HARTFORD — The University of Connecticut generates about $5.3 billion worth of economic activity for the state, including nearly 26,000 jobs and $277.5 million in state and local tax revenue through industries that benefit from UConn’s enterprise, according to a new analysis.
STONINGTON — Motorists can expect heavy traffic and delays along Liberty Street and a brief detour on Saturday morning as parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel celebrate the reopening of their newly renovated church.
MYSTIC — The Westerly Hospital will offer a four-part community wellness series next month at StoneRidge Life Plan Retirement Community, 186 Jerry Browne Road. Each session will be held at 10 a.m.
NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast — it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a priority for governors in three more, including the populous New York.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday left in place the conviction of a Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend text messages urging him to kill himself.
STONINGTON — A Griswold man and Pawcatuck resident are facing charges after the police said each was found to be driving under the influence during separate crashes within the past week.
HARTFORD — Open enrollment to sign up for a 2020 health insurance plan through Access Health CT will end at midnight on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Connecticut residents can still enroll online, over the phone, or in-person at any of the Enrollment Fairs or five Enrollment Locations. Some applicants…
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island received more than $7.3 million in federal grant money to support homeless assistance projects across the state.
BOSTON (AP) — One of the most comprehensive private collections of John F. Kennedy memorabilia, one that chronicles his life from childhood to the White House, is for sale.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Hemp growers in Maine are concerned that new rules governing the crop could hold back the growth of an industry that is already the largest in New England.
BOSTON (AP) — Bostonians ditched their parkas, mittens and thermal underwear for a second day as record-breaking warm temperatures again bathed the region in springlike temperatures.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — It took just over two minutes from the time Ansonia police officers entered the home until a knife-wielding Michael Gregory fell onto the kitchen floor after a fatal gunshot fired by one of the officers.
BOSTON (AP) — The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's public health laboratory has begun testing newborn babies for the genetic disorder Spinal Muscular Atrophy, complying with a new state law that took effect on Jan. 1.
PAWCATUCK — For Mystic-based playwright Anna Maria Trusky, the infamous unsolved murder in 1947 of Elizabeth Short — "The Black Dahlia" — has all the more significance today, 73 years later.
STONINGTON — Members of the Economic Development Commission are working to help shape the future of downtown Pawcatuck. But first, they want to know what residents and local business owners hope to see through revitalization. To that end, a community conversation will be held on Tuesday that…
STONINGTON — New England Science & Sailing Foundation will hold a drawing contest for young artists for a calendar entitled “Long Island Sound and Its Watershed: What It Means to Me.” The contest is designed to engage youth in environmental stewardship and watershed conservation and is o…
WESTERLY — Westerly Community Credit Union has announced the introduction of a new and improved eBanking platform and app. The unified platform allows members to transact and manage banking business on desktop computers, smartphones and tablets. E-banking can be used for loan applications, o…
STONINGTON — A public hearing on a proposal that would lease the West Broad Street School to St. Michael the Archangel Church drew strong support from the community, but several business owners and residents expressed concerns that the plan was neither the best long-term use for the property…
WESTERLY — Firefighters doused a small fire Tuesday morning in an excavator on a barge that was stationed in the Pawcatuck River near the Westerly Yacht Club. Firefighters with the Westerly Fire Department and mutual aid from Pawcatuck, with boats from both departments, were dispatched to th…
STONINGTON — The location of a pubic hearing Wednesday night on a proposal that the town lease the former West Broad Street School to St. Michael the Archangel Church has been moved to the Stonington High School Commons. It was originally scheduled for a conference room at the police station…
STONINGTON — Heavy smoke coming from a wood stove was cited as the cause of a morning smoke condition in downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck that led to several calls from concerned citizens Monday morning, but officials said there was never a fire to speak of.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — One of two men charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at New Hampshire’s youth detention center in the late 1990s went on to work as a clubhouse attendant for the Boston Red Sox, who suspended him when the club learned of the allegations, the team told The Associat…
ANSONIA, Conn. (AP) — Police body camera videos released Monday show a Connecticut man running at officers with a knife, the man refusing orders to drop it and one of the officers fatally shooting him.
A man who died in the custody of a Connecticut police department had been observed at a hospital for five hours the night before he was found unresponsive in a cell, state police said Monday.
Nestled in the heart of Noank, where in mid-December the firehouse was outlined in lights that change color, and trees, fences and front doors were draped in Christmas lights, there’s a little storefront where the owners are hoping to create a community space for artists, art lovers and thos…
STONINGTON — A proposed lease between the Town of Stonington and St. Michael the Archangel Church would bring students back to the West Broad Street School under a two-year agreement that officials on both sides are calling “a win-win.”
HARTFORD — Plans are still moving ahead to consolidate Connecticut’s 12 community colleges into a single accredited school by 2023, despite escalating resistance from faculty unions who question whether the complicated proposed merger will work or even makes sense.
SAVING THE FUTUREJoin Michael Fine, author of “Health Care Revolt,” and Frank H. Crandall II, author of “Global Warning: Saving Our Future,” Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St. in Westerly, for a discussion about social issues when the two men discuss their wo…
STONINGTON — When Aimee Newell was 14 and touring a whaling captain’s house in Nantucket with her family, she knew as the guide peeled back the wall covering to reveal the original design underneath that she wanted to hold a job that allowed her to feel the past and transmit its lessons.
STONINGTON — Town officials and the town's financial adviser have announced that the refinancing of $7.2 million of bonds issued in 2012 will save close to $600,000 in interest costs over the next dozen years.
STONINGTON — The Stonington Land Trust will lead a winter stroll through the flat terrain at the Thomas Miner Nature Preserve & Wildlife Sanctuary, 236 Taugwonk Road, on Saturday, Jan. 11, beginning at 9 a.m.
Members of the Rhode Island and Connecticut congressional delegations are urging the Trump administration to use diplomacy and "de-escalate" to avoid war with Iran, following a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed a top Iranian general.
At the close of each year, my managing editor asks me to select my most memorable images that either appeared in print or were displayed on our website. Over the course of the year, I cover and shoot thousands of images at a wide variety of events — some extremely newsworthy, others that are…
It was another banner year for the arts in the Westerly region in 2019, with plentiful concerts, events, productions, programs, publications and performances varied enough to suit every taste and level of sophistication.
STONINGTON — When members of the Stonington Village Improvement Association hosted their annual tree lighting ceremony at Wadawanuck Square in early December, revelers were treated to a bigger spectacle than in recent years.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A woman who was critically injured in a shooting at a Rhode Island apartment complex is moving out of the intensive care unit at a Connecticut hospital.
CHICAGO (AP) — Over a year ago, Woody Kaplan, a major Democratic donor and longtime Deval Patrick supporter, helped the former governor plan his potential presidential bid.
New Hampshire became the second New England state to offer sports betting on Monday, with Republican Gov. Chris Sununu placing the first bet on the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The final snowstorm of 2019 in New England is packing a one-two punch that left skiers and snowboarders reveling, and others shoveling and chipping ice on Monday. Several thousand were left in the dark because of storm-related power outages.
The new year will bring new charges for some owners of electric vehicles, as an increasing number of states seek to plug in to fresh revenue sources to offset forgone gas taxes.