EB's workforce surpasses 16,000, a number not seen in nearly 25 years

The company plans to hire 2,200 new employees in 2018. Of those, 1,200 will work in Connecticut.

Back to work: Government shutdown ending as Dems relent

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, after Senate leaders reached an agreement to advance a bill ending government shutdown. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

After three days of contentious negotiations and name-calling, Congress voted to end a government shutdown Monday when Democrats agreed to trust the word of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Furloughed federal employees across the region to return to work Tuesday

Hundreds of furloughed federal employees in southeastern Connecticut were expected to return to work Tuesday after Congress and President Trump reached a deal to keep the federal government operating through Feb. 8.

Boating accident in Groton cuts short 2 promising lives

Joseph Formica is pictured in these two undated photos. (Courtesy of Evan Rowe)

A boating accident in Mumford Cove this weekend put an end to two young men’s promising futures and left a third man forever changed.

North Stonington school project faces effort to reconsider approval

As the town's much-discussed school building project approaches a February groundbreaking, it may have just encountered another hurdle.

State's job numbers for December show improvement

Connecticut’s employment outlook brightened Monday with the state Department of Labor reporting that the state added 6,000 net jobs last month, all in the private sector, and overall grew by 7,700 jobs in 2017.

Groton residents petition rejected charter revision report to November vote

A group of residents that collected signatures over the last 45 days has successfully petitioned the rejected Charter Revision Commission report onto the ballot for the Nov. 6 election.

Regulators back energy market changes pushed by Millstone

Regulators on Monday called for a state bidding process that would let Millstone sell electricity in competition with renewables. Millstone owner Dominion Energy and local officials have long pushed for the change, saying the plant's future was in jeopardy in the wholesale market.

Norwich Public Utilities sends utility crews to Puerto Rico

Norwich Public Utilities will send rotating two-person crews to Puerto Rico starting Wednesday as part of a national effort to restore power on the island still recovering from two hurricanes last September.

2017 was a good year for home sales in New London County

New London County had a good year for single-family sales in 2017, with an 8.38 percent increase in the number of sales over 2016 and a 5.39 percent increase in median sale price.

Teen to be tried as adult in Montville home invasion case

A 17-year-old accused of entering an apartment on Pequot Road in Montville on Jan. 14 and holding a knife to a man's neck before stealing $15 will be tried as an adult.

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Making a deal to reopen government was right move

It remains baffling why President Trump, who campaigned on his ability to make deals, did not grab the one right in front of him and avoid a shutdown.

Slowely killing Obamacare to detriment of millions

It will fall to state governments to resist this renewed assault on universal access to adequate health insurance.

State must assure Medicaid patient transportation system works

Our reporting documented cases in which drivers showed up very late or not at all, of people waiting long periods on hold after phoning for service, and of vehicles not equipped to meet the...

A bit more unity with Stonington middle school merger

The best interests of the town’s students is the prime reason to congratulate the school board for the consolidation, but there are plenty of other benefits for taxpayers.

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When Disaster Strikes: Shipwrecks, Storms and Other Calamities in Southeastern Connecticut

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First & Finest: The 100-Year History of Naval Submarine Base New London

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Looking Back: New London County: Vol. I - The 1860s - 1930s

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MOST RECENT POLL

Danielle Degnan, chief development officer for the National Coast Guard Museum Association, announced in a recent article her goal of raising $50 million in private donations to build the museum in New London. How do you view the planned project?

I’m excited about it. The museum could be a game changer for downtown development. While fundraising may have gone slower than hoped, I’m confident the museum will be built as planned.

14%

This is another pie-in-the-sky New London plan. Clearly the support is not there, or far more money would have been raised for the museum by now.

23%

I want to see a museum to honor the Coast Guard, but not behind Union Station. Build it in the Fort Trumbull area and the donations will flow in.

51%

Can the plans. Museums are losing popularity in an age of virtual reality and so many entertainment choices. A younger generation is not attracted to them.

12%

Number of votes: 536