WNPR

Middlesex and New London Region

Our Middlesex and New London Region coverage includes stories about all the towns in Middlesex and New London Counties, ranging from Cromwell and Clinton to Voluntown and Stonington.

Abandoned by Time Blogspot

An outdoor adventure park and a synthetic ski slope could be just some of the elements of a new development the Mohegan Tribe will undertake on the old Norwich State Hospital site. 

CLK Hatcher, Wikimedia Commons

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority has reached an agreement to develop the former Norwich State Hospital site, directly across the Thames River from its Mohegan Sun casino.

Graeme Lawton / Creative Commons

Officials at the Department of Administrative Services said they’re now considering two locations in eastern Connecticut to relocate the state police firearms training facility.

Harriet Jones / WNPR

New London is the home for a new national partnership between the Coast Guard and its parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security. It’s focused on getting new technologies into the hands of Coast Guard crews.

Harriet Jones / WNPR

The U.S. Navy recently picked Groton's Electric Boat shipyard to build 12 new submarines in what could be a $100 billion contract. 

Harriet Jones / WNPR

Three cadets at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut are facing possible expulsion and more than three dozen others have been disciplined in an investigation into cheating on an online quiz. 

John Narewski / U.S. Navy

The Navy's submarine force museum is opening a new exhibit dedicated to the history of Naval Submarine Base New London. 

Mark Wragg/iStock / Thinkstock

Two more fatal overdoses in southeastern Connecticut have once again highlighted the struggle that police and emergency services face in combating the heroin epidemic.

Chion Wolf / WNPR

Rep. Joe Courtney joins us to talk about what he's working on in Washington, D.C. for his constituents in eastern Connecticut. One national issue hitting his district particularly hard is the heroin epidemic. What is the federal government's role in combating this problem? 

Also, the U.S. Navy announced this week that Electric Boat would be the main contractor for a new submarine program. How's the health of the rest of the defense industry in the region?

Ann Braithwaite / Braithwaite & Katz Communications

Before settling down and committing himself to jazz, blues, classical, and Brazilian music, the rising, young West Coast pianist/composer Danny Green immersed himself for long periods of time in numerous genres, artists, and composers. 

Harriet Jones / WNPR

Senator Chris Murphy spent Monday taking a deep dive into Connecticut's heroin and opioid addiction crisis, what he called a "day in the life."

NIAID via Flickr.com / Creative Commons

Connecticut health officials said they've linked more cases of E. Coli to a goat farm in Lebanon.

NorwichBulletin.com

The federal government deports thousands of people from the U.S. each year. Number one on its priority list are violent criminals.

Lucy Nalpathanchil / WNPR

On Monday, March 28, a federal judge may rule on whether immigration officials must allow two former Connecticut residents back into the country to talk about why they were deported. 

Wikimedia Commons

Atomic energy advocates, state employees, and energy business leaders recently met with legislators in Hartford to assess the future of Connecticut's only nuclear power plant -- the Millstone Power Station in Waterford.

Pages