Thanksgiving brings soppy weather, travel problems


The first major winter storm of the season brought mostly sleet and rain to the region on Wednesday, leading to scattered reports of problems on state roadways during the busiest travel holiday of the year.

Ledyard schools aim to draw more kids into STEM

The school system is making plans to extend engineering offerings to younger grades beginning in the 2015-16 school year.

Students helping students in Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School Teen Outreach Program

Students, part of Bennie Dover's Teen Outreach Program, (TOP), stayed after school Tuesday to distribute the 23 Thanksgiving baskets they helped put together for families of Bennie Dover Jackson students who might otherwise not have a proper holiday...

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UPDATED: Storm-related closings, delays and postponements

A roundup of local weather-related closings, delays and postponements from throughout the region.

Police say man hid counterfeit chips in casino bathroom

State police arrested a South Windham man Sunday on charges he tried passing off counterfeit gaming chips at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Council backs additional money to demolish Noank School

The Groton Town Council has approved a $125,000 supplemental appropriation to proceed with the demolition of the former Noank School.

Norwich police remind residents of parking, snow removal rules

Police remind motorists that the City of Norwich Traffic Regulation prohibits parking on the odd side of all city streets during winter snow storms and the subsequent snow removal operations.

Roads to be closed for Saturday's road race and parade in Norwich

The city's Winter Festival 5K Road Race and Parade Saturday will lead to temporary road closures and parking restrictions throughout the city.

Norwich police search for missing 31-year-old woman

Norwich police continue to look for a 31-year-old woman who was last seen on Tuesday.

STATE

Newspaper objects to state's order to not publish story

A Connecticut newspaper is challenging a state judge’s order that prevents it from publishing a story about a child custody case, calling it a violation of freedom of the press guaranteed by the First Amendment.\n

State to issue driver's licenses to immigrants

Immigrants living in the state illegally will soon be able to obtain a driver’s license under a new program designed to teach the rules of the road to people who likely have been behind the wheel for years anyway.

Nonessential, second-shift state workers excused from work as storm continues

In response to the snow storm that is affecting some parts of the state, Governor Dannel P. Malloy ordered all nonessential, second-shift state employees to not report to work today. “Considering the precarious driving conditions across the...

Newspaper objects to order to not publish story

Hartford (AP) — A Connecticut newspaper is challenging a state judge's order to refrain from publishing a story about a child custody case, calling it a violation of freedom of the press rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.

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