Courtney: Ohio-class submarine replacement program going as planned

A separate fund, outside of the Navy's shipbuilding budget, that would support the Navy's new nuclear missile submarines is expected to receive the green light when the president signs the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act into law.

12 sub sailors investigated in filming of female officers

Twelve sailors are reportedly under investigation in connection with an alleged incident where their female shipmates were secretly recorded while undressing in a submarine shower over a period of 10 months, according to a Dec. 11 article from the...

U.S. Marine charged in Filipino transgender slaying

Philippine government prosecutors charged a U.S. Marine with murder Monday in the killing of a Filipino, saying the suspect acknowledged attacking the victim after he found out she was a transgender.

Quilts of valor presentation held

Franklin — On Dec. 11, the Stitch Chicks Quilt Shop, Quilts of Valor group presented two local veterans with quilts of valor to thank them for their military service.

LOCAL FEATURES

SSKP announces annual appeal

The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries annual appeal is under way.

Church opens immigration center with a noble goal

Church of the City's new immigration center officially opened Wednesday night with the mission of assisting low-income immigrants and their families to improve their legal status and serving as community support for all immigrants in eastern...

A Thyme To Cook named Caterer of the Year

A Thyme to Cook has been named the 2014 Connecticut Caterer of the Year by the CT Restaurant Association.

LOCAL NEWS

Ledyard schools seek more teachers

Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Byars on Wednesday presented the Board of Education with a request for an increase of approximately six full-time staff members.

Lyme-Old Lyme concert debuts work by John Metz of Waterford

From the beginning until that near-to-last moment when the boy in his space suit pressed a red button almost as large as his 7-year-old self, it must have been clear to all in the audience that this was not your typical high school winter choral...

New London, schools battle over state funds

Hoping to resolve a financial disagreement with City Hall that threatens to create a budget shortfall of almost half a million dollars, New London schools administrators appealed directly to the state.

Pawcatuck Thread Mill building project starting up

A ground breaking ceremony was held last week on a project by POKO Partners to transform the 19th-century Thread Mill into 58 one- and two- bedroom apartments as well as 9,000 square feet of commercial space.

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Why is no one walking the Amistad plank?

Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane should investigate Amistad America finances.

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State report: Troopers justified in shooting of robbery suspect in Westbrook

Two state policemen who shot a man at the conclusion of a high speed chase in Westbrook last year were justified in their use of deadly force, Middlesex County State's Attorney Peter A. McShane has concluded.

Boat models stolen in Stonington Borough

Stonington — Police are investigating a Wednesday morning incident in which a woman got out of a car, smashed the window of the Water Street Barber Shop in the borough and stole two boat models valued at $400...

New London council can't agree on police pact

A measure to fund a new police contract failed by a 3-3 vote Monday after city councilors disagreed about how to pay for the contract.

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Pryor heading to Rhode Island as secretary of commerce

Outgoing Connecticut Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor has been nominated to lead the Department of Commerce in Rhode Island — a state with the third-highest unemployment rate in the country.

Police label Cheshire shooting as murder-suicide

Cheshire (AP) — Police have identified the two men killed inside a Cheshire home as a father and son and have labeled the case a murder-suicide.