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Ledyard school consolidation, renovations plan moves forward

Premium Content The Finance Committee on Wednesday voted in favor of asking bond counsel to prepare documentation for a school renovation project, keeping the town on track for a January 2015 referendum.

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Fisherman casts his line in New London

Premium Content A fisherman casts his line into the Thames from the Custom House Pier in New London Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

East Lyme selectmen vote to move forward with clinic

Premium Content The Board of Selectmen voted Wednesday to move forward with a proposal for a new clinic for town employees that would be located within the community.

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Commitee takes next steps toward making Thames River Heritage Park a reality

Premium Content The committee working to create the Thames River Heritage Park agreed Wednesday on a strategy to move the plan forward, forming three subcommittees to focus on securing the foundational elements that...

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Weekend of memories ahead for World War II veteran from Waterford

Premium Content On Saturday, John Bresser, 89, will participate in an Honor Flight from Boston to Washington, D.C. He and 60 other World War II veterans will visit the National World War II Memorial and view the...

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Stonington Charter Revision Commission holds first public hearing

Premium Content Residents at the Charter Revision Commission’s first public hearing Wednesday urged members to focus on the proposal that resulted in its formation — ensuring that Board of Finance...

Salem school board appoints Democrat to fill Caron's seat

Premium Content At a special meeting Monday night, the Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Democrat Phil Teixeira to fill the board vacancy left by the departure of fellow Democrat Margaret Caron.

Norwich Free Academy football game to open with celebration of lights

Premium Content Another new era will open Friday at the nearly 160-year-old Norwich Free Academy, as permanent energy efficient light towers will shine down on the athletic field for the first time in the...

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Premium Content Man accused of stealing aging aunt's life savings

A 50-year-old Massachusetts man appeared in New London Superior Court Wednesday on charges he embezzled more than $350,000 from his elderly aunt after convincing her to give him power of attorney over her affairs.

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33rd Senate District Debate

The voices of three parties with distinct views on the economy, environment and education filled the packed Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School auditorium on Tuesday.


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State: Connecticut employers shed 3,600 jobs in August

The state Labor Department says employers in Connecticut cut 3,600 jobs in August, with schools taking a hit due to a quirk in statistical sampling.

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Closing arguments set in Rowland trial

A federal judge has begun instructing jurors on how to deliberate the fate of former Gov. John G. Rowland in advance of closing arguments in his federal conspiracy trial.

Health department confirms first case of enterovirus in Connecticut

Premium Content The state Department of Public Health today received notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of a confirmed case of enterovirus D68 infection involving a Connecticut...

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‘SummerBreak’ teens share what they did over the summer

It’s a 90-degree day, and 17-year-old Dash Dobrofsky, who normally spends his summer days hanging near Tower 26 on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., is inside a Melrose Avenue cake shop.

R&B singers and reality television are in tune with each other

When K. Michelle released "Rebellious Soul" last year, it was the highest charting debut for a female R&B singer since 2011. Largely unknown, she didn't even have a song in the Top 40.

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Eagle exits New London

Premium Content The U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle departs New London Wednesday, bound for the annual Schooner Festival in Gloucester, Mass., and then on a training cruise with a class of Coast Guard Officer...

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Premium Content Police logs - Sept. 18

Arrests in the region by state and local police.

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Joshua Glahn, 22, of Bethel was charged Sunday with breach of peace.

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James M. Turner, 61, of 11 Norfolk Court, Groton, was charged Sunday with driving under the...

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Premium Content Norwich police search for missing teen

Police have issued a Silver Alert for a missing 14-year-old who was last seen Wednesday in the area...

Premium Content State police investigate assault in East Hampton

State police along with East Hampton police are investigating an assault at a residence on White...

Premium Content Police: Sleeping driver caused crash that closed I-95 in Waterford

State police said it was lack of sleep and not excessive speed that led to an accident involving an...

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Premium Content Jury selection to begin today in Norwich arson case

Jury selection is slated to begin today in New London Superior Court for a man accused of setting...

Premium Content Career criminal to serve 15 years for armed robbery

A 43-year-old man with a 20-year history of carrying out cocaine-fueled armed robberies throughout...

Premium Content Couple avoid prison in Waterford country club embezzlement

A husband and wife who embezzled $43,000 from the Great Neck Country Club in Waterford each have...

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