Coast Guard Academy looking for cadet sponsors

During cadets' first year at the Coast Guard Academy, they will experience a drastic transition from a civilian to a military way of life. Some cadets adjust well, while others have a more difficult time.  The Sponsor Program provides cadets...

Coast Guard Academy cadet receives Fulbright to study energy engineering

New London — Coast Guard Academy First-class cadet Erin Wright has been awarded a 2018-19 Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Master of Philosophy degree in energy engineering at Newcastle University in the United...

Submarine officer basic course graduation held

Groton — Thirty-seven members of "Class 18030" graduated April 13 from the Submarine Officer Basic Course. Retired Navy Vice Adm. Albert H. Konetzni, Jr., was guest speaker. Ensign Alec Morgan received the L.Y. Spear Award and...

USS Tautog class joins the fleet

Groton — Fifty-eight sailors of "Class 18200," USS Tautog, graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School on April 13 Seaman Apprentice Sterling Bubolz was both class honor graduate with a 95.50 GPA, and recipient of the Submarine...

Local Fleet Reserve Association changes date of highway cleanup to April 28

Groton — Due to a conflict of events, the date for Branch 20's Adopt-a-Highway obligation of cleaning up along Gungywamp Road has been rescheduled to April 28.  Volunteers are needed and will meet at Cherry Circle and...

LOCAL NEWS

Mystic Fred Astaire studio’s dancers win big at Dancesport competition in Groton

Dance instructor Victoria Rivera of Groton and Jim LaCoursiere of Montville competed in the Dancing with Our Heroes gala during the 47th New England Dancesport Championship on March 10 at the Mystic Marriott. (photo courtesy of Jim LaCoursiere)

Fourteen regular students of the Mystic Fred Astaire studio were among the more than 300 dancers who participated in the regional competition, hosted by Fred Astaire Dance Studios at the Mystic Marriott in Groton.

ISAAC students recognized for ‘Community Faces’

ISAAC students Jasani Yard, Edgar Gonzalez, Prishtina Gashi, Ayanna Fernandez and Jose Rivera traveled to Hartford to accept the Angela R. Andersen Memorial Award at the state Capitol. They are shown here with social studies teacher Mike Kuczenski. (Photo submitted)

Hardworking sixth graders at the Interdistrict School for Arts and Communication were recognized earlier this month for the project they created surrounding immigrant stereotypes in the community.

Osten working to resolve third-casino snag

State Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, said Wednesday she's confident the East Windsor casino the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes have been authorized to build will come to fruition.

Norwich City Council asking for up to 5 percent cut to this year's budget total

For the second straight year, the City Council has asked City Manager John Salomone to present proposed cuts of up to 5 percent of this year's $123.79 million budget total that could be enacted for the coming year.

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Harbour Towers condo owners: Tagliatela actions "unethical and unscrupulous"

The homeowners Association for the Bank Street condominiums is suing the developer planning a...

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Delta plane with engine issue aborts takeoff at Rhode Island airport

A Delta Air Lines jetliner aborted takeoff at a Rhode Island airport due to engine trouble on the same day a woman was killed aboard a Southwest Airlines plane that blew an engine in midair

Man wins $1 million in Massachusetts lottery — again

A Massachusetts man won a $1 million prize in the state lottery for the second time this year