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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Historic District Commission has opted not to impede plans by Mitchell College to tear down and rebuild its iconic former dairy barn.
The news that sophomore Dylan Konakowitz was found dead in his Eastern Connecticut State University dormitory Wednesday hit Waterford hard.