USS Hartford returns

The submarine was returning from a regularly scheduled six-month deployment. The Hartford traveled approximately 35,800 miles and made port calls in Haakonsvern, Norway; Faslane, Scotland, and Brest, France.

Awaiting a state budget, local officials anxious at governor's new plan

The Connecticut state flag flies upside-down in response to the state's budget problems on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at North Stonington Town Hall. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

In the continued absence of a two-year budget for the state, Gov. Dannel Malloy has revised his original resource allocation plan from June 30, shifting more state dollars to poorer school districts and to nonprofits.

A cold, snowy winter for Connecticut?

Susan Hickman of New London clears off her car as she gets ready to move it due to a parking ban in downtown New London as a winter storm blows through the region Jan. 7, 2017. Weather officials and the Farmers' Almanac alike are forecasting snowy conditions this coming winter. (Tim Cook/The Day)

Meteorologist Gary Lessor typically does not put much stock in Farmers' Almanac weather forecasts. But unfortunately, he said, he agrees with its winter outlook this year.

Connecticut leaders oppose N.Y. lawsuit to block dredging site in eastern Long Island Sound

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredging vessel Currituck turns in the Thames River before docking at the Adm. Harold E. Shear State Pier in New London on June 5, 2015. New York State is suing the Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to block a new dredge disposal site from opening in Long Island Sound between the mouth of the Thames River and Fishers Island. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, and the chairman of the Connecticut Port Authority spoke out Friday against a lawsuit filed by New York to block an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated dredging site in eastern Long Island Sound.

Dominion: State's own energy strategy shows importance of Millstone

Dominion's Millstone Power Station is seen from the air July 9, 2011. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Dominion Energy told state agencies Friday that it is assuming the state's draft energy strategy will serve as a "baseline" for their work in completing a study on the Millstone Power Station's economic viability ordered by the governor.

Some local legislators defend Trump response to Charlottesville violence

State Rep. Mike France, R-Ledyard, was one of a few local legislators who took to Facebook to partially defend President Donald Trump's remarks following violence at protests in Charlottesville.

New London police union endorses acting chief for permanent position

The executive board of the local police union has endorsed acting Police Chief Peter Reichard for the permanent chief’s position and asked that the mayor appoint him.

End of renovation nears for affordable-housing project in North Stonington

After some delays, one of the town's first forays into affordable housing is on the market and waiting for someone to make an offer.

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