Proposed bill would provide child care for veterans receiving mental health care

Federal legislation pending in Congress would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide short term child care for veterans receiving mental health care at its medical facilities.

Another extreme ice season as Coast Guard counts 1,000 icebergs in shipping lanes

More than 1,000 icebergs drifted into North Atlantic shipping lanes in 2017, causing detours and adding travel times for mariners in an already heavily trafficked area.

New London City Council approves free day at Ocean Beach for vets in summer 2018

New London — The City Council approved the establishment of a "Free Day" at Ocean Beach Park, allowing all New London military veterans free access and parking for the day. This is a proposal brought forward by the New London Veteran...

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center part of lawsuit over military sexual assault records

Connecticut Veterans Legal Center is among the plaintiffs suing the departments of Defense and Homeland Security over access to sexual assault records.

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Operation E.L.F.

Connecticut National Guard Master Sgt. Lisa Young, left, of Bristol, Conn., attempts to check out while balancing  a stack of toys her children picked out as their gift selections, during the annual holiday party for Operation E.L.F. (Embracing Lonely Families) at the William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford, Conn., Saturday, December 16, 2017. Operation E.LF. assists financial hardship issues involving Connecticut families who have deployed military members in the Connecticut National Guard. Each child was provided with $40.00 in replica cash, to be used for toys they select as gifts. Young's husband  First Sgt. Alex Young, also of the National Guard, is currently deployed. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Connecticut National Guard Master Sgt. Lisa Young, left, of Bristol, Conn., attempts to check out while balancing a stack of toys her children picked out as their gift selections, during the annual holiday party for Operation E.L.F. (Embracing...

First snow

Oscar Barrera of New London walks along Moore Avenue with

Oscar Barrera of New London walks along Moore Avenue with "Marvel", his 4-year-old male West Highland White Terrier / Shiba Inu mix, during the first snowstorm of the season in New London, on Saturday.

Jingle Bell 5K

Tom Provencher, left, dressed as Santa and Maurizio Mazzi, dressed as Rudolph, get ready to lead the Jingle Bell 5K on their bikes on Saturday, December 9, 2017, in Niantic.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Tom Provencher, left, dressed as Santa and Maurizio Mazzi, dressed as Rudolph, get ready to lead the Jingle Bell 5K on their bikes on Saturday, in Niantic.

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Restrictions to Millstone financial data challenged

A state consumer advocacy group and a nationwide power company recently filed motions challenging regulators who agreed to keep Millstone financial data secret.

New London development and planning director to depart in January

Tammy Daugherty, the director of the city’s Office of Development and Planning and someone who has played a role in nearly every major city economic and community development initiative during her six years with the city, is leaving at the...

Florence Griswold Museum appoints first new director in four decades

Rebekah (Becky) Beaulieu has been named director of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, becoming the institution’s first new director in more than 40 years. Photo submitted

Rebekah (Becky) Beaulieu has been named director of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, becoming the institution’s first new director in more than 40 years.

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The longest painting in the world, a whaling tale, may surface in Mystic

An 1848 panorama, depicting a whaling voyage around the world, could be displayed in Mystic.

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State suspends search for snowmobile driver in Griswold

The state has suspended its search for a missing snowmobile driver in Griswold

Rally planned for immigrant facing deportation

Supporters of an immigrant facing deportation to Colombia are planning a rally outside of the Hartford federal courthouse to call on authorities to let him stay in the U.S. while he tries to get his asylum case reopened