At 92, retired engineer recalls his role in Apollo 11 mission

Cal Beggs, former engineer and program manager for Hamilton Standard, shows off his signed photo of Buzz Aldrin on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at a community room in the StoneRidge senior living community.  Beggs worked on a team that designed the Apollo backpack, a portable life-support system that the astronauts wore outside the spaceship. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Cal Beggs, a resident of StoneRidge in Mystic, led team that developed the backpack worn by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin when they walked on moon.

Mystic 'Rocket Man' builds Saturn V replica to mark moon anniversary

Jon Sproul stands Tuesday, July 16, 2019, with the model he made of the Saturn V rocket that landed on the moon, at his home in Mystic. He designed and built the scale model, which stands 11 feet tall, out of household items, from bowling pins to pipes, in honor of the landing's 50th anniversary.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Jon Sproul, fascinated by rockets since childhood, built an 11-foot scale model to honor 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Prominent Norwich property owners challenge tax assessments in court

Two dozen owners of prominent businesses and apartment complexes are suing the city in court to challenge property assessments.


Groton, New London leaders provide economic development updates

Subjects included zoning updates, housing developments in the works, microtransit efforts and more.


Groton zoning panel completes major rewrite of rules, cuts Old Mystic change

The Zoning Commission approved its major rewrite of the town's zoning regulations and map on Wednesday, with some changes to the original proposal, including removing a Mixed-Use Village Center in Old Mystic.


Connecticut Port Authority places director on paid leave, reason undisclosed

The Connecticut Port Authority has placed its executive director, Evan Matthews, on administrative leave for undisclosed reasons, officials confirmed Thursday.


Police chief: New London involvement in ICE chase was 'fluke'

Police Chief Peter Reichard said officers were acting within longstanding department policy when they helped Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents capture a Brazilian national who was running through the city.


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