Effort underway to restore Gov. Buckingham home in Norwich

The Norwich Historical Society led the effort to obtain $118,000 in Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credit contributions to replace the leaking roof on the 1847 home of Civil War era Gov. William A. Buckingham.

Norwich promotes one firefighter to lieutenant, adds new member

Matthew Manke, 9, struggles to pin the new lieutenant’s badge on his father, Jacob Manke, while the boy’s sister, Leah, 13, looks on during Manke’s promotion ceremony Friday, May 25, 2018, at Norwich Fire Department. (Claire Bessette/The Day)

Jacob Manke, 41, an 11-year veteran, was promoted to lieutenant to head the training and safety department, and new firefighter Joseph Muscarella, 22, was welcomed to the city’s paid fire department.

Community Concierge program acts as '21st-century Welcome Wagon'

Amber Scheetz, center left, of Groton and Coral Crandall, center right, of Norwich share a laugh while making sushi during a class at the Pink Basil in the Olde Mistick Village in Mystic on Thursday, May 17, 2018.  The class was hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut, part of its Community Concierge program. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

In the 10 months since launching the Community Concierge program, the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut has hosted more than a dozen events aimed at connecting newcomers with the area.

Police: Man with multiple active arrest warrants charged with breaking window

A 38-year-old city man has been charged with breach of peace and criminal mischief for allegedly breaking a window at 25 Tilley St.

Police arrest man who barricaded himself in Groton home

Police take up positions on Mitchell Street in Groton City outside a house where a man was barricaded Friday, May 25, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Police safely apprehended a man who barricaded himself inside his 17 Fleming Court home Friday morning, prompting a large emergency response and a shelter in place alert for neighbors.

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Norwich man accused of assaulting woman with hammer

Police on Thursday arrested a Norwich man who allegedly struck a woman in the head with a hammer.

Memorial Day parades to bring road closures to Mystic, Noank, Ledyard

Several road closures and traffic congestion alerts will be in effect Sunday and Monday due to Memorial Day parades.

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U.S. House pushes forward with plans to build three attack submarines some years

Two hull sections of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS South Dakota (SSN 790) are seen May 11, 2016, on the waterfront at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton.  The U.S. House is moving forward with plans to build three attack submarines, as opposed to two, in the years 2022 and 2023 by including an extra $1 billion in its version of next year's defense policy bill to buy materials that would be needed in advance to build those submarines. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The House included an extra $1 billion in its version of next year's defense policy bill to buy materials that would be needed in advance to build three submarines in the years 2022 and 2023.

Pence to graduating cadets: Coast Guard is entering historic period of investment

Ensigns toss their hats into the air during the 137th Commencement Exercises of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Vice President Mike Pence told the Coast Guard Academy's Class of 2018 on Wednesday that they are entering the Coast Guard at a time of "historic investment" in the military.

Largest group of African-Americans graduate from Coast Guard Academy

Adm. Paul Zukunft, right, commandant of the Coast Guard, addresses the 18 African-American, newly minted Coast Guard ensigns in the Coast Guard Academy's Class of 2018. The men and women represent the largest group of African-Americans to graduate from the academy. After graduation was over, the cadets' mentors gave them lieutenant commander shoulder boards, a rank usually achieved after 10 years of service, to encourage them to become leaders in the Coast Guard.  (Julia Bergman/The Day)

The ensigns were given lieutenant commander shoulder boards, a rank usually achieved after 10 years of Coast Guard service, as a memento to encourage them to become leaders in the service.

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White House objects to three-subs-a-year plan

The hull of the Virginia-class attack submarine South Dakota (SSN 790) is seen under construction at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton on Nov. 17, 2016. The White House’s Office of Management and Budget on Friday objected to a provision in a massive defense bill approved Thursday by the House that would press the Navy to procure two additional Virginia-class subs in 2022 and 2023. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The White House’s Office of Management and Budget has objected to a provision in a massive defense bill approved by the House that would press the Navy to procure two additional Virginia-class subs in 2022 and 2023.

Another $5K reward offered for info on Rhode Island church fire

Federal officials have announced another $5,000 reward for information about a fire that damaged a Rhode Island church in December

2 hurt as Westerly quarry blasting sends granite flying into truck

A planned explosion at a quarry in a Rhode Island town sent granite flying into a nearby truck, injuring two town employees