• niantic December 6, 2022 5:14 pm

    Downtown Niantic Says Goodbye to Iconic Theater

    After temporarily pausing business earlier in the year, Niantic Cinemas has permanently closed its doors following 71 years of service. “It’ll be a new chapter for all of us I think, my family, myself,” said Niantic Cinemas manager Peter Mitchell. With over seven decades of history, memories at the theater stretch generations, from childhood moments to first dates and beyond….

  • niantic December 6, 2022 4:48 pm

    Niantic Cinemas Officially Closes Its Doors

    Niantic Cinemas has been temporarily closed for the last couple of months but this week, the iconic theater officially closed its doors for the final time.

  • niantic December 6, 2022 4:50 pm

    Niantic Cinema Permanently Closes Its Doors

    Niantic Cinema announced that they’re closing their doors permanently because of a continuous decline in attendance over the pandemic. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, film studios launched their own streaming services which now are how the majority of the public enjoys movies,” the cinema said on Facebook. In addition to a decline in attendance, the cinema also cited skyrocketing operating...

  • niantic October 9, 2022 10:57 am

    Playground at York Correctional Will be Newest Tool to Connect Incarcerated Moms With Their Kids

    Nearly than half of the women at York Correctional Institution in Niantic are moms. It’s why the prison is now taking a new step to help incarcerated parents maintain a bond with their kids by installing a new playground at the facility later this month. “I have an 8-year-old, a 3-year-old, and my daughter is going to be one...

  • inmates October 3, 2022 8:00 pm

    York Correctional Looking to Maintain Mother-Children Bonds

    York Correctional is taking a new step to help incarcerated moms maintain a bond with their kids.

  • niantic September 12, 2022 9:54 pm

    Niantic Cinema Closes for Months Due to ‘Lack of Quality Content'

    Niantic Cinema is closed their doors until mid-December because of what they’re describing as a “lack of quality content.” Cinema officials said they’re pausing operations starting Sept. 15 and lasting through mid-December. “Since we reopened the cinema last year, we felt the continual lack of quality content to draw the public out to the cinema. We see this continuing...

  • niantic August 3, 2022 6:08 pm

    Good Weather Equals Good Business for Many Along the Shoreline

    Hot weather means sizzling business opportunity for those who count on additional beach traffic in Niantic. Many of these businesses are weather dependent and are hoping to take advantage of the final weeks of summer. On Wednesday, Lucille Lancia and a group from the Cromwell Senior Center took a daytrip to Niantic. An excursion for a delicious fried clam plate…

  • east lyme July 8, 2022 4:12 pm

    Increasing Number of Coyotes Being Spotted in Niantic

    A family of coyotes were spotted in East Lyme. It has many on edge, but is apparently a normal occurence. They have been popping up in weird places.

  • east lyme February 1, 2022 11:25 am

    East Lyme Business Owners Assess Fire Damage

    As the investigation continues as to what started the fire at the Midway Plaza on Flanders Road in the Niantic section of East Lyme, business owners are assessing the damage. Rachael Bingaman, the owner of The Boss Babe Beauty, is one of at least five businesses below where the fire started. Damage to her business includes insulation hanging from the...

  • east lyme January 31, 2022 6:43 pm

    Flames Shoot From Roof of East Lyme Plaza

  • east lyme January 31, 2022 11:34 pm

    Several Families Displaced, Firefighter Injured Battling Large Fire in East Lyme Plaza

    Officials said eight families have been displaced and a firefighter was injured by falling debris while battling a large fire at the Midway Plaza on Flanders Road in the Niantic section of East Lyme. Images and video from the scene show flames shooting through the roof of part of the building. The call came in just before 5 p.m., police…

  • east lyme December 17, 2021 5:19 pm

    East Lyme Students Choose Name For Future Service Dog

    Students at an East Lyme elementary School met a puppy that is beginning training to become a service dog and they even got to choose his name.

  • Rocky Neck State Park September 19, 2021 8:05 pm

    Police ID Teen That Drowned at Rocky Neck State Park

    Police have identified the 19-year-old man that drowned at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic Saturday evening, according to EnCon Police. Officials with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said they responded to the park, along with local police and emergency crews. The man who died has been identified as Dante Robinson of the Oakdale section of Montville. DEEP…

  • flooding September 6, 2021 8:33 pm

    Niantic Business Cleans Up After Flooding

    ABC Shoreline Gymnastics was damaged by flooding when the remnants of Tropical Storm Ida swept through Connecticut.

  • flooding September 6, 2021 8:51 pm

    Niantic Business Cleans Up After Flooding

    For the first time in 15 years, floodwater made its way inside ABC Shoreline Gymnastics in East Lyme. “We weren’t expecting what we saw,” said Kim Detuzzi, owner of the gym. On Thursday, Detuzzi and her husband walked into their business to find the floors drenched. There were puddles of water throughout the gym. “We had so much rain at…

  • niantic December 12, 2020 4:21 pm

    Inmate Who Gave Birth in Cell Gets $250,000 in Settlement

    Connecticut officials are paying $250,000 and admitting no wrongdoing in a settlement of a lawsuit brought by a state prison inmate who gave birth on a toilet in her cell and claimed she was denied medical care, according to details of the agreement obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday. Attorney General William Tong’s office provided the AP with a…

  • car crash November 1, 2020 11:00 pm

    Niantic, Conn. Man Dies in Rhode Island Car Crash

    A Niantic man is dead after a car crash early Sunday morning on Route 95 in Richmond, Rhode Island. The accident happened at approximately 1:49 a.m. on Route 95 North near exit 3, Rhode Island state police said. Police said preliminary investigation showed a 2015 Hyundai Sonata left the right side of the highway, hitting several light poles and a…

  • new haven October 18, 2020 1:13 pm

    Making Strides Conn. Hosts Drive-Thru Events to Support Cancer Research, Treatment

    Dozens of people in New Haven and Niantic showed up on Sunday to show their support for breast cancer survivors and caregivers. It was part of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides yearly initiative.  “We still wanted to do something, we couldn’t go through this season with doing nothing,” said American Cancer Society Community Development Manager Graham Kobs. This...

  • car crash June 20, 2020 6:08 pm

    One Injured in Niantic Crash, Police Look For Driver

    Police are investigating after a car crash Saturday afternoon that left one injured in Niantic. The incident occurred at approximately 2:55 p.m. on Quarry Dock Road. Police said they received multiple 911 calls indicating a car vs. tree accident. When they arrived on scene, they found a passenger trapped inside the car. Fire crews extricated the passenger, who was then…

  • Make-A-Wish April 29, 2020 8:47 pm

    Niantic Teen's Wish Comes True

    Make-a-Wish teen Ben, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in January, received a boat.

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