Coast Guard Academy aims to cut its energy use in half

Dave Piermattei, Boiler Plant Work Leader at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, makes the hourly rounds to check the systems at the academy's boiler plant Monday, November 20, 2017. Replacing the boiler is among a number of energy efficiency efforts planned to reduce overall energy consumption by 48%. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Coast Guard Academy is kicking off the largest energy savings project in the history of the Department of Homeland Security, designed to reduce the 85-year-old campus' energy consumption by 48 percent.

Facing a $203 million state budget deficit, Malloy presses legislators to act

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy intensified pressure on the legislature Monday to come into special session to repair the new state budget, projecting a $203 million deficit that exceeds a key risk threshold.

Trump era sparks new debate about nuclear war authority

In this Nov. 14, 2017, photo, Gen. Robert Kehler, USAF (Ret.) former Commander United States Strategic Command, testifies before Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on North Korea on Capitol Hill in Washington. It’s hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day nuclear bombs zero in on America. But some worry about the potential for deadlocked decision-making in an actual nuclear crisis. Kehler was asked about this at a congressional hearing. His response: “You’d be in a very interesting constitutional situation.” (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

It's hard to overstate how thoroughly the U.S. military has prepared for doomsday — the day nuclear bombs zero in on America — but some worry about the potential for deadlocked decision-making in an actual nuclear crisis.

Mother's boyfriend to serve 2 1/2 years in Norwich child abuse case

A 29-year-old man was sentenced Monday in New London Superior Court to 2 1/2 years in prison for breaking the leg of his live-in girlfriend's 1-year-old son.

Courtney presents National Blue Ribbon School plaque to Mahan School in Norwich

Mahan was one of four Connecticut schools to receive national Blue Ribbon awards from the U.S. Department of Education on Sept. 28. For Mahan, the designation recognized the school’s efforts to close the so-called achievement gap between minority and special education students and their...

Norwich receives environmental assessment grant for Ponemah Mill building

The city was among 14 municipalities to receive a state grant announced Monday to do environmental assessment on blighted buildings, receiving $200,000 to study contamination at the second building in the historic Ponemah Mill complex in Taftville.

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Tax plan bad for Connecticut, for the debt, and for the middle-class

The national debt will reach about 99 percent of the Gross Domestic Product — meaning the size of the economy — by 2027 if Republican tax policies become law.

Relocate Niantic River shellfish hatchery plan

Tim Londregan holds live juvenile scallops while talking about opening a shellfish hatchery on the Niantic River off Mago Point while aboard his Niantic Bay Shellfish Farm vessel berthed on the river Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

There were legitimate problems with the process and location for a proposed shellfish hatchery in Niantic River, but Waterford and East Lyme officials should work with the applicant to find another...

Malloy took the hit, so stop your complaining

Legislative leaders should have saved the drama and provided a simple, joint statement: “Don’t blame us, blame him.”

Checking president's ability to wage nuclear war

With the Cold War behind us, it no longer makes sense to allow a president to launch an offensive nuclear strike without a declaration from Congress.

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