GROTON — The Thames River Heritage Park and Connecticut Sea Grant are offering treasure-hunt style quests that include a tour of four park sites: Fort Trumbull State Park and the downtown Waterfront Park in New London, and Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park and Thames Street in Groton.

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Expanded free mobile testing for COVID-19, with no prescriptions required, has begun in several Connecticut cities. It's part of the state's effort to ramp-up testing of people living in densely populated areas to help keep tabs on possible flareups. The effort comes a…

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A college student wanted in connection with two killings in Connecticut was taken into custody when he walked out of a wooded area in Maryland and surrendered peacefully to officers who had their guns drawn, ending six days on the run in several states and providing so…

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford is planning to reopen its parishes to the public for weekday Masses only beginning June 8, with rules for wearing masks and social distancing to guard against the coronavirus, church officials announced Wednesday.

    KINGSTON — News of the arrival in North America of a non-native insect with the terrifying colloquial name of "murder hornet" has alarmed residents around the country. But a University of Rhode Island entomologist said there is little reason for Rhode Islanders to worry about them.

    PROVIDENCE — Elected officials, businesses and others are depending on coronavirus testing and infection-rate data as states reopen so that they will know if a second wave of contagion is coming — and whether another round of stay-at-home orders or closings might be needed.

      BOSTON (AP) — Religious leaders are taking steps to protect their congregations as services resume in Massachusetts and Vermont. An iconic Connecticut pizza shop is adding outdoor dining as part of a plan to aid businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

        BOSTON (AP) — Major hospitals in Maine's largest city experienced an uptick in coronavirus hospitalizations; Roman Catholics in New Hampshire can begin receiving Holy Communion again in parishes that follow certain safety guidelines; Vermont’s largest annual event has been canceled for the f…

        PORTLAND, Maine — Energy demand is down because of the pandemic, but utility bills left unpaid by tens of thousands of people who lost jobs during the coronavirus pandemic could drive electricity prices upward in some areas in coming months.

        NEW YORK — President Donald Trump played golf at one of his courses Saturday during the Memorial Day weekend as he urged U.S. states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns. Yet many Americans remained cautious as the number of confirmed cases nationwide passed 1.6 million.

        HEBRON, Conn. — Connecticut shoreline towns are planning to limit beach access to local residents, eliminate some parking and add extra police patrols to help keep up social distancing as they prepare for a potential influx of visitors over the Memorial Day weekend.

        BOSTON — The Massachusetts unemployment rate soared to 15.1% in April — up from about 2.8% in March — as the state’s efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus shuttered wide swaths of the economy, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Friday.

          STONINGTON — The Stonington Free Library will offer curbside pickup of books beginning Monday, June 1. Holds can be placed on a patron’s online library account by emailing stonlib@stoningtonfreelibrary.org or calling 860-535-0658, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

            Stop & Shop’s Grow & Learn Program teaches children how to grow vegetables and herbs at no cost. In Rhode Island from June 8 to 15 and in Connecticut from May 29 to June 24, or while supplies last, Stop & Shop will be giving away free seed pods and activity books to customers acr…

            HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes on Wednesday announced plans to begin reopening portions of their sprawling Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun attractions on June 1, despite calls from Gov. Ned Lamont to remain shuttered to prevent another wave of inf…

            HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Many Connecticut stores, attractions and restaurants aren’t planning to immediately set up shop Wednesday when some restrictions are lifted in the first phase of Gov. Ned Lamont’s plan to reopen the state from its COVID-19 shutdown.

            WESTERLY — The annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race, one of the region's beloved annual events, has officially been canceled, according to a statement from Lisa Konicki, president of the Ocean Community Chamber Foundation, the organization that sponsors the event.