New CGA superintendent focused on leadership development, increasing size of the corps


Eight months into the top post at the Coast Guard Academy, Rear Adm. James Rendon is working to increase the size of the corps of cadets from 886 to 1,000, after recently receiving a memo from Coast Guard Headquarters to do so.

Submarine Learning Center honored for training excellence

Groton — The Submarine Learning Center was honored Feb. 1 with the receipt of four 2015 Training Excellence Awards from the Naval Education and Training Command. The annual awards spotlight the continuity of quality and intensity of...

Coast Guard Academy selects Petty Officer 1st Class Alicia Reader as 2015 Enlisted Person of the Year

New London — The Coast Guard Academy has selected Petty Officer 1st Class Alicia Reader as its Enlisted Person of the Year for 2015. Reader will receive a Coast Guard Achievement Medal and was selected from a pool of deserving...

Groton SUBVETS announces February events schedule

Groton — The U.S. Submarine Veterans Groton Base has the following events planned for February. The monthly SUBVETS World War II meeting and luncheon is scheduled for Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the clubhouse. All WWII...

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New London's two homeless shelters look toward more collaboration

A consultant with expertise in linking nonprofit agencies is working with the Covenant Shelter and Homeless Hospitality Center to determine if there should be more collaboration or possible consolidation.

Judge to ponder possibility of special election in New London

A Superior Court judge has asked for more information before he rules on an injunction request that could lead to a special election for Democratic Town Committee members in the second voting district.

Maynard's status unknown as legislative session opens Wednesday

It is unknown if State Senator Andrew Maynard, D-Stonington, will be on hand for the start of the General Assembly session in Hartford on Wednesday, as the five-term senator and his spokesmen have not responded to e-mails and phone calls.

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Trump trumps the Democrats in this New Hampshire town

Day columnist David Collins visits Plymouth, N.H., attends a Trump rally and visits Sanders...

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Car crashes into house in Stonington Borough

A woman was taken to the hospital Sunday morning after police and fire officials say she crashed into a parked car and then a stone house adjacent to St. Mary Church in the borough.

Fire displaces North Stonington family

A chimney fire in a Norwich-Westerly Road home Wednesday night displaced four people and caused moderate damage to the home, a fire official said Thursday.

Task force arrests Norwich man on heroin, crack charges

An investigation into heroin sales in southeastern Connecticut by the Regional Community Enhancement Task Force led to the arrest of a Norwich man this week on multiple drug-related charges.

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Tribes to begin narrowing field of proposed casino sites

In November, four north-central Connecticut municipalities — East Hartford, East Windsor, Hartford and Windsor Locks — answered the tribal partnership’s request for casino site proposals.

New England to get brunt of snowstorm heading east

Forecasters say southeast Massachusetts could get the brunt of a snowstorm that's heading for the East Coast

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Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect

A Somalia government spokesman says that CCTV video footage at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint