Navy orders operational pause in wake of Pacific accidents

The damaged port aft hull of the USS John S. McCain is visible while docked at Singapore's Changi naval base on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has ordered an operational pause of the Navy's 277 ships, including Groton-based submarines, following a collision between the Navy destroyer John S. McCain and an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has ordered an operational pause of the Navy's 277 ships, including Groton-based submarines, following a collision between the Navy destroyer John S. McCain and an oil tanker near Singapore.

Deadline extended for comments on Niantic River shellfish farm plan

Ryan Londregan runs live 2-inch seed oysters through the tumbler to knock off the growth edge so the oysters grow in a more cupped shape.  Londregan was helping his brother, Tim Londregan, while aboard Tim's Niantic Bay Shellfish Farm vessel berthed on the Niantic River off Mago Point on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. T im Londregan is looking to open a shellfish hatchery in the area.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Those who wish to comment on a New London businessman's application for a shellfish farming operation off Mago Point in Waterford have until Sept. 20 to submit feedback, and a public meeting may be scheduled.

Rowdy summer concerts prompt new website about underage drinking

As teenagers prepare to return to school following a busy concert season, the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has launched a website aimed at reducing underage drinking.

Groton Town Council votes to abolish Zoning Commission

The Town Council voted Tuesday to abolish the Zoning Commission and designate the Planning Commission as the body to handle planning and zoning matters effective Jan. 1, 2019. The change is part of a broader effort to streamline the development process and encourage growth.

Norwich speakers vow to fight bigotry

People bow their heads during a moment of silence during the Norwich vigil honoring the victims of violence in Charlottesville at the David Ruggles Freedom Courtyard at Norwich City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

More than 100 people representing diverse ethnic groups, religious and political affiliations stood outside Norwich City Hall on Tuesday evening and declared that hatred of any one of them would not be tolerated in their city.

Courtney urges towns, nonprofits to take advantage of federal grant 'window'

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney urged businesses, nonprofit organizations and municipalities who might be eligible for federally funded grants to consider filing applications with the state and federal agencies while the 2017 federal budget is still in effect.

Police: Woman kicked out window, man yelled 'Sieg Heil' in DUI arrest

Police arrested two people early Tuesday after they said one kicked out the window of a cruiser and the other yelled “Sieg Heil” in officers’ faces.

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