New London County is just behind Windham County as far as the number of opioid overdoses but now New London county has a special program to combat that.
Authorities report that a skunk has tested positive for Rabies in the area of Goulart Road on Tuesday.
There are certainly a lot of schedule changes going on at the recreation department in New London, as well as at the public works department which is in the same building.
Kristine Wilcox moved to Waterford about a year ago with her two geese Luna and Emma.
Residents of Millan Terrace say one house is causing them all to be overrun by rats.
The Ledge Light Health District has hung fact sheets about Clinging Jellyfish near the dock and beach at Mumford Cove. They aim to make people aware those jellyfish are in the waters.
The storm drain which can be seen just below Roland Hall which serves as a field house for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy is from where raw sewage has been flowing into the Thames River since 1997.
News8 has learned at the time renovations were being done on two locker rooms and a pipe carrying wastewater was hooked up to the wrong outbound pipe.
“There’s a sewer line and there’s a storm drain which are literally right next to each other or at least within a couple of feet,” said Ryan McCammon who is with the Ledge Light Health District.
Instead of going to the wastewater treatment plant the raw sewage was sent into the river.
“What they told me was they were both cast iron pipes and just picked the wrong one unfortunately,” added McCammon.
As soon as the Coast Guard Academy learned about the problem the locker rooms which are used for visiting referees and visiting teams were shut down and DEEP was contacted. It’s estimated that between 145 to 200 gallons a day were discharged mostly from the visiting teams locker room.
“At most maybe 20 days a month for nine months a year so there’s an entire summer season when it’s not used at all,” said McCammon.
McCammon says while you never want to see raw sewage sent into a river the Thames is so massive most of it would be diluted. The Academy’s mission now is to fix the problem which could cost upwards of $100,000 because the sewer line sits higher than the line running from the bathrooms.
Police are warning Groton residents that a dog has tested positive for rabies.
It was a perfect day on Wyassup Lake in North Stonington for one local fisherman. That is until News8 told him the state found mosquitos with Eastern Equine Encephalitis there.
Connecticut lawmakers are holding a meeting Thursday to talk with individuals personally impacted by the opioid epidemic to hear how Trumpcare would pull the rug out from under local communities working to combat the problem.