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Foster mom pleads guilty to paddling 4-year-old
Griswold foster mother Jami M. Littlefield pleaded guilty Monday in Superior Court in Norwich to paddling a 4-year-old girl on the buttocks with a wooden spoon because, she told investigators, the foster child was "acting out." Littlefield, 51, of 13 Rixtown Road will be sentenced July 17 to 100 days in prison and two years of probation for ... (more)
Mon May 20, 2013
Driver hospitalized after car slams into Norwich garage
An unidentified female driver was taken to the William W. Backus Hospital Monday after her car slammed into a garage attached to the house at 306 Norwich Ave.
Norwich students prepare for creative turn as storytellers
Children at a storytelling workshop wear what they imagine would be the expression on their characters' faces during the most exciting moment of their story, for a picture being taken by Ann Shapiro, director of the Connecticut Storytelling Center at Connecticut College.
Fri May 17, 2013
Lawsuits on guns and claims of selectman self porn
One of his clients is the woman who is suing the first selectman of Stonington, claiming he sent her a picture of his genitals.
Norwich NAACP honors four, part of National Police Week
Norwich Police Officer Anthony Gomes says he's just a hometown kid trying to do what's right by the city where he was raised.
Norwich ice rink testing to delay reopening
The Norwich Municipal Ice Rink cannot reopen for at least three weeks, and only then if pressure tests being done today on the more than 300 tubes in the cooling system come back positive.
Thu May 16, 2013
Norwich school committee wants better deal with NFA
A newly appointed Board of Education negotiating committee for a new designated high school contract with Norwich Free Academy will ask that tuition bills be subject to annual negotiations and that the host city's per-student tuition discount be increased to help ease sharp hikes in tuition costs.
Wed May 15, 2013
Dog found living in wall-to-wall feces
Two men were arrested after several animals were discovered in a Norwich apartment living in wall-to-wall faces, officials said.
Tue May 14, 2013
Norwich Zoning Board of Appeals denies soup kitchen variance
The Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday rejected the St. Vincent de Paul Place soup kitchen application to convert the former St.
Two Norwich men charged with animal cruelty
Two men were arrested Friday after police said they found several animals living in an apartment in deplorable conditions.
Norwich budget hearing stormy
Emotions ran high during Monday's budget hearing, as budget supporters urged the City Council to increase school funding, preserve community policing and support senior meal programs and funding for the Norwich Community Development Corp.
Agency that helps homeless women reports progress, needs
Since September 2010, 528 homeless women have been referred to Bethsaida Inc.'s Homeless Women Deserve Treatment program for services ranging from treatment for substance abuse, mental illness and physical illnesses to job training and placement counseling.
Mon May 13, 2013
Foster care awareness with blue hair
If you see someone wearing a blue streak in their hair or bright blue nails, don't be afraid to ask them about it.
Norwich teen forced into prostitution
A Norwich teen is believed to have been one of three women forced into prostitution by a New York man.
Police logs for May 13, 2013
Joshua L. Rippe, 51, of 2350 Gold Star Highway, Apt. 20, Mystic, was charged Tuesday with breach of peace and second-degree threatening.
Sun May 12, 2013
Rap song is music to Goodwill stores' ears
"I'm aware it's ugly," said Macayla Baker, 19, of the garment hanging in the Norwich Goodwill.
For years she inspired; now Three Rivers president can retire
Students, both past and present, told those gathered to honor retiring President Grace Sawyer Jones and commemorate the history of Three Rivers Community College how the institution inspired them to pursue their dreams.
Rubber duck season in Norwich
Participants and spectators line the Yantic River in Norwich on Saturday and watch with high hopes as the first 10 winning ducks are announced.
Sat May 11, 2013
Harlem Pimp Busted for Forcing 17-year-old Runaway into Prostitution
Police busted a Harlem pimp on Thursday after the mother of a 17-year-old runaway he forced into prostitution, called the cops on him, authorities said.
Norwich holds auction on tax delinquent properties
Norwich The city sold four vacant lots Friday during a tax auction and could become the owner of 11 more properties scattered throughout the city if taxes are not paid within the next six months.