North Dakota joins submarine fleet Saturday

After an initial setback, the attack submarine North Dakota is set to secure its place among the fleet. A commissioning ceremony for the submarine will take place Saturday at the Naval Submarine Base.

Legion Post 112 selling Veterans Day luminaries

Montville — The American Legion Post 112 and the Women’s Auxiliary in Montville will light luminaries around the post in honor of the past and current veterans and those serving today on Nov. 11.

USS Finback class joins the fleet

Groton — Seventy-six Sailors of “Class 14460” USS Finback (SS-230), graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School on Oct. 17.

Groton seeks submarine artifacts of decommissioned USS Groton

“We are the place where men and women build these boats, build and design these ships, we are the home of Submarine Base New London,” said Groton City Mayor Marian Galbraith.

LOCAL FEATURES

Jewish holiday preparations

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man carries palm fronds Tuesday to be used to build a Sukka in Jerusalem. According to Jewish tradition, during the Sukkot holiday, known as the Feast of the Tabernacles, Jews are commanded to bind together a palm frond, or...

Red sky at night ...

The spire of the First Baptist Church in New London is shown in silhouette against Monday's early evening sky.

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Touting the apple a day benefits at Regional Multicultural Magnet School

Groups of students filed into the Regional Multicultural Magnet School cafeteria Friday and were given a Gala apple from Blue Hills Orchard in Wallingford to mark "Food Day," which was created by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public...

Foye to stay on as interim New London superintendent until Nov. 21

On Thursday night, the Board of Education voted unanimously to extend the term of Richard Foye's contract through Friday, Nov. 21. Foye's initial contract was set to expire at the end of this month.

Saint Bernard gets big gift, plans major renovations

Saint Bernard School announced a five-year, multi-million plan Thursday night to renovate the 47-year-old building and upgrade technolgy.

Preston looks at updating local bid ordinance

Preston — The Board of Selectmen is researching possible changes to the town ordinance that governs the bidding process to update language and expand the town’s use of the state bid system that allows towns to purchase equipment at...

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Foley a no-show for latest gubernatorial debate

The discussion of the issues in the latest Connecticut gubernatorial debate was overshadowed by the elephant who was not in the room Republican candidate Tom Foley.

Nine in state quarantined for possible Ebola exposure

Nine people in Connecticut have been quarantined by the state for possible exposure to Ebola, the state Department of Public Health said Thursday.