Local GOP committee members, leaders uneasy about Trump as nominee

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at Alumisource, a metals recycling facility in Monessen, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Connecticut will probably stay a blue spot on the electoral map; local GOP voters say even deciding whether to support the Republican likely to be on the ballot hasn’t come easy.

Plover nests to get extra protection over July 4 weekend

In this August 2012 Day file photo, an adult piping plover stands on the beach at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

With the busy July 4 weekend coming up, groups that protect nesting sites of the federally threatened piping plovers are planning to be extra vigilant to prevent the loss of any more of the birds this summer.

New London school board sets electronic meeting attendance policy

The Board of Education has approved a policy allowing its members to attend and vote at meetings by phone or other electronic means, such as Skype or FaceTime.

Proposed Norwich Dollar General has next door discount store owner worried

Marteen and Sabreen Hanania, owners of USA Dollar Plus at 680 Boswell Ave., Norwich learned Thursday that a Dollar General store is proposed for the former Seafood Etc. building next door. A Family Dollar chain store already has been approved a short distance down the street.

Thames River water taxi could begin service Friday

Water taxi service on the Thames River could start Friday afternoon, provided the operators receive the Certificate of Inspection from the Coast Guard.

Budget cuts force changes in Groton police department

The Groton Town Police Department will reduce community policing services, the hours of its part-time animal control officer and has asked the school department to help fund the school resource officer due to budget cuts.

Preston Board of Finance cuts $20,000 from school budget for third referendum attempt

The Board of Finance on Thursday cut $20,000 from the proposed $11.2 million 2016-17 school budget in a third attempt to win voter approval at a referendum.

Build Coast Guard museum downtown AND at Fort Trumbull

Why not use the proposed site downtown, in a flood zone, as a gateway for a museum at Fort Trumbull, where the Coast Guard has deep roots?

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A new fiscal year for Connecticut, but same fiscal problems

Fixed costs associated with debt, pension and other retirement obligations have to be addressed.

Fight to protect reproductive choice continues

The court’s 5-3 decision found that the Texas anti-abortion law, cloaked in the pretext of protecting women’s health, simply does not pass constitutional muster.

Rhode Island's decision to pay strikers sends wrong message

Rhode Island sends message to businesses that if their employers strike the state will side with labor by paying unemployment.

Opening old records could help new veterans

State law should allow the release of medical records from long-ago wars to help treatment of victims of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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