Officials unveil draft 'Blue Plan' to protect Long Island Sound

People watch from a jetty at Ocean Beach Park in New London as a Cross Sound ferry passes Feb. 19, 2017, on its way to Long Island, N.Y. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, unveiled the Long Island Sound Blue Plan, which maps out wildlife habitats and human activity in order to protect the environment, and commercial and recreational uses, while fostering harmonious development on the Sound. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection on Wednesday unveiled the Long Island Sound Blue Plan, which maps out wildlife habitats and human activity in order to protect the environment, and commercial and recreational uses, while fostering harmonious development.

Norwich woman says Harvard 'shamelessly' profits from her slave ancestors' photos

In this July 17, 2018, photo, Tamara Lanier holds an 1850 photograph of Renty, a South Carolina slave who Lanier said is her family's patriarch, at her home in Norwich, Conn. The portrait was commissioned by Harvard biologist Louis Agassiz, whose ideas were used to support the enslavement of Africans in the United States. Lanier filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 in Massachusetts state court, demanding that Harvard turn over the photo and pay damages. (John Shishmanian/The Norwich Bulletin via AP)

Tamara Lanier says Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from images of two 19th century slaves she says are her ancestors.

A woman among men: Female pilot details 31-year Army career

U.S. Army veteran Denise Howard addresses a luncheon of the Southeastern Connecticut Women's Network on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Langley's Restaurant at Great Neck Country Club in Waterford. Howard retired after a career in the Army just as the prohibition on women serving in combat was lifted. She deployed twice to Iraq.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

When Denise Howard attended Army basic training in 1982, she was taught her how to apply makeup, how to stand and how to fix her hair. Her male counterparts, on the other hand, went through combat training.


With committee vote, lawmakers map potential path to tolls

A legislative committee took the first steps Wednesday on what would be a long and complex journey to implement a comprehensive system of electronic highway tolls in Connecticut, endorsing three bills that broadly outline the process, while leaving...


Groton Town Manager proposes budget with no tax rate increase

Town Manager John Burt has proposed a fiscal year 2020 budget of $129,421,737, or a 2.8 percent increase over the current year's adopted budget, that would carry no tax rate increase.


Bill would give minor victims of sexual assault longer period to sue

A bill introduced in the General Assembly would give minor victims of sexual assault, who are prohibited by the current statute of limitations from filing a lawsuit, a 26-month window to do so, regardless of their age.


Blumenthal calls on DOJ to investigate privately managed military housing

Blumenthal went inside three privately managed military homes near the Naval Submarine Base Wednesday to see firsthand the health and safety issues that military families in Groton, and across the country, have been confronting.


Police seek information about Colchester man missing for nearly 30 years

As the 30-year anniversary of his disappearance approaches, state police are seeking information about a Colchester man who was 24 when he vanished from his parents’ Forest Street home.


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