Region welcomes warming spring weather

After a series of snowstorms and a lingering winter, residents flocked outside on Saturday to welcome warmer temperatures and the arrival of a sunny spring.

New London City Council to discuss status of police chief

The City Council is expected to meet behind closed doors again Monday to discuss the pending issues surrounding suspended Police Chief Margaret Ackley.

Downtown New London stores seeded last summer hanging on

Many of the stores created in New London under the state's CreateHereNow program are still in business and optimistic as spring arrives.

AFSCME union president urges members to stay strong

In a rousing speech to about 300 members at a conference in Groton, the president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees said the union has to fight back against attacks on the middle-class standard of living.

Dismissal of Mashantucket tribal member’s bid for ‘reparations’ upheld

An appellate judge has upheld the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Court’s dismissal of a tribal member’s claim that tribal leaders violated her civil rights when they reneged on a promise to pay her $400,000 in “incentive” payments withheld while she was banished from the...

Firefighters rescue cat in Old Lyme

Firefighters rescued and administered oxygen to a cat following a fire in the basement of a single-family dwelling on Saturday morning.


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Congress playing a risky game with Iran talks

The bill approved unanimously Tuesday by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is ill-timed and could make an agreement less likely, which is the motive of at least some of the bill’s...

Change in property tax policy would help New London

For too long the state has done too little to assist cities that have a large percentage of tax-exempt properties

In New London, Passero engages debate with Mayor Finizio

Michael Passero has drawn some clear distinctions between his approach and that of the incumbent mayor.

Malloy shouldn't silence his commissioners

It is one thing for the executive branch to assert an independence, quite another to deny the legislature the information it needs to do its job.



Dr. I needs some clarification about the 'Patriot Way'

Idle Thoughts, while waiting for the next "Stephen Drew, how do you do" from John Sterling, more...

Passero's got his game on in New London's mayoral race

City Councilor Michael Passero has stepped into the ring.

Rick's List - Spam edition

Rick Koster offers weekly lists of ideas, notions and things that must be seen to be believed.

Magazines and Special Features


Looking Back: New London County: Vol. I - The 1860s - 1930s

Looking Back: New London County: Vol. I - The 1860s - 1930s

Looking Back: New London County: Vol. II - The 1940s, '50s and '60s

Looking Back: New London County: Vol. II - The 1940s, '50s and '60s

The Charles W. Morgan: A Picture History of an American Icon

The Charles W. Morgan: A Picture History of an American Icon

A Pictorial History of: The National Coast Guard Museum

A Pictorial History of: The National Coast Guard Museum: Respect the Past | Engage the Present | Look to the Future


A bill calling on the lottery to introduce keno was introduced last week and is scheduled for public hearing on Wednesday. Do you think that would be a good thing?

I'm all for it if it helps generate additional revenue for the state.


Introduction of keno will only lead to more problem gambling.


If the state is considering additional more casinos, why not expand the lottery?


It's a win-win for the state.


I don't think it's win-win for the state.


Number of votes: 103