Senate committee to vote on bill that would include funds for Coast Guard Museum

The Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to vote Thursday on a Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill that includes $5 million for the museum and prohibit the relocation of the Coast Guard Band from New London.

Defense secretary visits EB, submarine base

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was in Groton as part of a three-day New England trip. He spent Tuesday at EB and the Naval Submarine Base, highlighting the importance of submarines and thanking the people who build and operate them.

Purple Heart awarded to Navy officer 47 years after death

The family of a U.S. Navy commander killed in action accepted a long-overdue Purple Heart award on his behalf after nearly 50 years of fighting to correct his military record

Blumenthal pushes bill that includes housing for homeless veterans

Proposed federal legislation would make it easier for states like Connecticut to convert temporary housing for homeless veterans into permanent housing.


Foundation hands out $967,000 to local nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut announced Thursday nearly $1 million in awards to local nonprofits focusing largely on children and families.

Groton moves forward with school building plan

Town councilors, who voted unanimously on Wednesday to proceed, said they were compelled by at least two realities: The schools need significant attention and Groton is losing students to surrounding districts investing in their schools.



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Malloy says it’s foolish to believe Trump on guns

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday "you'd have to be a fool," to believe what presidential hopeful Donald Trump says on gun control or any other subject.

Two Cuban men plead guilty in multi-state burglary spree that included $250K in watches taken in Connecticut

Two Cuban citizens pleaded guilty in federal court in the last week to burglarizing stores across the country, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.