Group details burdens on Connecticut cities

The poorest cities in Connecticut, the state with the country’s highest per capita income, have incomes that are only half of the state average, an advocacy group said in a report Wednesday calling attention to disproportionate burdens on struggling...

Tax relief likely for some in state, but not businesses

Despite the likelihood of deep spending cuts in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s next budget, the prospects of tax relief for consumers, retired teachers and the working poor are good.

Motorists in North Haven area cautioned after moose sighting near I-91

Motorists in the North Haven area are advised to use extra caution and be observant while driving due to the sighting of a moose near Interstate 91, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Wednesday.

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Yale MD speaks on sexual misconduct allegations

New Haven (AP) — A Yale School of Medicine doctor who was removed as director of the cardiovascular research center over accusations of sexual misconduct says he takes responsibility for his actions.

State courts rank highest for access by disadvantaged

Connecticut’s court system scored highest among state judiciaries in serving poor, disabled and other disadvantaged members of the public, while Oklahoma’s overall score is the lowest in the country, according new rankings.\n

John T. Downey, at 84; judge and former POW

John T. Downey, a former CIA agent who survived more than 20 years in Chinese prisons during the Cold War before becoming a Connecticut judge, died Monday. He was 84.\n

Big state budget deficit projected, putting Malloy campaign promise in question

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director acknowledged Monday there’s little likelihood all of the tax relief promised on the campaign trail can be provided in the next state budget.

Federal oversight of police in Hartford will continue

Hartford officials and plaintiffs in a 1969 civil rights lawsuit against city police have agreed to extend federal oversight of the police department for another two years, in what may be one of the longest-running cases of its kind in the country.

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What happens if Sen. Maynard can't take the oath of office?

Legislators are scheduled to be sworn in Jan. 7, for the start of the new session of the General...

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NL council stalls on contingency fund use for new police contract

The City Council continues to search for the proper funding source to pay for the money associated with a recently approved police contract without sacrificing growth at the department.

New London police charge man in attempted robbery

Police arrested a New London man Tuesday for allegedly trying to rob a local convenience store at gunpoint early this morning.

State police arrest New Bedford, Mass., woman allegedly driving stolen vehicle

A New Bedford, Mass., woman was arrested Monday after an automatic license reader on a state police patrol vehicle detected that the car she was driving was stolen.

UPDATED: Portion of Laurel Hill Avenue in Norwich reopens after car accident

Norwich - Police said that Laure Hill Avenue at Water and Talman streets through Garfield Avenue has reopened after an early morning, single car accident closed the roadway early this morning.

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'This store is my responsibility and I can't let you take anything'

Confronted by a masked man pointing a handgun at his face, Turyalai "Tor" Fnu reacted much as he always has during a confrontation with a belligerent customer: He kept his cool.

Groton school board looks for open space it can exchange to use Merritt property for middle school

Groton wants to build a new middle school on the Merritt property, but the land is restricted to fields or open space. Building a school on the Merritt property would require Groton to come up with land elsewhere to preserve as open space.

Beer tasting to benefit Mystic Schooners

A fundraiser for the Mystic Schooners baseball team will be held Friday, Dec. 5 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Grey Sail Brewing Co., 63 Canal St., Westerly.

Waterford's Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony Nov. 28

Waterford — The ceremony for Waterford Athletic Hall of Fame's fifth induction class will take place Nov. 28 at Langley's Restaurant at Great Neck Country Club.