Family, friends remember Mystic sailor killed in crash

Elizabeth Kingsland, center, is seen with her parents, Stephen and Barbara Kingsland, in this undated photo. The 31-year-old Mystic native and Navy petty officer was killed in a car crash on Aug. 1, 2017, on I-95 south in Hopkinton, R.I. (Courtesy of the Kingsland family)

At the time of her death, Beth Kingsland was serving as a petty officer first class in the Navy. Assigned to Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., she worked for the NSA as a linguist and cryptographer, having qualified in 15 languages, including numerous...

As plans progress, Easterseals seeks donations for $1.8M veterans center

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Tuesday received an update on the Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut's plans to build a $1.8 million veterans service center within its existing Norwich facility.

Veterans' families feel impact of state cuts to military funerals

Members of the Westbrook Veterans Honor Guard rifle team, from left, Paul Kwasniewski, Dick Barry and John Latino, fire the rifle volley during the rendering of full military honors at the funeral of Vietnam veteran Lester John Kraaz Jr. on Oct. 28, 2016, at Centerbrook Cemetery in Essex. The honor guard is made up primarily of military veterans who volunteer to provide military honors at the funerals of veterans in Connecticut. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

At least one family is feeling the impact of the state cutting funding for military funerals.

Busy New London VA clinic has preliminary OK to expand

In a town hall meeting in New London hosted Friday by U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, Gerald Culliton, director of the Connecticut VA Healthcare System, said there's funding and approval for the design, "the first part of the approval...

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Swabs face Sea trials

U.S. Coast Guard Academy class of 2021 swabs Michael Gilmore, left, and Robert Childress, right, take the lead for their company in the log carry portion of their Sea Trials, a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination Friday, August 11, 2017. The swabs will receiving their fourth class shoulder boards and be sworn-in during a ceremony on Monday marking their official entry into the corps of cadets.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy class of 2021 undergo their Sea Trials, a series of physical, team building, challenges that marks the end of their 7-week Swab Summer indoctrination on Friday, in New London.The swabs will receiving their...

Urban scene

Artist Katie Fogg works on painting an urban scene as she stands on State Street on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in downtown New London.  She plans to spend a month capturing downtown scenes to be shown during her exhibit that opens Sept. 8, 2017, at Dev's American Bistro. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Artist Katie Fogg works on painting an urban scene Friday on State Street in downtown New London.

Fair comes to Lebanon

A motorcyclist jumps in the air during the Lebanon County Fair on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The annual fair continues through Sunday, Aug. 13, and features entertainment, exhibits, food and competitions. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

A motorcyclist jumps in the air during the Lebanon County Fair on Friday in Lebanon.

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The owner of Connecticut restaurant being investigated by alcohol regulators in connection with the car crash that killed the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman says the business was closed the day she died

50 cent tax hike on cigarettes takes effect in Rhode Island

The tax on a pack of cigarettes in Rhode Island is now 50 cents higher