Foster mother describes how DCF uproots kids

Debra Post looks at her husband Brad as they sit in their home in Groton on Friday, September 22, 2017. The couple cared for the four children of Kirsten Fauquet at the center of a recent case with the Department of Child and Family Services.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Debra Post cared for four of the five children at the center of the parental rights case to be heard in Waterford Juvenile Court on Oct. 23. She is expected to testify.

Despite storms, sticker shock prompts many to opt out of flood insurance

So ever-increasing premiums for flood insurance through the federal government's National Flood Insurance program are making the policies a hard sell, despite more heavy storms hitting homeowners in areas at risk of flooding, according to data...

After Irma, an uncertain future for evacuees of St. Martin

Donna Hodge, right, and her 16-year-old daughter, Stephanie, seen Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, evacuated from St. Martin after Hurricane Irma and are staying in Groton with one of Donna’s brothers for the time being. (Erica Moser/The Day)

Jocelyn Curiel stood in her mother's living room, items donated by Waterford Youth Services at her feet: a backpack with school supplies, a bathrobe, a copy of "Lady and the Tramp," sidewalk chalk, blankets.

Winds bring down trees in Groton, New London

About half of those who live on or around Midway Oval were without power on Friday after a large tree fell on a car, taking wires with it.

Ledyard police respond to rollover crash, find no one on scene

Police on Friday morning launched an investigation after they came across a car on its roof that had no one inside.

Stonington police determine woman falsely reported home invasion

Stonington police say that a reported home invasion at a residence on Hewitt Road Tuesday morning did not happen.

Police link Norwich woman to credit card fraud case

A 50-year-old Norwich woman is facing felony larceny charges linked to alleged credit card fraud.

Police: Norwich man led officers on multi-town chase

A Norwich man charged with missing court dates now additionally is facing a host of motor vehicle charges after state police said he fled from a traffic stop on Tuesday.




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Judge orders Army to review discharge status of two CT vets

Steve Kennedy, left, is seen with fellow Army soldier Austin Tarantino in this undated photo from Iraq. (Courtesy of Steve Kennedy)

A Connecticut judge is asking the Army to reconsider its denial to upgrade the discharge statuses of two Connecticut veterans, who allege that they, and tens of thousands of Army veterans across the country, received less-than-honorable discharges...

Electric Boat delivers future submarine Colorado to the Navy

Colorado is the 15th Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine to be delivered to the Navy.

Navy awards EB $5.1 billion contract for sub design work

The forward hull section of a new Virginia class, fast-attack submarine sits on the waterfront at General Dynamics Electric Boat on Dec. 7, 2012, after its arrival. The Navy on Thursday announced it has awarded EB a $5.1 billion contract for design work on the new Columbia class of submarines. (Tim Cook/The Day)

The Navy has awarded Electric Boat a $5.1 billion contract to finish the design of the first Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine, and prepare for construction. About 3,000 EB employees are working on the design of the submarine.



Bridge to be renamed for late sons of Boston Marathon bombing hero

In this April 18, 2016, file photo, Carlos Arredondo, a 2013 Boston Marathon bombing first-responder, cheers runners in the 120th Boston Marathon in Boston.  Gov. Charlie Baker will join Carlos Arredondo and his wife, Victoria Foley, at the Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, renaming of the Jamaica Way Bridge for their sons, Alexander and Brian Arredondo.  Alexander was a Marine killed in Iraq in 2004; Brian killed himself in 2011. Their deaths prompted Carlos Arredondo to become an anti-war activist and suicide prevention advocate. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

A small bridge in Boston is being renamed in honor of the late sons of one of the citizen heroes that emerged from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings

Vermont substitute teacher fired for modeling Hitler salute for kids

A school superintendent in Vermont says a substitute teacher has been fired after being accused of showing elementary school children how to make the Nazi salute

Connecticut Supreme Court to hear landmark education case

A judge's landmark ruling that declared Connecticut's system for funding public schools unconstitutional is set to go before the state Supreme Court