School defends barring Milford student who visited Nigeria

Milford’s school superintendent is defending her decision to bar a third-grader from returning to school after visiting West Africa because of concern the girl may have contracted Ebola.\n

In Norwich, Malloy says perception of Connecticut as anti-business is incorrect

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, locked in a dead heat with Republican Tom Foley in a bid to win a second term, told business leaders here Wednesday morning that his administration battles the perception that his state is a tough place to do business.

State to help finance Electric Boat expansion

Washington – Gov. Dannel Malloy is set to announce that the Department of Economic and Community Development will provide General Dynamics Electric Boat $10 million in assistance to help the submarine maker purchase one of the buildings that...

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Yale student blasts state's quarantine

A Yale doctoral student said Tuesday that the Connecticut order to quarantine him at home following his return from Liberia was based on politics — not science — and he fears the shifting guidelines across the U.S. will discourage other health...

Pension, liability at center of state treasurer's race

Pension funds valued at $29 billion and even greater unfunded liabilities are giving state treasurer Denise Nappier and Republican challenger Tim Herbst plenty to fight about.

Another down-to-the-wire governor's race

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his Republican challenger Tom Foley seem destined for another photo finish in the rematch of their 2010 compaign for the state's top elective office

Supreme Court justices reflect on Yale experiences

It wasn't the first time that Justice Clarence Thomas, the wayward son of Yale Law School, returned to his alma mater. But this time he offered a message of reconciliation and humility.

More land, legal changes boost state's bow hunting

A mix of premium access to hunting land, legal changes and popular culture is fueling a bow hunting boom in Connecticut.

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Dan Malloy as the closer

Dan Malloy has brought home his base with a solid campaign.

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Alert resident aids Norwich police in arrest of alleged burglar

Norwich – A tip from a concerned citizen led to the arrest Wednesday of a Rhode Island man who police cornered in the unoccupied home he is accused of burglarizing.

Norwich man arrested in assault on woman who sought protection

Norwich – Police on Wednesday arrested a city man with three pending domestic violence-related criminal cases for allegedly assaulting a woman who had a restraining order against him.

Homeless man charged in burglary of Pawcatuck liquor store

Lucas P. O'Brien, 20, was charged with third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny and second-degree criminal mischief.

New London man sentenced to three years in prison for fourth felony drug conviction

Seven months after his release from prison, the New London Police Department received information that Daniel Scott was selling marijuana and heroin from his apartment on Shaw Street.

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Economic growth seen for region in next year

An expanding workload at submarine maker Electric Boat combined with stability among local manufacturers and pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. means the eastern Connecticut economy is poised for growth in 2015, according to a leading statewide...

Police talk about problem gambling from their perspective

The 11th annual conference of the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling was held Wednesday at the Mystic Marriott with police and other experts sharing their insights on the issue.

Challengers in 23rd House District race focus on economy, jobs

In the race for the 23rd House district encompassing Lyme, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook and Westbrook, two newcomers are vying for the seat long held by retiring six-term legislator Rep. Marilyn Giuliano, R-Old Saybrook.

CGA cadets prepping for the big dive

Instructor Barry Hurst, center, gives instructions to the cadets of his basic scuba-diving class, a physical education elective at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.