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Paddle boarders Freddie Roe of New London, left, and Brian Macri of Niantic, watch as a U.S. Navy Los Angeles class attack submarine enters the Thames River off New London on Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A pair of paddle boarders watch as a U.S. Navy Los Angeles class attack submarine enters the Thames River off New London on Sunday.

Arrests at Ocean Beach Park don't slow down busy beach weekend

Beachgoers flock to the sands at Ocean Beach Park in New London on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Toddlers begged for ice cream cones, teenage couples flirted and grandfathers set up umbrellas in the sand as the summer rhythm at Ocean Beach Park went on as usual a day after a fight in the parking lot drew police officers from multiple jurisdictions and led to two arrests.

Preston to hold public hearing on zoning regulations for Norwich Hospital property

A public hearing will be held Tuesday on proposed zoning regulations changes to the Thames River Design District, which includes the former Norwich Hospital property.

Lakes are getting saltier, study finds

Winter’s last chilly gasps yielded to spring warmth a while ago, but an unfortunate part of its legacy lives on in the region’s ponds and lakes now beckoning boaters and swimmers.

Electric Boat group surpasses 10,000 care packages for troops

A group of volunteers helps to package up boxes filled with Girls Scout cookies and cards that are being sent to members of the Connecticut Air National Guard, currently deployed in the Middle East, and numerous military personnel deployed multiple countries. The Friends at Electric Boat US Troop Support Group, which sends care packages to service members deployed overseas, recently reached a milestone: 10,000 packages. (Photo courtesy of Bill Dodge)

The Friends at Electric Boat U.S. Troop Support Group, which sends care packages to service members deployed overseas, has reached a milestone: 10,112 care packages totalling 86,828 pounds and $61,077 in shipping costs.

Norwich alderman: City should buy waterfront scrapyard

Democratic Alderman and mayoral candidate H. Tucker Braddock said if the city is serious about promoting Norwich Harbor and downtown for fishing, recreation and tourism, it would try to purchase the shuttered Shetucket Iron & Metal scrapyard at a July 29 auction.

Band practice

Members of the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps drum line rehearse in the shade of trees for their upcoming season on the grounds at St. Bernard School in Uncasville, Sunday, June 25, 2017. The group, founded in 2002 and is made up of musicians ages 13-22. This week's rehearsals are a lead-in for a mini-tour that begins the first weekend in July in the northeast. The 7th Regiment competes in the open class of the Drum Corps International.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Members of the 7th Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps drum line rehearse in the shade of trees for their upcoming season on the grounds at St. Bernard School in Uncasville on Sunday.

Old fashioned arcade proposed for Olde Mistick Village

The latest proposed upgrade at Olde Mistick Village, which continues to boast new businesses and construction, is a old fashioned arcade.

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Nautilus stop vital addition to Heritage Park

Adding the Nautilus and Submarine Force Museum to the water taxi stops would be another step toward illustrating the totality of the immense breadth and span of the region’s history.

Looking to Senate leadership for Connecticut budget deal

When it comes to putting together a budget, the Senate is making progress while the House of Representatives appears in disarray.

Another chance to trim steep New London tax hike

When asked about such a sharp increase in taxes, Mayor Passero makes the case that his hands are tied. He needs to figure out a way to untie them.

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