Graduating cadets' leadership led to changes big and small

Cadets first class, from left, Colin Fenster, Anita Green, and Kelli Franza, pose for a photo before the join their classmates in the corps of cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in a regimental review Sunday, May 19, 2019.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

As Anita Green, Colin Fenster and Kelli Franza prepare to graduate from the Coast Guard Academy this week, they reflect on their time leading the corps of cadets over the past semester.

50 years later, Connecticut veteran recounts one of Vietnam War's most notorious episodes

Art Wiknik Jr. in March 1970, a few days before leaving Vietnam during the Vietnam War. (Courtesy of Art Wiknik Jr.)

During a 10-day span in May 1969, American troops were engaged in a deadly battle against a deeply entrenched enemy to take control of a 3,000-foot-tall hill in South Vietnam near the Laotian border.

Rendezvous with history: WWII planes flying to Normandy

World War II-era T-6 Texan trainer aircraft escort the vintage C-47 aircraft

The aircraft are departing Connecticut to take part in Daks over Normandy, a flyover of more than 30 international aircraft, which will drop 250 paratroopers in authentic Allied uniforms over the original 1944 drop zones.

Injured Electric Boat employee credits coworker with saving her life

An Electric Boat employee, injured in a fall last week and released from the hospital Wednesday, said, through her lawyer, that a coworker is the only reason she's alive.

House committee's defense plan includes money for submarine buildup

But the defense plan has to get through gridlock in Congress over federal spending, and raising budget caps, in the next two years.

LOCAL NEWS

Proposed $10 million in bonding only for Smiler's Wharf

A pending bill that would provide up to $10 million in grant money to the Town of Stonington for infrastructure and other improvements would be solely used for the proposed Smiler’s Wharf project in downtown Mystic and not for other town...

Lyme-Old Lyme students recognized by Shoreline Arts Alliance

The Guilford-based Shoreline Arts Alliance recently recognized several winners in its annual Scholarships in the Arts program.

Let's Go: Creative photography talk in Old Lyme June 3

George Fellner will give a talk titled “Pictures at an Exhibition: A Mindset for Creative Photography” on June 3 at the CT Valley Camera Club, Lymes’ Senior Center in Old Lyme. (Photo submitted)

George Fellner, whose work has appeared in numerous magazines, will give a talk titled “Pictures at an Exhibition: A Mindset for Creative Photography.”

Norwich youth football field to get improvements, much-needed rest

Norwich Youth Football teams will have to play elsewhere for a year while irrigation and sprinkler system improvements are made.

COLUMNS

Two Stoningtons: One rich and protected, the other going to the highest bidder

Stonington Borough, which has its own Planning and Zoning Commission, with strict rules, protects...

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Police: Norwich man intentionally crashed into ex-girlfriend's car

Police have charged a Norwich man with intentionally crashing into a car driven by his ex-girlfriend on the evening of April 28.

Montville woman charged in alleged armed robbery

Police charged Montville woman with robbery and other charges in connection with an alleged armed robbery Feb. 12 in the Stop & Shop supermarket parking lot.

I-395 bridge project expected to cause 'heavy delays' in Waterford

A 10-day bridge project on Interstate 395 north is expected to cause heavy delays in town starting next week, police said.

STATE/NORTHEAST

Connecticut considers restrictions on police chases

This still image from police dash camera video released Friday, May 3, 2019, by the Hartford State's Attorney shows Police Officer Layau Eulizier pointing his weapon at a car being driven at him by Anthony Jose Vega Cruz during an attempted traffic stop April 20 in Wethersfield, Conn. Eulizier shot through the windshield, striking Vega Cruz, of Wethersfield, who died two days later at a hospital. (Hartford State's Attorney via AP)

Connecticut officials are considering restricting when police statewide can chase motor vehicles in response to what appears to be an increase in dangerous pursuits

Woman who had hot wax dropped in her eye settles suit for $400,000

A Connecticut woman who got hot wax dropped in her eye at beauty spa has settled a lawsuit against the now-closed business for $400,000