Building the Gold Star bridge was no ordinary construction project

Piers for the new bridge cut a swath through the East New London neighborhood in 1941, after dozens of homes were demolished. (Connecticut Department of Transportation)

Seventy-five years ago Tuesday, the mile-long span opened for business after an eventful construction effort completed against the backdrop of World War II.

Auto dealers clash with Tesla as state pushes for more electric cars

As state regulators look to cut greenhouse gas emissions by helping to deploy more efficient cars, auto dealers and the country's top seller of electric vehicles remain at odds.

New London commission could consider marijuana dispensary application

A New Britain pharmacist and pharmacy owner is considering New London for one of the state’s newest marijuana dispensaries and testing the city’s zoning regulations in the process.

Beer with a side of toxicology, steampunk and music

Mike Zaccaro and Dayne Laskey are in the early stages of getting Tox Brewing Company up and running at 635 Broad St., formerly Jacques Fruit Store.

Parents offered a wide range of school options at fair in Groton

Technology teacher Cara Smith, center, shows Ben Barker, 4, left, of Groton how to control the Dot and Dash robots with an iPad while Theo Barker, 2, take a closer look at one of the robots at the Winthrop STEM Magnet Elementary School booth at the School Options Fair held at the  SUBASE Youth Center in Groton.  Ben and Theo were attending the fair with their parents, Jason and Catarina Barker.(Dana Jensen/The Day)

About 50 families attended the School Options Fair on Saturday, which brought together representatives from Groton, New London, the regional education LEARN, and area private schools like Sacred Heart.

UConn Extension kicks off Connecticut Saves Week, with eye on personal finance

UConn Extension, in partnership with the Connecticut departments of Labor and Banking, is kicking off the fifth Connecticut Saves Week, with a financial education expo at the Capitol and a series of workshops.

Landmarks can’t meet Forge Farm bequest terms

The preservation society contends the property is not the example of early American architecture that they are requested by the bequest to preserve.

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More Norwich school disruption a mistake

The effort to find savings is understandable, but constant reorganization is not serving the needs of students or their families.

Lyme Facebook and Instagram pages show changing times

Lyme is struggling to find enough volunteers to serve on municipal boards and commissions. Increased communication and engagement with community members through social media should help.

Graham's 'invincible innocence'

Many of the most famous evangelists had their day and quickly faded. A few were frauds or hypocrites. But through a half-century and more, the Rev. Billy Graham maintained his standing.

Don't let New England region run out of gas

Connecticut and much of New England has successfully encouraged more electric production and home heating from natural gas, but now it faces a crisis getting the gas to the region.

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