Two recent Coast Guard Academy graduates talk life in the fleet

Deck crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Juniper return the Bartlett Reef lighted buoy to its position in Long Island Sound during aids to navigation maintenance Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

"They come relatively prepared from the academy. The very technical aspect of being underway, being on a buoy tender, we will teach them,” said Greg Batchelder commanding officer of the Coast Guard cutter Juniper, which has two recent Coast...

Event to honor Korean War vets on Aug. 22

The Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal will be presented to vets who served in Korea from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953, or who participated in UN peace keeping operations until the end of 1955.

Free admission Saturday to Ocean Beach for vets, military members and their families

The City of New London, Ocean Beach Park and the New London Veterans Affairs Advisory committee are hosting the first Veteran Appreciation Day on Aug. 18 at Ocean Beach Park.

Coast Guard Academy Class of 2022 nearing the end of Swab Summer

U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2022 swab Sophia Furigay heaves herself over the wall on the obstacle course Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, as swabs face their Sea Trials, a series of physical, team-building challenges that marks the end of their seven-week Swab Summer indoctrination. The Zulu One and Zulu Two companies of swabs will embark on the Coast Guard training barque Eagle this weekend. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The swabs were tested on basic Coast Guard and academy history and information, and were graded on their performance as they went through various exercises that tested their physical and mental prowess.

Groton-based National Guard unit deploying in support of operations in Kuwait and Afghanistan

The unit is responsible for providing combat-level helicopter maintenance.

LOCAL NEWS

Study: Most seniors aren't talking about their driving ability

About 83 percent of older drivers say they’ve never spoken with a family member or physician about whether they should continue driving, a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study found.

Eagle open for tours in New London

The Coast Guard barque Eagle is scheduled to host free public tours this weekend at City Pier in New London.

Preston Summer Fest to be held Monday

The Parks and Recreation Department will hold a Summer Fest Monday at Preston Community Park, 13 Route 117.

Abuse victims find furry, four-legged comfort at Safe Futures

Madison, a client at Safe Futures in New London, gives and receives attention from Luna, the shelter's therapy dog, on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Safe Futures provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and has just received a grant to expand its shelter pets program, where domestic abuse victims can bring their pets along with them. Safe Futures is the only pet-friendly shelter in the state of Connecticut.   (Tim Cook/The Day)

Safe Futures, the New London-based organization that provides services to victims of domestic violence in southeastern Connecticut, is leading the way in Connecticut with its therapy dog and with accommodating clients who don't want to leave their...

COLUMNS

Ethics questions hang over RCDA

A former vice president has been working as the agency's paid lawyer, defending it against a...

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Police investigating Norwich fire believed to be intentional

Police are conducting a criminal investigation into a fire at 20 Stanley Place on Wednesday afternoon that they believe was intentional.

Police: Woman's body found floating in river in New London

Emergency personnel lift a raft from the water on City Pier in New London on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, after recovering a woman's body. (Lindsay Boyle/The Day)

Emergency personnel found the body of a woman in her mid- to late 50s floating in the water underneath City Pier on Wednesday morning, police said.

Police: Niantic man charged with DUI after hitting cruiser on I-95

The man told police he had consumed three beers a few minutes before he drove through a set of flares a state trooper had arranged around a broken-down vehicle on the left side of I-95 northbound and hit the cruiser from behind.

STATE/NORTHEAST

PawSox AAA team leaving RI for Worcester

Worcester, Massachusetts, officials who've spent more than a year trying to lure the Pawtucket Red Sox to their city say they're planning a "major announcement."

Analysis: The top 10 governor's races of 2018 heavily favor Democrats

Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Racine, Wisconsin, on Nov. 10, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.

Many of the governors in these states will have strong influence over the legislative districts drawn when new Census data arrives in 2020.

NATION/WORLD

Can Twitter change its 'core' and remain Twitter?

After long resisting change, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to revamp the "core" of the service to fight rampant abuse and misinformation, but will it work?