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Premium Content Partner school districts to discuss NFA issues looking ahead to future contract

The eight partner school districts that have Norwich Free Academy as their designated high school plan to hold joint discussions on what they see as common issues they would like to see addressed in...


Premium Content Hearing planned for gas pipeline expansion expected to affect Norwich, Montville wetlands

Norwich - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will host a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Holiday Inn to hear comments about an environmental analysis on the impact of a...


Premium Content Norwich Free Academy expanding its marketing

A growing push to market Norwich Free Academy to prospective students in an increasingly competitive high school environment along with a desire to better promote the Slater Memorial Museum has led...


Premium Content 3 Republicans running for 47th District nomination

Doug Dubitsky of Chaplin and Noah Enslow and Michael Meadows, both of Sprague, are vying for the Republican Party nomination in the Aug. 12 primary to run for state representative from the 47th...


Premium Content Enslow campaign files second complaint in District 47 race

The campaign of Noah Enslow in the Aug. 12 Republican primary for the 47th District state House of Representatives nomination filed a second election complaint Thursday against opponent Doug Dubitsky...


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Premium Content Lockers among the hurdles facing new middle-schoolers on first day

Jitters about new classes, excitement about new teachers and confusion about bus schedules – all the hallmarks of the first day of school — were manifest at Clark Lane Wednesday morning.


Premium Content Stonington recreation administrator resigning

Stonington Recreation Administrator Joe Mendonca Jr. has informed the town that he will resign on Sept. 12.


Premium Content Norwich plans appeal of order to rehire fired rec director

The city plans an appeal of a decision by state labor officials that directs the city to rehire fired former recreation director C. Roger Moss, according to Norwich Human Resources Director Brigid Marks.


Premium Content Fifty acres in Lyme added to national wildlife refuge

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has acquired 50 acres in Whalebone Cove from The Nature Conservancy that will be added to 66 acres there already owned by the service as part of the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.


Premium Content New London school board to receive findings in superintendent investigation tonight

The findings of the New London Board of Education's investigation into superintendent appointee Terrence P. Carter are scheduled to be made public at this evening's board meeting.


Franklin Sports

Premium Content Roccoe sets Speedbowl record with 63rd career SK Modified win

Keith Rocco won two events and set the Waterford Speedbowl's career record by capturing his 63rd SK Modified feature on Saturday night.

Rocco, who won his ninth Late Model feature earlier in...


Premium Content James wins SK Modified race at Speedbowl

Kyle James turned in a flawless performance to romp to victory in the 35-lap SK Modified feature Saturday night at the Waterford Speedbowl.

Also picking up wins in the six-race program were...


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Film and Discussion — 6:30 pm; Thu., Aug. 28

Rhythm & Roots Festival — ; Fri., Aug. 29

Guided Tour of Connecticut College Arboretum's Caroline Black Garden — 10:00 am; Sat., Aug. 30

Meet the Artists and Artisans — ; Sat., Aug. 30

Rhythm & Roots Festival — ; Sat., Aug. 30

Weekend Flea Market — 9:00 am; Sat., Aug. 30

Coast Guard Band performs at Fort Trumbull — 3:00 pm; Sun., Aug. 31

Meet the Artists and Artisans — ; Sun., Aug. 31