Seaport's Carol Sing a sure sign of the holidays


Hundreds of festively dressed residents gathered at Mystic Seaport Sunday afternoon for the 58th annual Community Carol Sing.

Additional marrrow donor registry drives planned for local girl who may need bone marrow transplant

As the community continues to support a local girl who may need a bone marrow transplant, additional fundraisers and opportunities to join a bone marrow registry are planned.

Nature center offers opportunity to have a drink with an opossum

The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center is offering two opportunities to meet its baby opossum, Mr. Wiggles, including a beer and wine meet and greet for adults.

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Stroke care gets high-tech at The William W. Backus Hospital

For the past several months, stroke patients at The William W. Backus Hospital have been receiving the care of neurologists through live video conferences.

Harbor School has a place in magnet plans

Harbor School will likely have to remain in use “for the foreseeable future” as the school district copes with rising student enrollment and limited space.

Principal Kathy Suprin retiring, bidding farewell to Friendship School

Principal Kathy Suprin, 65, has been with the Friendship School since it was founded in 2005, after starting her career as an elementary school teacher in 1972 at former bilingual school La Escuelita in Hartford. She retires Tuesday.

New London police gearing up for unrest with request for riot gear

Acting Police Chief Peter Reichard asked the City Council this week for permission to use $28,000 to purchase personal protective equipment, more commonly known as riot gear, for his officers.

VIDEO: Mobile home fire in Mystic declared not suspicious

The 100 Fair Acres Circle mobile home that caught on fire Saturday is expected to be a total loss, according to Old Mystic Fire Chief Kenneth Richards.

Firefighting is family legacy for new fire lieutenant

Firefighter Jeremy Hynek carried on a family tradition Friday with his promotion to the rank of lieutenant with the New London Fire Department.

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Nurse from Connecticut treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone

In mid August, Tolland resident Jane Boggini traveled to Sierra Leone, where she worked to help stem the Ebola outbreak as a nurse with the Doctors Without Borders relief organization.

Tobacco settlement board warns against complacency

A board that recommends how Connecticut should spend part of its legal settlement with major tobacco companies is urging state lawmakers not to become complacent about combating smoking, insisting that declining rates don't tell the full story.

UConn says emergency cuts won't affect tuition

Tuition and classes at the University of Connecticut won't be affected by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's order that the school cut $3.6 million from its operating budget to help offset the state deficit, school President Susan Herbst said.

State's first responders learning to use Narcan

As the number of heroin overdoses increases, more first responders are being trained and equipped to use a life-saving drug.

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