Massachusetts and Rhode Island feel storm's wrath


Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.

White House backs off college savings tax plan

The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.\n

Ohio man says dog got the best of would-be burglar

Port Clinton, Ohio (AP) — A family in northern Ohio says a man trying to break into their home left behind a trail of blood after meeting their dog at the front door.

Senate to begin hearings for Obama attorney general nominee

Washington (AP) — President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, faces Senate questioners Wednesday as she seeks to become the first black woman to hold the nation's top law enforcement job.

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Coat giveaway to end New London woman's community service with a warm feeling

New London community service volunteer Michelle Allen stages one final event before retiring.

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Snow tubing together in New London

A trio of girls hits a small jump as they go sledding down the main hill at Mitchell College as one large group while taking advantage of a snow day in New London Wednesday.

An overview of southeastern Connecticut after the blizzard

Aerial photographs by Day chief photographer Sean D. Elliot who flew over southeastern Connecticut Wednesday show how the region fared after Tuesday's blizzard.

Stonington schools tentatively expected to reopen Thursday

Superintendent of Schools Van Riley said he tentatively expects the schools to reopen Thursday as planned.

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Mayor Finizio's CNN moment

New London found its groove in the peace of a snow day.

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State Sen.Osten requesting funds for three fire departments

Three volunteer fire departments, including two in Norwich, stand to benefit from $840,000 in funding requests submitted to the state legislature this month by State Sen. Cathy Osten.

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.

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Woman jailed for stealing $1.7M charged again with theft

Glastonbury (AP) — An Ellington woman imprisoned for about 40 months for stealing $1.7 million from a law firm where she worked as a paralegal has been arrested on a charge of stealing from a Glastonbury hair salon where she was a receptionist.

Democrats likely to replace N.Y. Assembly speaker

Democrats in the New York state Assembly debated Tuesday on how to select their next leader even though longtime Speaker Sheldon Silver has yet to resign after he was charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks over a decade.\n