The Rev. Michel Belt set to retire from St. James Episcopal Church later this summer

The Rev. Michel Belt, rector of St. James Episcopal Church in downtown New London, will end his almost 16-year tenure at the parish in late August.

 Rev. Canon Michel Belt, rector of St. James Episcopal Church

Eastern Pequot chairman vows to fight new tribal recognition rule

Katherine Sebastian Dring, a longtime tribal councilor with a background in education and the law, will succeed Dennis Jenkins as chairman later this month.

New London middle school to get nearly $3 million to fund new programs

Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London will receive nearly $3 million in grant funds to start new innovative programs in the coming year, the school district announced Monday.

Norwich to hire consultant to review school buildings for possible restructuring

The committee that was established in the spring in the hopes of avoiding hiring a potentially costly consulting firm to evaluate all city school buildings has decided the city needs professional expertise to do the job.

North Stonington boil water advisory lifted

The boil water advisory that was put in effect after the June 23 failure of a water pressure tank was lifted Friday.

New London farmers' market opens Wednesday

The New London Field of Greens farmers' market opens for the season from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the lot across from Lawrence + Memorial Hospital on Montauk Avenue.

Change in state technology grant changes Ledyard Public Schools' plans

A $10 million state Department of Education technology improvement grant is meant to alleviate some of the challenges brought about by Connecticut Core Standards, but recent changes to it have forced some school districts to change their plans.

Norwich City Council has meeting filled with real estate matters

The City Council dealt with several real estate issues Monday, agreeing to sell two properties taken for back taxes, while delaying action on two proposed purchases of properties in key locations.

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It was a kick watching the U.S. women

The U.S. women’s scintillating FIFA World Cup triumph over Japan Sunday was a feel-good moment in a summer afflicted by racial violence, terror attacks and international economic chaos, and...

The dark cloud of beach traffic

Sunny skies and warm temperatures over the long Fourth of July weekend may have been welcomed by owners of hot dog stands, clam shacks and boogie board rental shops, but stalled bumper-to-bumper...

New tribal rules defy logic, fairness

In essence, the new recognition rules announced by the U.S. Department of the Interior provide the worst of both worlds — a watered-down process that is biased.

Smarter crime policy

The initiative builds upon the state’s already successful policies of working to divert drug users from the prison system to treatment programs.

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Once again, there's a few sports parents who could use some decaf

Cautionary tales about overinvolved parenting intensify here in youth sports season, nightly...

Using 'religious liberty' as a weapon

It used to be that budget cuts were the best way to kill a law you hated but lacked the votes to...

New Horizons approaches Pluto July 14

Pluto was in its final months as an official planet when NASA launched its New Horizons spacecraft...

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