Coast Guard Academy medical staff bring bacterial outbreak under control

The United States Coast Guard Academy in New London on May 17, 2016, from the air.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The summer is usually a busy time for the clinic with hundreds of new cadets arriving on campus to start their military training. But two weeks ago, that was amplified when a bacterial infection began to spread among cadets.

Coast Guard Academy professors help in battle against drugs

Commander Joseph Brown, associate professor of chemistry at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, demonstrates the use of a Smiths Detection Ionscan during an interview in one of the academy´s labs on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. The Coast Guard uses ion scan devices to detect trace amounts of drugs on vessels suspected of smuggling drugs into the U.S. (Peter Huoppi/The Day)

Three defendants in a recent drug trafficking case were convicted for their roles in an international drug smuggling operation involving at least 500 kilograms of cocaine, worth about $18 million.

More than 30 Coast Guard Academy cadets recovering from bacterial infection

The United States Coast Guard Academy on April 25, 2014, in New London.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Thirty members of the incoming Class of 2023 at the Coast Guard Academy, and four cadets who are overseeing their summer training, are recovering from a bacterial infection.

After war, combat photographer turns lens on nation's veterans

Photographer Stacy Pearsall, left, adjusts the pose of WWII Army Veteran Ben Cooper, of West Hartford, before she takes his portrait during a stop of the Veteran's Photo Project at the Submarine Force Library and Museum on Monday, August 12, 2019, in Groton.  Pearsall, a decorated military photojournalist, has captured over 7,500 veterans' portraits in over 90 cities since she started the project in 2008.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Since medically retiring from the Air Force 11 years ago, combat photographer Stacy Pearsall has photographed about 7,500 military personnel - mainly veterans.

Local Fleet Reserve Association to meet on Aug. 15

Groton — Branch and Unit 20 of the local Fleet Reserve Association will hold their regular monthly meetings at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at the branch home, 242 Thames St. Unit 20 will meet in the Club area, and Branch 20 will meet on the...

LOCAL NEWS

Local schools announce free, reduced-price lunch policies

Several local school districts have announced their free and reduced-price lunch policies for the upcoming academic year.

Mystic residents with sump pumps connected to sewer line could face fines

The Stonington Water Pollution Control Authority has told home and business owners that they must disconnect their sump pumps from the Mystic sewer system by Sept. 30 or face fines of up to $100 a day.

Auditor urges greater oversight of Montville WPCA

An auditor recently recommended tougher oversight at the WPCA, including policies guarding against fraud and clearer expense reports.

Friends of Fort Griswold to hold remembrance of the Battle of Groton Heights

The Nutmeg Volunteer Junior Ancient Fife and Drum Corps enter the fort during the presentation of colors during the commemoration and memorial ceremony Sept. 3, 2017, of the Battle of Groton Heights at Fort Griswold on Sept. 6, 1781. 165 American Militia attempted to defend the fort against 800 British forces under the command of Benedict Arnold. The Friends of Fort Griswold again will be hosting the annual ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The Friends of Fort Griswold will hold a candlelight ceremony commemorating the 1781 Battle of Groton Heights at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Fort Griswold.

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Democrats should make Scott Bates talk

You would think the former chairman of the Connecticut Port Authority would want to come forward to...

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