Waterford, Mansfield consider banning plastic shopping bags

Two towns in eastern Connecticut are now looking at joining the movement to ban plastic shopping bags.

The Green Party in Waterford introduced the measure at Representative Town Meeting last week.

The 22-member RTM voted to send the matter to the Public Health, Recreation and Environment Committee.

Mansfield is also considering the ban. 

Parents of lesbian student sue school officials, state

A Connecticut couple is accusing local and state officials of wrongly removing their teenage daughter from their home and destroying their relationship with her based on the false belief they were mistreating the girl because she is lesbian.

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