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From turbines to homes, wind power is coming to Connecticut

Workers on the jack-up construction vessels Brave Tern and L/B Caitlin prepare to install the final blade on the the fourth of the five power generating wind turbines as part of the Deepwater Wind project three miles south of Block Island on Aug. 15, 2016. The Block Island Wind Farm developer says by late 2023, electricity will make its way to Connecticut from up to 25 wind turbines of a new project in federal waters about a dozen miles southwest of Martha's Vineyard. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Deepwater Wind says electricity will make its way to Connecticut from a wind farm near Martha's Vineyard. But permitting and construction likely will take about five years.

Malone celebrates 25 years of sobriety, helping others

Jack Malone, executive director of Lebanon Pines in Lebanon, Conn., a 110-bed, long-term facility for men with alcohol and drug addiction, and executive director of the Southeastern Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, poses for a photo at the Lebanon Pines facility Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (Tim Martin/The Day)

On Monday, Jack Malone is planning to go to his regular Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, where he expects to receive a medallion and eat cake — "Even if I have to buy the cake myself" — to celebrate his quarter-century of sobriety.

Gun range opponents taking a stand

From left, members of the Friends of Pachaug Forest Inc. Tom Gaudreau, President Ryan Snide, Vice President Bob Panko, secretary Susan Lane, Alan Cornelius, public information director Bobbi Cornelius and director of logistics Jesse Gay, stand on the edge of the Button Farm property located off Lee Road in the center of the Pachaug Forest in Griswold on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.  The group is not happy that Gov. Dannel Malloy and the state police want a gun range built on the farm property.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Groups with names like Keep Voluntown Quiet have made clear they want no part of the potential noise and environmental hazards that a state police training facility could bring, following the lead of groups in Willington and East Windsor that...

New London festival celebrates Basque culture

The Gauden Bat dance group from Chino, Calif., performs during the Basque Fest on Parade Plaza in New London Saturday, June 23, 2018.  The festival was hosted by the New England Basque Club.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The New England Basque Club held Basque Fest New London, its largest event to date, at Parade Plaza on Saturday.

Courtney among Congress members to tour ICE detention center in Texas

On Saturday, Congressman Joe Courtney toured the McAllen Border Patrol Station and Port Isabel ICE Detention Center in Texas with 23 other Democratic members of Congress.

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Muncipal meetings for the week beginning Sunday, June 24, 2018.

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State's election is about Trump, not Malloy

Malloy is not on the ballot but Donald Trump is in the White House, and Connecticut Republicans...

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Malloy offers Connecticut's assistance with reuniting immigrant families

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addresses the House and the Senate as the legislative session ends at the State Capitol, Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

In a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar, the governor pressed federal authorities to work quickly to reunite the families that had been separated under the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy.

State Troubadour to sing the praises of Connecticut

Middletown professional soul and pop singer Nekita Waller is named to honorary State Troubadour position