Veterans groups urge lawmakers not to slash state VA's budget

The state VA's budget was to be slashed by $1 million for the new fiscal year starting July 1. Over the past decade, the department's budget has been cut by more than 35 percent.

Blumenthal, Murphy, Larson announce $1.4 million for ADA upgrades, other updates to Connecticut Veterans Home

"These federal dollars will modernize and update the Connecticut Veterans Home in Rocky Hill for the veterans living there," the lawmakers said.

Yale clinic, Maine legal group unveil new online tool for veterans seeking to upgrade discharge status

Pine Tree Legal Assistance and the Yale Law School Veterans Legal Services Clinic are announcing a new online legal resource for veterans nationwide seeking to upgrade their discharge status from the military.

Coast Guard Research and Development Center teams up with Air Force Lab

Commanding officers from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory have signed a joint memorandum of understanding that allows greater opportunity for the agencies to work together on projects of mutual...

UConn professor finds new way to test submarine parts for vibration

A University of Connecticut professor and his graduate students have found a way to test submarine parts for vibrations sooner in the design process.

LOCAL NEWS

Montville schools to implement more mandated reporter training

David and Donna Swinburne, parents of a Montville Public Schools student, were upset with the Board of Education during a meeting of the in the auditorium of Montville High School on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Donna wipes tears from her face. (Tim Martin/The Day)

Less than a week after three top administrators were placed on paid leave, Acting Superintendent Laurie Pallin on Tuesday said she has called for added mandated reporter training for all staff and administrators.

Montville High administrator Orbe responds to allegations

Montville High School interim Assistant Principal Phil Orbe responded to allegations "involving an incident with a student" that placed him on paid leave on Monday. Orbe said the incident, reported Monday, occurred "three to five weeks ago" and...

Groton Town Council approves 2.75 percent tax rate increase

The Town Council on Tuesday approved a tentative tax rate of 24.28 mills to fund the budget for the coming fiscal year, a mill rate increase of 2.75 percent.

New London poised to vote on new school superintendent

East Hartford Assistant Superintendent Cynthia E. Ritchie is expected to be named the new superintendent of schools this week.

COLUMNS

The rest of Trump's Cabinet makes Linda McMahon look good

The former wrestling mogul, circling the country preaching her small business sermon, has remained...

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Mashantucket tribal official facing drunken-driving charges in California

Police in Santa Monica, Calif., have charged the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe’s chief of staff with drunken driving in a crash with a train last week that left his two teenage sons injured, one critically.

Wind-driven fire spread quickly through Baltic Mill

Firefighters doused the Baltic Mill again on Tuesday, one day after a massive, wind-driven fire burned the structure and 11 nearby acres.

Three New London businesses burglarized

New London Police responded to burglaries at three New London businesses on April 15, according to Capt. Brian Wright.

STATE/NORTHEAST

City asks judge to end lawsuit over fatal school stabbing

Lawyers for a Connecticut city where a teenage girl was stabbed to death at her high school are asking a state judge to end a wrongful death lawsuit by the student's mother

Police catch up with man wanted in ear-biting incident

A Connecticut man police say was wanted for biting off another person's earlobe and swallowing it during a drunken brawl in 2013 has been arrested again for what officials describe as another alcohol-fueled fight