A Connecticut woman is facing charges of embezzling more than $400,000 from a Mystic-based property group over a one-year period while working as the company’s bookkeeper.
Connecticut state Sen. Heather Somers introduced a bill Friday that would ease state and federal regulations that impede local commercial fishermen from landing catches in multiple states on the same trip, a practice that is currently illegal.
MYSTIC — Because Stonington has no 90-day demolition ordinance, it was legal for the Whaler’s Inn to demolish its buildings on Cottrell and Haley streets and to propose a three-story restaurant and parking lot for the properties.
PORTLAND, Maine — The federal government has outlined an ambitious, potentially costly new plan to restore Atlantic salmon in the United States, where rivers teemed with the fish before dams, pollution and overfishing decimated their populations.
WESTERLY — Coldwell Banker Coastal Homes has announced that Mike Lamb and Richard J. Walker, both of Westerly, have joined the firm as full-time independent sales associates and are working out of the Westerly office at 29 Post Road.
The U.S. Postal Service is reminding customers to provide a clear path for mail delivery after snowstorms. Letter carriers are often on the street even as snow is falling, and preventing a slip or bad fall can be as easy as putting down salt or sand on slippery surfaces.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The rivers in the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed have been approved by the U.S. Senate for inclusion in the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
PAWCATUCK — Forty years ago, when inventor Howard Silagy lived in a small Manhattan apartment, he wanted a portable, non-electric clothes washer that could clean heavy clothes like jeans and sweatshirts.
WESTERLY — The Westerly Wastewater Treatment Facility has received a 2018 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The facility was one of five in New England that were recognized for exemplary performance in improving water quality.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont, who said during his campaign that he would support highway tolls only for tractor-trailers, announced Saturday that he's considering a wider tolling option.
STONINGTON — It’s been four years since Westerly removed memorial trees from its downtown streets and now Stonington is considering following suit along West Broad Street in downtown Pawcatuck.
U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., is co-sponsoring legislation that could expand Medicare access to the 50-to-64-year old age group. Congressional Democrats announced the proposal this week, called the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act. The bill will be introduced by Rep. Bria…
WESTERLY — Local schools are dismissing early and Wheeler Library will close at 1 p.m. ahead of a winter storm that is expected to bring a mix of snow, sleet and rain to the region Tuesday afternoon.
STONINGTON — “Stressed spelled backwards is desserts,” proclaimed one classroom door at Mystic Middle School. How to ease stress? Spend time with friends, exercise, meditate, laugh, breathe, eat well, lots of rest, go on a run, were a few of the suggestions.
STONINGTON — A local woman is facing charges after police said she stabbed a man several times at a Stonington Road motel on Saturday night.
MYSTIC — Lots of people Uber to the train station or airport, but for Mystic passengers who ride in Old Blue, it’s a journey of positivity, laughter and human connection that’s spreading across Instagram and around the world.
AAA Northeast is seeking entries for its annual poster and video contest, open to all K-12 students living or attending school in its territory — Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. The contest will be broken into elementary, middle and high school categories.
WESTERLY — Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey linked arms with Westerly High School teachers Thursday afternoon and recited — along with an auditorium full of students, teachers, and visitors from Ponaganset High School and other schools — the "Choose to Include" pledge.
STONINGTON — A off-duty Westerly police captain who fired one shot at a suspect's car during an incident in Pawcatuck was responding to an active threat and "his actions were justified," according to New London State's Attorney Michael Regan.
STONINGTON — Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz’s visit to the Town Dock and to a local restaurant Wednesday highlighted issues affecting the town’s fishing fleet and the growth of culinary tourism in the area.
STONINGTON — An arbitrator ruled in favor of the town and two of its officials Friday in the case of former highway supervisor Louis DiCesare II, who filed a wrongful termination grievance after he was fired on April 30, 2015.
MYSTIC — Old Mystic Fire Chief Kenneth Richards Jr. has been appointed to serve on the National Fire Protection Association’s Standards Council, the highest U.S. authority overseeing firefighter standards and practices.
STONINGTON — The Mystic River Boathouse Park Implementation Committee took a step Monday toward addressing how the history of the park site and its neighborhood can be optimally presented as an integrated part of the project, a move that the committee hopes will help in negotiations with the…
HARTFORD — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker wants Connecticut to help his administration collect millions of dollars in unpaid highway tolls, calling for a reciprocity agreement with neighboring state officials.
A $2.6 billion attack submarine named for the state of South Dakota officially joined the U.S. Navy fleet at its commissioning ceremony Saturday at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton, where U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., hailed it as “America’s First Millennial Submarine.”
STONINGTON — For more than three hours Thursday, the Board of Selectmen combed through $4.7 million in Capital Improvement Plan requests for the First Selectman’s 2019-20 budget.
STONINGTON — With several stipulations, the Conservation Commission approved a 40-unit housing complex Monday that would include 12 affordable units for a 25-acre site at 126 S. Broad St.
STONINGTON — Democratic Town Committee Chairman Scott Bates announced Tuesday that he will step down and that Tim O’Brien, a member of the Board of Finance, would be the committee's choice as his successor.
STONINGTON — The West Broad Street School, which will be decommissioned in the fall, has started a "video diary montage" celebrating its 120th anniversary. Principal Alicia Dawe has invited former teachers and students to share their memories, including pictures and artifacts of the school. …
STONINGTON — The Coast Guard Foundation has announced that Marc Cregan has joined its staf as regional director for the Northeast. In his new position with the nonprofit group he will work with Coast Guard units in New England and New York to identify and fulfill education, morale and family…
PAWCATUCK — It’s tiny, about the size of a thumb drive, but a JUUL-brand e-cigarette contains a liquid with about the same amount of nicotine as a pack of cigarettes.
STONINGTON — Reading words aloud that he himself affirmed more than two decades ago, Nick Kepple swore in his daughter, Jocelyn Kepple, as selectwoman at Town Hall Monday afternoon, surrounded by town officials, family and friends.
WAKEFIELD — Additional charges have been filed against two former area residents that police said took numerous packages from porches in Westerly, Hopkinton and Stonington in December.
STONINGTON — A deputy chief at the Old Mystic Fire Department has been indefinitely relieved of duty following an alleged domestic incident that took place at his home earlier this month.
CRANSTON — Renee Petrone has lived along the Johnston border in western Cranston for the past 15 years. She had given wind turbines little thought in that time. That changed in November, when Petrone and her husband returned home from a two-week vacation to find 519-foot-tall wind turbines s…
NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — Thanks to congressional intervention, military recruits are going be outfitted in Made-in-the-USA goods right down to their sneakers used for physical fitness training.
GROTON — Naval Submarine Base New London, as well as naval bases and installations throughout the continental United States, will conductsecurity force drills and training in February.