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.

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.

Mystic VFW to again host Memorial Day parade

Mystic — The Hugo A. Simonelli Post 3263, Veterans of Foreign Wars will again sponsor the Mystic Memorial Day Parade on May 30.  Vietnam War veteran Sgt. Craig Floyd will be the Parade Marshal. All units are...

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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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Sen. Warren: Trump is a 'small, insecure moneygrubber'

More shots have been fired in the war of words between Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Donald Trump

MBTA's Worcester to Boston nonstop express train makes debut

Following decades of planning, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's nonstop express train from Worcester to Boston finally made its inaugural run