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Body Found Near Pier; Firefighters Awarded Grant

NEW LONDON, CT — There was plenty of news across your town over the past week. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of some of the top stories.

PATCH - 2018-08-19 23:30:00

Live power line ignites car in New London

Latest New London County NewsLive power line ignites car in New LondonOvernight Colchester fire under investigationPorter and Chester Institute to open new campus in New LondonBallo Italian Crafts a Pasta Dish for The HULK - Lou FerrignoLou Ferrigno "The Hulk" Invades Connecticut for Terrificon at M

WTNH.COM - 2018-08-19 16:46:59

Bobcat spotted roaming around East Lyme

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WTNH.COM - 2018-08-19 19:33:29

‘Great day for Westerly’ as train station’s waiting area reopens as Artists’ Cooperative gallery

From left, Gov. Gina Raimondo, RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr., Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly President Arlene Piacquadio, Congressman Jim Langevin, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, and Chuck and Deborah Royce during the ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly


‘Pretty and practical’: Borough’s new rain garden filters contaminants from stormwater runoff

Kirby Williams, conservation chairwoman for the Stonington Garden Club, points to the recently installed rain garden. The garden club, Stonington Borough and the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District partnered to install one of the first rain gardens in the area near the parking lot for Wayland'

WESTERLY SUN - 2018-08-20 01:45:00

Sofia's Army: Search Continues For Woman, 22, Missing Since May

GROTON, CT — The first thing Carol Fort does when she wakes up in the morning is check Facebook. She continues to check it all day every time she gets a notification, and she checks it right before she goes to bed, which can sometimes be as late as 4 a.m.

PATCH - 2018-08-19 14:00:00

Free program at Westerly Education Center will train job-seekers in process technology

WESTERLY — They are the workers who oversee the production of goods from start to finish. Known as process technologists, they guide the process, in a variety of industries, of turning raw materials into finished product.


Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Here’s some from around the region.

Southern Rhode Island Volunteers offers flexible volunteer opportunities, mileage reimbursement, supplemental liability insurance, training and ongoing support. If you are interested in any of these opportunities call 401-552-7661 or register online atsouthernrivol.org/register.

WESTERLY SUN - 2018-08-18 23:26:00

Woman rescued after falling overboard

More Local NewsWoman rescued after falling overboardNesi's Notes: Aug. 18Majority of PawSox fans disappointed in decision to move to WorcesterPORTSMOUTH R.I. (WPRI) -- A woman has been rescued after falling off a boat.The Coast Guard tells Eyewitness News she and her husband were sailing from Newpor


Check out all the cool stuff to do in this week’s Week Ahead

See the latest trends in fall school clothes at the “Back to School Fashion Night” Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jonnycake Center of Westerly when models will wear outfits from the thrift store portion of the center. Admission is free, with a request for donations of a Chunky soup can to support

WESTERLY SUN - 2018-08-20 01:40:00

Narragansett police make arrest in the Narrow River

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) -- What would have been a simple arrest turned into a dramatic scene in Narragansett Saturday morning, according to police.

WPRI - 2018-08-19 23:30:21

Woman rescued after falling overboard in Narragansett Bay

By Sam VaccaroEmail: svaccaro@abc6.comTwitter: @VaccaroABC6PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (WLNE) – The United States Coast Guard said a 56 -year-old woman was rescued early Saturday morning after falling overboard sometime Friday afternoon.The U.S. Coast Guard Castle Hill said they responded to a call from Warwic

ABC6.COM - 2018-08-18 17:59:00

Narragansett police searching for bank robbery suspect

The Narragansett Police Department is asking the public to help them find a suspect or suspects involved in a bank robbery Friday night.Authorities said they responded to Washington Trust Bank at 885 Boston Neck Road for a reported robbery around 5:30 p.m.“Detectives are currently investigating and


Bag Sale - Save $$$ - Groton, CT Patch

Sale dates: Aug. 23,24 ,2529 ,31 And Sept 1

PATCH - 2018-08-19 05:21:47

Drag's transformative power reaches New London

It’s midnight at O’Neill’s Brass Rail in New London, and wigs are flying. Four drag queens, packed into a tiny dressing room, are quickly making last-minute costume changes before re-taking the stage. Through drops of sweat, stiletto boots are zipped, corsets are tied, and fallen eyelashes are re-ap

THEDAY - 2018-08-19 00:01:00

Raimondo tackles beach questions, but won’t give ‘untruthful’ opponent a platform

WESTERLY — Gov. Gina Raimondo discussed the cost of admission to Misquamicut State Beach and its effect on commercial parking lot owners, this summer’s trash problem, and an aspect of her campaign for re-election during a quick interview Friday.

WESTERLY SUN - 2018-08-18 23:55:00

PHOTOS: Framework in place for new building on North Stonington public schools’ campus

The steel frame is in place for the new North Stonington middle-high school building on the west side of Route 2. The building, which is between the Gymnatorium (“Home of the Lions”) and the elementary school, is scheduled to be fully enclosed this fall. After the new structure opens next March, the


Wiffleball tournament honors life of South Kingstown grad

By: Amanda Pittsalpitts@abc6.com@AmandaPittsTVSOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. -- The South Kingstown community came together Saturday for the first-ever Chris Collins Wiffleball Tournament, honoring one of their young star athletes who took his own life.Nearly 200 people took to the field at Tuckertown Park f

ABC6.COM - 2018-08-18 23:20:00

Lyme, Norwich & Oakdale Residents Among Big Lottery Winners

OLD LYME, CT — Several local residents purchased winning lottery tickets this month, and several local retailers sold those winning lottery tickets.


Free parking spots in 2018-19 for all WHS seniors, and for some juniors by lottery

In previous years, student parking cost $20 per year and was assigned on a first-come, first-served basis for a numbered spot.

WESTERLY SUN - 2018-08-18 23:48:00