A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria

Electricity poles and lines lay toppled on the road after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that crushed concrete balconies, twisted metal gates and paralyzed the island with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis.

Ceremony honors state's service members killed, their families

Stephen and Barbara Kingsland of Mystic and their fellow Gold Star family members stand for the presentation of colors during the Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony at the Submarine Force Museum in Groton on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.  The Kingslands' daughter, Petty Officer Elizabeth Kingsland, died in an auto accident in Rhode Island in August.  The ceremony was hosted by the United States Navy Gold Star program.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The names of a Connecticut native killed in recent Navy accidents in the Pacific, and a Mystic sailor who died in a car crash in Rhode Island were among those read aloud Thursday at a remembrance ceremony honoring fallen service members and their families.

With lines of communication down, locals worry about family in Puerto Rico

Students hold a prayer gathering at NFA for Puerto Rican hurricane victims on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (Claire Bessette/The Day)

Manuel Sanchez, a senior at Norwich Free Academy, ran his finger over a map of Puerto Rico tracing the path of the eye of Hurricane Maria, showing that his hometown of Jayuya in a mountainous region took a direct hit.

Navy awards EB $5.1 billion contract for sub design work

The forward hull section of a new Virginia class, fast-attack submarine sits on the waterfront at General Dynamics Electric Boat on Dec. 7, 2012, after its arrival. The Navy on Thursday announced it has awarded EB a $5.1 billion contract for design work on the new Columbia class of submarines. (Tim Cook/The Day)

The Navy has awarded Electric Boat a $5.1 billion contract to finish the design of the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine, and prepare for construction. About 3,000 EB employees are working on the design of the submarine.

Quiambaug Cove residents fighting proposed oyster operation

Residents who live along the shore of Quiambaug Cove are opposing plans for a commercial oyster operation in the lower western section of the cove, seen Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (Joe Wojtas/The Day)

A group of Quiambaug Cove homeowners is opposing an application by a part-time Lord’s Point resident to start a commercial oyster farming operation in a small section of the cove.

Stonington, insurer have spent more than $260,000 on DiCesare issue so far

The town has spent more than $210,000 so far on legal fees and expenses in connection with three union grievances filed on behalf of fired Highway Supervisor Louis DiCesare II, as well as its unsuccessful battle to prevent him joining the union that represents Town Hall administrators.

Mitchell College gets green light for rebuild of historic red barn

Mitchell College, which owns the barn and runs the much-beloved ice cream shop on the same property, planned to restore and renovate the 4,800-square-foot barn into a flexible student and community space that will serve as everything from a black box theater to a banquet hall. However, the condition of the building prompted the school to modify its plans, and it now aims to reconstruct the iconic red barn on the same spot. (Rendering provided by Mitchell College)

The Historic District Commission has opted not to impede plans by Mitchell College to tear down and rebuild its iconic former dairy barn.

Waterford shaken by news of ECSU student's death

Dylan Konakowitz is pictured in this undated photo. The 21-year-old sophomore and Waterford native was found dead Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in his Eastern Connecticut State University dormitory. (Courtesy of Stacey Konakowitz)

The news that sophomore Dylan Konakowitz was found dead in his Eastern Connecticut State University dormitory Wednesday hit Waterford hard.

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