Submarine Officer Advanced Course Graduation

Groton — Fifteen members of Class 16030 graduated from the Submarine Officer Advanced Course on Aug. 25. Cmdr. David Grogan, executive officer of the Naval Submarine School, was the guest speaker. Lt. Todd Talstein received the...

Machinist Mate 'A' School Graduation

Groton — Eleven sailors of "Tomahawk Class 16065" graduated from Machinist Mate (Weapons) "A" School on Aug. 19. Machinist Mate 1st Class Cole Houshower was class instructor. Fireman Daniel Normandin received the Torpedoman...

USS Andrew Jackson Class Joins the Fleet

Groton — Sixty-two sailors of "Class 16380" USS Andrew Jackson (SSN-619) graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School on Aug. 19. Information Systems Technician 1st Class Jasmine Underwood was class honor graduate. Underwood will...

Kelly Willette is Naval Submarine School’s Civilian of the Quarter

Groton — The Naval Submarine School recognized its top civilian performer, Kelly Willette, as Civilian of the Second Quarter of 2016 in ceremonies at Bledsoe Hall on Aug. 18. In announcing her selection, Capt. Aaron Thieme,...

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Construction on new Grasso Technical High School to begin next year

The state is moving forward with plans to build a $134.9 million school to replace Ella T. Grasso Technical High School, with construction beginning in June 2017.

Fitch teachers build relationships, 20 feet up

About 100 Fitch High School teachers spent three hours at the Fields of Fire aerial adventure park Wednesday morning as part of a team-building exercise.

Education commissioner touts Stanton School in Norwich as example for rest of state

Commissioner Dianne Wentzell visited the school for a first-hand look at both educational and atmospheric conditions that help students succeed. Stanton is one of the state's first Commissioner's Network schools receiving additional state grants for...

No time to relax as Whittle's farm readies for Labor Day weekend

“Up until 10 years ago, we were always closed on Labor Day,” said Rick Whittle, a fourth-generation Groton farmer “Now, it’s one of our busiest days. You only have so many days to make it, so why throw one away?”

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Cheers to the restored Amistad and her new mission

Amistad has a mission, one that should lead away from continuing state subsidies for operating...

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Rare whale's recovery hurt by entanglements, scientists say

Scientists say the ability of an endangered species of Atlantic whale to recover is jeopardized by increasing rates of entanglement in fishing gear and a resultant drop in birth rates

Massachusetts prosecutor to give guidance on transgender law

Attorney General Maura Healey is preparing to offer guidance to businesses and law enforcement under a new state law that allows transgender people to use public accommodations that correspond to their gender identity