High gas prices not expected to hurt summer tourism

Meanwhile Southeastern Connecticut’s major attractions are touting new exhibits and attractions, including the Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods, Mystic Seaprt Museum and Mystic Aquarium.

Holiday closings

Monday is Memorial Day, a state and federal holiday.

Memorial Day candlelight vigil held in Niantic

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 128 of Niantic, from left, Maggi Prokop, Barbara McCarthy, Dawn Shea, and Rose Barry light their candles before marching forward to place the memorial wreaths during the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil Sunday, May 27, 2018 on the Niantic Liberty Green. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Members of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 128 of Niantic light their candles before marching forward to place the memorial wreaths during the East Lyme Memorial Day Candlelight Vigil on Sunday.

Coast Guard looking for missing kayakers off Groton

The Coast Guard began searching for a man and woman who were reported overdue early Sunday night after going kayaking off Avery Point early in the morning.

Pedestrian on I-95 hit by truck Saturday morning in Old Lyme

A pedestrian was hit by a box truck while on Interstate 95 early Saturday morning and transported to the hospital with a serious injury.

Juvenile on bike hit by a car Friday in New London

A juvenile on a bicycle was hit by a car Friday afternoon, but did not sustain any life-threatening injuries. The accident investigation remains active.

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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Vietnam veteran from Groton to be remembered at D.C. ceremony

Larry S. Miles of Groton, a radioman with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, during the Vietnam War. He will be honored during the annual In Memory program ceremony next month in Washington, D.C. (Submitted photo)

An article from The Day’s archives describes how Larry S. Miles, of Groton, a radioman with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, at one point during the Vietnam War helped to “eliminate” 10 North Vietnamese Army soldiers.

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.

STATE/NORTHEAST

A handful of state parks remain closed for holiday weekend

It's down to a handful of Connecticut's 110 state parks that will remain closed to the public following a recent major storm, packing two confirmed tornadoes, hit the state

Missing man found dead in North Haven

Police say the body of a missing Connecticut man has been found in North Haven

George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine

In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, former president George H.W. Bush arrives for an NFL football game between the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts in Houston. A spokesman for the former president says the 93-year-old has been hospitalized for low blood pressure and fatigue. Spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted just after 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018, that Bush will likely remain in the hospital for a few days. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the 93-year-old has been hospitalized for low blood pressure and fatigue.

NATION/WORLD

Police: Woman held captive slips note to veterinary employee

Florida authorities say a woman who was beaten and held captive for two days at gunpoint by her boyfriend escaped when she convinced him bring their dog to an animal hospital _ and then slipped a note to a staff member