’Connor has been named the CEO of Yale New Haven Health, effective March 25, 2022, when current CEO Marna P. Borgstrom retires. O’Connor currently serves as president of the Health System, having been named to that position in August 2020.
Thousands of Connecticut state employees, K-12 teachers, school bus drivers and day care workers were among those being urged to get vaccinated or else get tested for COVID-19 in the waning hours before Gov. Ned Lamont's executive orders requiring vaccinations for certain employees takes eff…
NEW HAVEN (AP) — A 35-year-old Connecticut police officer killed when his colleague crashed a car while allegedly driving under the influence in Las Vegas was laid to rest Friday and remembered as a dedicated and respected cop with a passion for the job.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The chief investigator for a Boston museum still working to recover $500 million worth of art stolen in 1990 said Thursday he was hoping for new leads to emerge following the death of a highly scrutinized figure in the case.
An estimated 270,000 Connecticut residents who are 65 years and older and who originally received Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, including nursing home residents, can begin getting their third booster shot as soon as Friday, Gov. Ned Lamont's administration said Thursday.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who tied up his ex-girlfriend in her New York apartment during a violent fight and stuffed her in a suitcase where she suffocated and was found dead in Connecticut a week later was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday.
Editor’s note: With the pandemic’s restrictions greatly reduced or lifted, most businesses and service agencies have returned to regular operations. Here is a list of organizations that still have restricted operations or reduced hours.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday released a list of executive orders he hopes top legislative leaders will agree to extend through Feb. 15.
A Connecticut high school that recently resumed full in-person learning for the first time since the onset of the pandemic sent students home temporarily for remote learning — not because of the virus, but rather issues with misbehavior.
EAST LYME, Conn. (AP) — An inmate gave birth inside a Connecticut prison after her labor proceeded too quickly to get her to a hospital, officials said.
STONINGTON — Absentee ballots for the Tuesday, Oct. 5 referendum are now available in the Stonington Town Clerk's office, 152 Elm St. Applications for the ballot are available at stonington-ct.gov/town-clerk or at the Town Clerk’s Office.
STONINGTON — Members of the Board of Finance have tentatively approved a spending plan for $5.23 million in federal funding awarded to the town through the American Rescue Plan Act, and the Board of Selectmen will now turn it over to residents to decide at a town meeting in mid-October.
BOSTON (AP) — The operator of a light rail train that struck the rear of another train in the Boston area in July had turned the speed controller to full power, according to a federal report released Tuesday, and the regional transit agency said it is moving to fire the person.
BOSTON (AP) — A group of high school students in Massachusetts had to ride on a party bus complete with a stripper pole and neon lights during a recent field trip — an experience their teacher said highlights problems with the education system.
BOSTON (AP) — Students, faculty and staff at all 15 Massachusetts state community colleges will be required to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by January, the schools' presidents said.
BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor, once a rising Democratic star after being elected at just 23 years old, was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday after being convicted of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from marijuana businesses that wanted to operate in his city.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are expected to return to the state Capitol next week to decide whether to extend Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's emergency powers during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic until early February.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of unionized group home workers in Connecticut are threatening to walk off the job next month if settlements aren't reached on new labor contracts.
STONINGTON — Members of the town’s Economic Development Commission have crafted a preliminary 25-year plan to redesign the Exit 90 gateway to improve branding, enhance pedestrian safety and aid in the long-term redevelopment of the Route 27 corridor.
When Samantha Muller was walking past the firehouse on Union Street in downtown Westerly at the start of the year amid the COVID-19 outbreak, she said she felt suddenly compelled to walk inside.
The nationwide downturn in the hotel and hospitality industry due to the pandemic has been especially pronounced in Hartford, particularly for hotels that rely on conventions and business travel.
WASHINGTON — Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endorsed the extra vaccine dose only for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease.
NEW YORK (AP) — A spate of inmate deaths. Cellblocks unguarded. Staggering staffing shortages caused by AWOL guards. Detainees deprived of food and medical care.
STONINGTON — Residents and business owners in the borough have battled with the sudden presence of rats and skunks in past years, but police are now warning about a new pest at Stonington Point: minks.
NORTH STONINGTON — Mosquitoes from two separate testing pools in North Stonington have tested positive for carrying West Nile Virus.
JOHNSTON, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Daniel McKee and other state officials urged high school students Wednesday to get a coronavirus vaccine if they want to ensure a normal school year that includes a full range of extracurricular activities including sports.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — As a new semester begins amid a resurgence of the coronavirus, 26 of the 50 largest public university campuses in the U.S. are not mandating that students be vaccinated, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
CANTERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman and her adult daughter have been charged with trespassing and other crimes for entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, federal authorities said.
BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in 200 years, Boston voters have narrowed the field of mayoral candidates to two women of color who will face off against each other in November.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Mayors David Martin of Stamford and Curt Leng of Hamden both lost to fellow Democrats in Tuesday's primary elections, while a group of Republicans in Guilford who want to influence how racial concepts are taught in local schools defeated incumbent GOP board of educatio…
STONINGTON — Traffic on Interstate 95 south was brought to a standstill late Tuesday morning after a four-vehicle crash that left both a flatbed truck and a minivan engulfed in flames.
For years, many Native American tribes have felt their history has not been given its due by schools in Connecticut, a state that takes its name from an Algonquian word meaning “land on the long tidal river.”
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday that he wants to extend Connecticut's mask mandate for public schools beyond the end of this month when his pandemic-related emergency powers are set to expire.
STONINGTON — Local residents will have an opportunity to weigh in this week on a proposed spending plan for use of American Rescue Plan Act funds that would dedicate $2.48 million to facilities and $1.5 million to infrastructure while also including money for housing, transportation and econ…
STONINGTON — Use of recreational marijuana became legal for those over 21 in Connecticut on July 1, but it will soon be up to residents to determine the fate of marijuana cultivation and sales in the community.
NEW YORK — Twenty years after terrorists flew two planes into the World Trade Center, the memorial at ground zero has its own routine, not much different from many city tourist sites.
NEW YORK — The world solemnly marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Saturday, remembering the dead, invoking the heroes and taking stock of the aftermath just weeks after the bloody end of the Afghanistan war that was launched in response to the terror attacks.
LAWRENCE, Mass. — The body of a U.S. Marine killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan returned home Saturday in a solemn procession through Massachusetts on the 20th anniversary of the attacks that led to America's longest war.
STONINGTON — Stonington Free Library, 20 High St., has expanded its hours. The library will now be open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays.