WESTERLY — The man who encouraged others to "keep a song in your heart," and "always keep on singing," is being remembered in fitting fashion — with children, theater and song.
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 — First Selectman Rob Simmons, who was in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for the Northeast State Leadership Day, said he had an opportunity to speak directly with President Donald Trump about local issues and concerns.
When Stonington police arrested Robert Donell Annunziata, a suspect wanted for murder in Georgia, after he fled the scene of a traffic stop on I-95, K-9 units were crucial in his capture, according to Stonington Police Capt. Todd Olson.
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.
Eversource officials said Tuesday that the company is prepared for rising electricity demand during the hot days ahead. The utility said it was prepared to meet the demand and that its crews are ready to respond to any outages or other problems that may arise.
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.
STONINGTON — Elizabeth Wood, executive director of the Stonington Historical Society, who is leaving her position in August, says she has been drawn to museums since she was a teen.
A Connecticut man is facing charges in two states after police said he fled from the scene of a two-car crash on Atlantic Avenue, only to be stopped across the border in Stonington and charged with driving under the influence.
HARTFORD (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is leading an oversight visit to a holding center for detaining migrant children in Florida.
MYSTIC — The Stonington Land Trust will lead a hike through Old Mystic Ridge, the trust’s most recent land acquisition, on Saturday, July 27.
STONINGTON — “An Afternoon at Stone Acres Farm,” a fundraiser for students in South Africa, will be held July 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Stone Acres Farm, 393 Main St.
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.
STONINGTON — A community open house at the West Broad Street School building, sponsored by the Stonington Facilities Committee, will be held Sunday from noon to 2 p.m.
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."
STONINGTON — The Board of Selectmen agreed Wednesday to enter into a discussion with the Rev. Dennis Perkins, pastor of St. Michael Church, about a possible lease of the West Broad Street School building.
BOSTON (AP) — A replica of the Mayflower will sail to Boston as part of commemorations of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' landing in Massachusetts.
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.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has signed legislation aimed at ensuring health insurers treat mental illness the same as other conditions.
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.
HARTFORD (AP) — The Connecticut Department of Transportation is offering new transportation options for those looking to attend summer events in Hartford.
HARTFORD (AP) — State Comptroller Kevin Lembo says Connecticut is on track to wrap up the fiscal year that ended June 30 with a surplus of almost $701 million surplus.
STONINGTON — All-star baseball and softball tournament spectators got a little more than they bargained for Sunday night when police from several departments descended on the Pawcatuck Little League complex on North Anguilla Road in search of a Georgia murder suspect who was spotted in the w…
WESTERLY — The number of physicians and assistants available to work in the Westerly Hospital Emergency Department has increased as part of the facility's move away from contracting for emergency services.