Reporting for duty at the Coast Guard Academy


The Class of 2020 features the largest percentage of women ever, at 38 percent. That number is much higher than female enrollment at the Naval Academy, the Military Academy at West Point and the Air Force Academy, according to the Associated Press.

Local WWII veteran receives French Legion of Honor

Marty Schames, 94, of Groton has received the highest decoration bestowed by France.

More states supporting military base infrastructure as cuts loom

Connecticut leading the way as more states actively support military installations within their borders, making improvements as a way to defend their bases against military cuts.

Thames River Detachment planning meeting set for June 28

Norwich —The Thames River Detachment of the Marine Corps League will hold a planning meeting at 7 p.m. on June 28 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post on 30 Connecticut Ave.  Planning for the detachment picnic, the Marine...

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Connecticut College professor puts focus on history of violence against gays

Ever since a gunman shot and killed 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando June 12, members of the LGBT community with local ties have been using their talents to help people grasp and respond to the tragedy.

Clothier Ray Smith takes his shop on the road

He knows his customers well. Their average age is 89 and they prefer elastic-waist pants, comfortable tops and fabric that is wash-and-dry.

Auction's Day Three: Big crowd, cool cars

About 200 more vehicles are expected to roll off the auction block today as Barrett-Jackson's inaugural Northeast auction of collector cars continues at Mohegan Sun.

75-year-old hopes to take the fear out of walking along busy road

Inspired by a report that names Route 1 the state's most dangerous road for walking, one Weston resident is making the about 120-mile journey from Port Chester, N.Y., to Westerly to advocate for change.

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Sell Lighthouse Inn to the highest bidder

The city is not good at vetting developers and their proposals.

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