'The chocolate-covered bacon is delicious'


Mini chocolate tacos, chocolate chicken chowder and chocolate dipped dates were just a few of the offerings on hand at the Art of Chocolate event at Mystic Marriott Sunday.

Stonington's Tuesday night school forum postponed

Residents will likely have to wait until Thursday to find out the cost of the various options to upgrade the town’s three aging elementary schools.

Fundraiser planned to help Mohegan Sun firefighter

A professional wrestling and variety show fundraiser will be held Feb. 28 at the Mystic VFW on Route 1 for Navy veteran and Mohegan Sun firefighter/EMT Jim Sajkowicz who recently underwent serious neck surgery.

LOCAL

Ziolkovski challenging Waterford first selectman

Kevin M. Ziolkovski has said he intends to run against incumbant Daniel Steward for First Selectman in the 2015 election.

Communitywide arts and music celebration coming to Groton

Northeast Academy will host its “Celebrate the Arts” event, which displays artwork and offers performances by students and community groups, in Groton on Thursday and Friday.

Mystic Aquarium, Covanta team up to fight marine debris

Mystic Aquarium in partnership with Covanta unveiled a new interactive exhibit Thursday that is designed to educate visitors about how discarded marine debris can be turned into clean energy.

Fugitive wanted in NYC fatal stabbing arrested at Foxwoods Resort Casino

On Friday, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police arrested Arturo Lopez-Valle, a fugitive wanted for murder in New York City, in the bus lobby at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

EMTs learning to use Narcan as state heroin overdoses increase

Hundreds of emergency medical technicians from fire and ambulance services across eastern Connecticut are now being trained in the use of Narcan, a drug designed to pull people from the brink of death from a heroin or other opioid overdose.

Police: Norwich man charged with assault for spitting in faces of officers

A man spat in the faces of two police officers Friday morning while being arrested, adding two counts of assault on a police officer to his charges.

STATE

Malloy declares state of emergency, issues travel ban

UPDATED 4:15 p.m. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has declared a State of Emergency in preparation for the coming blizzard, which is anticipated to heavily impact the state tonight through Tuesday.

Bill offered by Waterford lawmaker attempts to deal with 'spite fences'

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that attempts to ensure local zoning officials have the power to take action when good fences donít make good neighbors.

State offers tips to keep livestock, pets safe during blizzard

Farmers and owners of livestock and pets are being advised by state Department of Agriculture Commissioner Steven Reviczky to make preparations for the storm, which could bring heavy snow and power outages.

Health department issues carbon monoxide warning

In anticipation of the coming storm and possible power outages, the state Department of Public Health is warning residents about the dangers of carbon monoxide and asks that they take steps to prevent deadly CO poisoning.

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