UConn Foundation says open records would hurt fundraising

Hartford (AP) — The University of Connecticut Foundation has told state lawmakers any law forcing records to be opened to the public would make it harder to raise money.

New director of problem-gambling council named

Tamara Petro, a former assistant director of the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling, has been named its executive director.

Malloy doubts lawmakers will increase taxes in response to budget cuts

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has heard the growing complaints about his proposed spending cuts but doubts the General Assembly has the appetite to ultimately increase taxes to cover those reductions.

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Hartford firefighter died after tank ran out of air

Hartford (AP) — The Connecticut medical examiner's office says a Hartford firefighter who lost his life battling a house fire in October died because his tank ran out of air.

Murder suspect testifies he did not kill ex-girlfriend

Milford (AP) — A murder suspect has testified in his own defense, denying he killed his ex-girlfriend nine years ago.

Wesleyan students face drug charges

They were studying to be doctors and scientists, but police say four Wesleyan University students arrested this week also are known on campus as drug dealers.

Malloy announces tri-state alliance to seek clean energy resource proposals

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced today that Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have initiated a coordinated process that will lead to a three-state Request for Proposals for clean energy resources.

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DECD deputy commissioner named Amistad guru

State put DECD Deputy Commissioner Christopher "Kip" Bergstrom in charge of planning for Amistad's...

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Police say two children found at home of alleged New London drug dealer

Police seized crack cocaine and other drugs from a New London home on Friday and arrested three people as part of a drug trafficking investigation.

State police spokesman Vance to be reassigned

Lt. J. Paul Vance, the longtime spokesman for the Connecticut State Police, is being reassigned as a supervisor in the department's traffic division.

Creutz promoted to police lieutenant in Ledyard

Ledyard — Police Sgt. Kenneth Creutz was promoted to lieutenant during a swearing-in ceremony held Wednesday night at Town Hall.

Coast Guard crew rescues fisherman from Thames River

The motor vessel John F. Kennedy was coming into New London Wednesday night when its crew noticed a man clinging to a pylon near City Pier.

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Hospitals balk at latest tax increase, other Malloy budget moves

Hospital officials testify about proposed budget cuts before the state Appropriations Committee.

Essay contest aims to inspire young voters

Believing that democracy is not a spectator sport, the League of Women Voters of Southeastern Connecticut is sponsoring an essay contest on “Why Young People Should Vote in Local Elections.”

Look of the Irish in Old Lyme

Jeri Wilson of Niantic works on a pastel painting of a scene she photographed years ago in Ireland.

City celebrates Dominicans in New London on special day

The Dominican Republic declared its independence from Haiti on Feb. 27, 1844. Dominicans in New London joined the city in marking the event Friday with celebration, ceremony and song.