USS Springfield Class Joins the Fleet

Groton — Seventy-five Sailors of "Class 15340" USS Springfield (SSN-761), graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School on July 24. Seaman Travis Carel was class honorman with a 95.96 GPA. Carel continues in Information Technician...

Heydon takes helm from Grasdock as supervisor of shipbuilding in Groton

Capt. Darlene Grasdock was relieved of her duties as supervisor of shipbuilding, conversion and repair in Groton by Capt. Jeffrey Heydon in a change of command ceremony Friday at Fort Trumbull State Park.

Electric Boat rolling out Illinois

Rollout of the Illinois, of which first lady Michelle Obama is the sponsor, began Friday morning.

Navy Capt. Trussler to lead sub base's new Undersea Warfighting Development Center

The center will be the supported command to train Navy forces in advanced tactics, techniques and procedures for anti-submarine warfare and is part of a larger Navy plan to reorganize the various warfare centers to better align them with warfare...

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Passero, Finizio to debate Aug. 27 in New London

City Councilor Michael Passero, the nominee of the New London Democratic Town Committee, and Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio, who is challenging him in the Democratic primary, have agreed to debate next month.

Norwich Republican city council candidate withdraws

Endorsed Republican City Council candidate Dr. Benjamin Hong withdrew from the race Friday because of a law that prohibits federal employees from running for local elected offices.

Stonington celebrates completion of $18 million upgrades to wastewater treatment plants

Town and state officials gathered at the Mystic wastewater treatment plant Thursday morning to celebrate the completion of the $18.3 million project to upgrade the town’s three aging treatment facilities, a project that was completed on time...

Stonington officials say they are working to restore flood discount

Town officials assured residents Wednesday night that they are working diligently to correct the problems that led to homeowners with flood insurance to lose their annual 5 percent discount. Meanwhile, some Mystic residents have demanded that the...

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Mayor Finizio campaigns on park plan he had no part in devising

The mayor is promoting a park plan developed by someone who once ran a nonprofit his administration...

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No one injured in kitchen fire Sunday on Allen Drive in Montville

Red Cross helps two adults after kitchen fire on Sunday in multi-family structure in Montville.

Key witness in Wirth homicide in Norwich hospitalized on eve of court hearing

As the life ebbed out of her in the early morning hours of Dec. 14, 2011, 26-year-old Jaclyn Wirth told a 911 dispatcher she was "pouring out blood," and begged responders to hurry. In the background, her 7-year-old son, Sergio, cried and screamed,...

East Lyme investigator Jean Cavanaugh gives voice to victims of sexual assault

Investigator Jean Cavanaugh's work is heartbreaking, but rewarding. She is a member of a regional multi-disciplinary team of professionals that collaborates on child sexual assault cases. She is a certified forensic interviewer and is sometimes...

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Legislators still not committed to Malloy's idea of transportation lockbox

While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy watched his transportation initiative take another step forward Tuesday, it remained uncertain whether legislators are willing to insulate transportation funds from future budget cuts.

Stratford man accused of performing sex act with shrubbery

Stratford man charged with public indecency, accused of performing sex act with shrubbery