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New London police chief asks to buy riot gear

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The acting police chief in New London wants to buy riot gear.

The Day of New London reports Acting Police Chief Peter Reichard asked the City Council for permission to use $28,000 to purchase personal protective equipment. 108 more words

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National Guard veteran presented with car


MYSTIC, Conn. (WTNH)– A Mystic man made an anonymous donation to help a local veteran.

Work Vessels for Veterans presented a Dodge Durango to Rhode Island Air National Guard Technical Sergeant Stephen D’Amico. 163 more words

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Waterford man makes holiday train for neighborhood kids

WATERFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– When Eathel McDowell takes this homemade train through his Waterford neighborhood all the kids come running, and this weekend they’ll get a special holiday ride. 284 more words

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Renovated ice rink reopens in Norwich


NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH)– It’s been a while since anyone has laced up skates at a Norwich rink, more than six months to be exact.

Hockey players and figure skaters are the first to take the brand new ice at what is now called the Norwich RoseGarden Ice Arena. 200 more words

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Groton schools loosen student cellphone rules

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The Groton school system has approved changes to the rules that required students to keep their cellphones turned off and out of sight. 134 more words

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Foxwoods hiring of convict challenged in court

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — The felony conviction of a former Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation official should have kept him from receiving a management job at the tribe’s Foxwoods Resort Casino, an attorney for another tribal member argued Thursday. 511 more words

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Foxwoods hiring of convict challenged in court

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) The court operated by the tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino is hearing a challenge over the hiring of a former tribal councilor who had been convicted of theft charges. 113 more words

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