Billions continue to flow to Connecticut's submarine industry

Hundreds gather as General Dynamics Electric Boat hosts the christening ceremony for the 15th Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine, the Colorado, in the main assembly hall at Electric Boat in Groton on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.  (Tim Cook/The Day)

That spells good news for Electric Boat and its 450-plus suppliers in the state.

Malloy strikes deal with unions to stretch out spiking state pension costs

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a deal Friday with state employee unions that would allow Connecticut to dodge a fiscal iceberg by holding annual pension costs close $2.2 billion until 2032.

Groton youth still underestimate danger of prescription drugs

Fewer young people in Groton are smoking cigarettes, using marijuana or drinking alcohol, but many still don't understand the risk of using prescription drugs, a youth survey has found.

City Council a 'mediator' in getting answers about L+M joining Yale-New Haven

A coalition of health care advocacy, consumer and union representatives that say they’ve been “stonewalled” in their attempts to raise concerns about Lawrence + Memorial Healthcare joining the Yale-New Haven Health network has turned to the City Council for help.

Serial burglar suspect says he's been stealing his whole life

Isaiah L. Prue, charged this fall with burglarizing homes and cars from East Lyme to Stonington, told police he doesn't have a drug habit but has been breaking into houses and cars his entire life, "just for money."

Shutdown averted, Senate backs stop-gap spending bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks on Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, during the signing ceremony for the 21st Century Cures Act. From left are, McConnell, Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and Max Schill, 7, who suffers from Noonan Syndrome.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

With less than hour to spare, the Senate late Friday backed legislation averting a government shutdown as coal-state Democrats retreated on long-term health care benefits for retired miners but promised a renewed fight for the working class next year. The vote was 63-36 and sent the stop-gap...

'Tis the season to be neighborly in Gales Ferry

Linda Davis and Merry Cassabria stand in front of the 2 Military Highway residence that they use for events hosted through the Ledyard Community Facebook Forum. Davis and several town residents assisted with the setup and decoration of a 16-foot-tall Christmas tree at the residence. (Nate Lynch/The Day)

The tree at 2 Military Highway, easily visible from Route 12 in Gales Ferry, was made possible by residents and members of the Facebook forum, who donated the tree, use of a trailer, decorations and their time to put the tree in place.

New London youth advocacy group nabs $50,000 award

An outpouring of support from the community helped to propel the New London youth advocacy group Hearing Youth Voices to earn a $50,000 award from a New England philanthropic organization.

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Cooperative spirit boosts Fort Trumbull progress in New London

Electric Boat job creation boosted redevelopment potential, but so too did Mayor Passero's policy decision.

Trump's no Reagan on trusting free market

Donald Trump believes that it will be up to him, as president, to order businesses to do what he thinks is in the national interest. In this, he is the exact opposite of President Reagan.

Cures law proves Washington can work

The legislation should get life-saving and life-enhancing drugs and medical devices to market sooner; boost the availability of mental health treatment; and provide some needed federal dollars to...

Solar energy deserves continued support

Solar is the fastest growing energy-production sector. In the last decade, solar has experienced an annual growth rate of nearly 60 percent.

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