This submarine part comes from video game store

The high-resolution cameras on the Navy's future attack submarines will be operated by an Xbox controller traditionally used by video gamers.

Senate OKs bill favorable to state's defense industry, rejects BRAC

The Senate on Monday voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill that would authorize billions for Connecticut's defense industry, and that rejects a proposal for another round of base closures and consolidations.

48 hours on the USS John Warner

Crewmembers take part in a piloting briefing in the crew's mess aboard the USS John Warner (SSN 785) on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in preparation for pulling into the Naval Submarine Base in Groton the next day. (Julia Bergman/The Day)

The crew of the USS John Warner, one of the Navy's newest nuclear-powered attack submarines, is underway from their homeport of Norfolk, Va., to Groton, part of the advanced stages of training in preparation for the boat's first deployment in early...

State Senate mobilizing to defend Naval Submarine Base in Groton

State senate leaders will establish a Base Realignment and Closure task force in Connecticut to fight off any potential threat to the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, state Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, said Friday.

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9/11 Memorial, state firefighter convention in town

People take a look at panels in the Stephen Siller 9/11 Memorial Mobile Exhibit trailer on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Wequonnoc School in Taftville.  The exhibit features artifacts and stories from Ground Zero and is staffed by the New York Fire Department. The trailer is in town for the State Firefighters Convention and is open Sunday starting at 9 a.m. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

People take a look at panels in the Stephen Siller 9/11 Memorial Mobile Exhibit trailer on Saturday at Wequonnoc School in Taftville. The trailer is in town for the state firefighters convention this weekend and will be open Sunday starting at 9 a.m.

Celebrating Park(ing) Day in New London

David Santiago, right, of New London plays a game of checkers with Sherri Condon, volunteer at Spark Makerspace, as Faith Colter, center, and her parents, Chris and Nicole, work on a community art piece during a Park(ing) Day event on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, along Eugene O'Neill Drive in New London.  Volunteers and Spark members turned two parking spaces into an art and game space for the evening as part of the national event.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

David Santiago of New London, plays a game of checkers with Sherri Condon, volunteer at Spark Makerspace, as Faith Colter and her parents, Chris and Nicole, work on a community art piece during a Park(ing) Day event on Friday along Eugene O'Neill...

Day at the beach

Kyle Travis, 2, of Willimantic plays along the shore after swimming with his aunt Pam Schmelzer of Wisconsin, originally from Connecticut, during sunny and humid conditions at Ocean Beach Park New London on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Kyle Travis, 2, of Willimantic sprints out of the water after swimming with his aunt Pam Schmelzer of Wisconsin, originally from Connecticut, during sunny and humid conditions at Ocean Beach Park on Friday.

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Fog rolls through

Sailboats rest at their moorings on the New London shoreline as a low fog hangs over the Groton side of the Thames River Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Sailboats rest at their moorings on the New London shoreline on Friday as a low fog hangs over the Groton side of the Thames River.

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Army Corps may not fix Enders Island sea wall after all

Comments raised by neighbors about public access to the religious retreat are being assessed by...

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New Britain fire chief retires after racial insensitivity probe

A Connecticut fire chief will retire after being placed on paid leave following an investigation that faulted him for racial insensitivity

Ex-teacher charged with stealing $88K from Connecticut PTO

A Connecticut town's former teacher of the year has been charged with stealing more than $88,000 in Parent Teacher Organization funds