STONINGTON — Saying “It is time for a change,” Stonington First Selectman Rob Simmons announced at the Republican Town Committee meeting Thursday night that he will not run for reelection in November.

STONINGTON — Local retiree John Calvin Beggs, who helped design the backpack for the “moon suits” worn by the Apollo 11 astronauts, said that seeing Neil Armstrong touch down on the lunar surface 50 years ago today on June 20, 1969, was one of the high points of his life. 

STONINGTON —The Stonington Republican and Democratic town committees caucused Thursday and nominated candidates for the upcoming town elections. But with no candidates for the Board of Education so far, the Republican Town Committee will hold another meeting on Monday night to see if anyone …

    STONINGTON — Because of Thursday’s rainfall, the Stonington Shellfish Commission has closed two conditional shellfishing areas: Area A and Outer Quiambaug Cove.These areas will remain closed to the harvesting of clams, oysters, and mussels for a minimum of seven days. To determine the status…

    PROVIDENCE — the Rhode Island Department of Health is advising consumers that Northfork Bison Distributions of St. Leonard, Quebec, is recalling bison burgers and ground bison because they have the potential to be contaminated with a form of E. coli that can cause diarrheal illness. The meat…

      MYSTIC — State Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, has received the 2019 Champion of Elder Care Award July 11 from the Connecticut Association of Health Care Facilities / Connecticut Center for Assisted Living.

      STONINGTON —Developers of the proposed Smiler’s Wharf project at the downtown Mystic waterfront withdrew their application Tuesday morning, and a hearing scheduled for the evening before the Stonington Planning & Zoning Commission was canceled.

      WILLIMANTIC — Transportation, improved data sharing and renewable energy were some of the issues where the governors of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island said Tuesday they found common ground in their first private meeting with one another, promising to work together in the future.

      HARTFORD — Forensic scientist Henry Lee, who became famous for his testimony in the O.J. Simpson trial and his work on other high-profile murder cases, defended his reputation Thursday after lawyers this week again questioned the accuracy of blood-evidence testimony he gave decades ago.

      HARTFORD — A prison employee is suing the Connecticut Department of Correction, alleging she was suspended without pay for complaining about a corrections officer who displayed a Confederate flag in his vehicle, which was repeatedly parked in a highly visible place at the prison.

      STONINGTON — The Board of Selectmen has approved the formation of a “Complete Count” committee that will focus on getting an accurate 2020 census count for the town, especially of residents who may be hesitant to be counted.  

      ASHAWAY —  The Ashaway Free Library will mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with a special presentation on July 16. Author John Kane will talk about his soon-to-be-published book, "Pilgrims of Woodstock."

      NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A research scientist who worked at NASA and a chronic disease epidemiologist are just two of Yale University's renowned female graduates, professors and staff who have gone unmentioned on the pages of Wikipedia.

      STONINGTON — Maggie Jones, who has served as executive director of the Mystic Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center for 27 years, is stepping down and has been named executive director emeritus. Davnet Conway Schaffer, longtime senior director of operations and preschool director, has taken over…

      STONINGTON — Several hundred people showed up Monday evening at Stonington High School for a special Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to address a proposed zoning change for the Smiler’s Wharf project on the downtown Mystic waterfront, and their sentiment was nearly unanimous: no.

      CHELSEA, Mass. — Guatemalan bakeries, Honduran restaurants and Salvadoran markets are joining an already ethnically diverse mix of businesses in downtown Chelsea, a tiny industrial city across the Mystic River from Boston.