Local roundup: Plainfield alum lifts Schooners to walk-off win

GROTON — Plainfield High School alum Garet Griffin hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday night to give the Mystic Schooners a doubleheader split with a 4-3 win over the Danbury Westerners in New England Collegiate Baseball League action at Fitch High School.Philip Capra reached on an error to start in ninth and came around to score on Griffin’s hit. Ryan Ramiz put Mystic (25-18) on the board in the second with a solo homer.The […] Read more of  Local roundup: Plainfield alum lifts Schooners to walk-off Read More …

Local roundup: Schooners extend win streak to 7 games

GROTON — Ryan Solomon hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, giving the Mystic Schooners a pair of insurance runs en route to a 3-0 win over the New Bedford Bay Sox at Fitch High School on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.John Trousdale put Mystic (24-16) on the board with a double that plated Ryan Ramiz in the fifth inning.Starting pitcher Steven Theetge earned the win, going five […] Read more of  Local roundup: Schooners extend win streak Read More …

Waterford man arrested with stolen car in Groton

GROTON, Conn. (WTNH)– A Waterford man was arrested on larceny charges after he was allegedly driving a stolen car in Groton Sunday night. Police say at around 11:30 p.m. they were notified of a suspicious vehicle, described as a red Jeep Cherokee, parked on Providence Court in the Poquonnock Bridge section of town. An officer responding to the scene noticed a vehicle matching the description leaving the area and traveling westbound on Poquonnock Road. The officer followed the Jeep as it took several turns and when the officer checked the Read More …

Chelsea Groton Bank awards scholarships

Chelsea Groton Bank recently awarded $500 scholarships to 16 graduating seniors who represent 16 local high schools.Each recipient excelled in academia, leadership and extracurricular activities during high school and plans to pursue college degrees.The recipients include Sarah Billis, The Williams School; Donovan Davino, Wheeler High School; Teagan Driscoll, Stonington High School; Hailey Gordon, Marine Science Magnet High School; Amanda Lumpkins, […] Read more of  Chelsea Groton Bank awards scholarships

Groton Police Stop Car Stolen In Hartford, Find Drugs

Town officers stopped a car stolen in Hartford and found drugs on Monday near a local hotel, police said. Officers, with the help of a regional task force, had been doing surveillance at the hotel when they saw “suspicious activity” near the car, police said. They stopped the car as it left and… Read more of  Groton Police Stop Car Stolen In Hartford, Find Drugs

Groton sub base advises neighbors of security drills

GROTON — The submarine base in Groton is advising nearby residents that security drills planned this week will include the firing of automatic weapons with blanks.The base is working with local officials to make the community aware of the noise associated with the drills planned for Tuesday through Thursday as well as two days the following week.Training officer Dave Cruz says the last thing they want to do is “cause alarm or undue concern in the community.”The […] Read more of  Groton sub base advises neighbors of security drills

Navy sub base advises neighbors of security drills

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The submarine base in Groton is advising nearby residents that security drills planned this week will include the firing of automatic weapons with blanks. The base is working with local officials to make the community aware of the noise associated with the drills planned for Tuesday through Thursday as well as two days the following week. Training officer Dave Cruz says the last thing they want to do is “cause alarm or undue concern in the community.” The drills will involve Naval Security Force boats, simulated Read More …

Groton Heights Baptist Church to host vacation Bible school

Groton Heights Baptist Church will host Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 24-28 at the church, 72 Broad St.Attendees will participate in Bible-learning activities, songs, teamwork-building games and science activities. Attendees will join an effort to fund the Grace School in Dominican Republic and collect baby items for the CareNet Pregnancy Resource Center of New London.VBS is for grades […] Read more of  Groton Heights Baptist Church to host vacation Bible school

Groton jeweler accused of $5M fraud scheme, using fake invoices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Connecticut man has been charged in what federal authorities say is a $5 million fraud scheme using his Rhode Island jewelry store. Gerald Kent, 51, of Groton, Connecticut, was ordered detained Thursday on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Providence. Kent owns Kent Jewelry in Johnston, Rhode Island, which sells jewelry online using flash sale websites, such as Groupon and Zulily. […] Read more of  Groton jeweler accused of $5M fraud scheme, using fake invoices

Blight ordinance gets resident approval in Preston

PRESTON — After an at times contentious debate of almost an hour, voters in Preston on Thursday approved a blight control ordinance that would establish a blight enforcement officer able to issue fines of up to $100 for violations.The ordinance passed on a show-of-hands vote, 24-11, at Town Hall. Selectman Lynwood Crary crafted the ordinance, based on similar rules in Groton and Columbia. “Somebody has to file a written complaint with their name, […] Read more of  Blight ordinance gets resident approval in Preston

Connecticut man, jeweler accused of $5M fraud scheme, using fake invoices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. >> A Connecticut man has been charged in what federal authorities say is a $5 million fraud scheme using his Rhode Island jewelry store. Gerald Kent, 51, of Groton, Connecticut, was ordered detained Thursday on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to the U. Read More of  Connecticut man, jeweler accused of $5M fraud scheme, using fake invoices

Jeweler accused of $5M fraud scheme, using fake invoices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged in what federal authorities say is a $5 million fraud scheme using his Rhode Island jewelry store. Gerald Kent, 51, of Groton, Connecticut, was ordered detained Thursday on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Providence. Kent owns Kent Jewelry in Johnston, Rhode Island, which sells jewelry online using flash sale websites, such as Groupon and Zulily. Prosecutors said Kent struck a deal with a firm that buys unpaid invoices at a Read More …