Lawmakers, Coast Guard head meet about academy concerns

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, May 17, 2016.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

"I think there's increasing, not decreasing, concern about what has been happening at the academy," U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said.

Osten to seek veterans status for cadet nurses during 2019 legislative session

The bill also seeks to make June 15 "Cadet Nurse Corps Day" in Connecticut in order to recognize and honor the service of Connecticut's cadet nurses.

'Light' 2018 ice season breaks three-year 'extreme' streak

Just over 200 icebergs drifted into North Atlantic shipping lanes in 2018, considered a "light" ice season, breaking a streak of three "extreme" ice seasons.

Norwich to host Wreaths Across America ceremony

Norwich — The American Legion Post 104 will conduct a Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Sacred Heart Cemetery on Dec. 15, promptly at noon. Seven ceremonial wreaths will be placed on memorials in remembrance of service members...

Local Fleet Reserve Association announces December events

Groton — Branch and Unit 20 of the local Fleet Reserve Association will serve their monthly breakfast on Dec. 15 from 8 to 11 a.m. at 242 Thames St. This breakfast boasts an extensive menu for $6. Volunteers to help with...

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MGM: New poll finds overwhelming support for open bidding on casino

Survey signals that the state's third-casino debate may be far from over.

World War II hero honored by Westerly DAR chapter

Left to right: Jacqueline Smith, RI DAR State Regent; Lisa Daley, RI DAR State Vice-Regent; Judith Vars, Chapter Regent, Phebe Greene Ward, Westerly; Erna Schoen Bentley, “Women in American History Medal” recipient; Olivia Head, great-granddaughter and Second Vice-President, RI State Society Children of the American Revolution; and Anne Turner Dillon, President General, National Daughters of the American Revolution.

Erna Schoen Bentley of Norwich served as a cryptography specialist in World War II.

New London school board elects former Superintendent Rivera as president

In this November 2014 file photo, Manuel J. Rivera chuckles as he remarks about moving home to New London after the New London Board of Education voted unanimously for Rivera's appointed as the new Superintendent of New London Public Schools. (Tim Cook/The Day)

The Board of Education elected former school Superintendent Manuel “Manny” Rivera as its new president on Thursday.

Snowboating in Groton

Employees with Spicer's Marina in Groton work on winterizing the marina as a light snow falls on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Employees with Spicer's Marina in Groton were working on winterizing the marina as a light snow fell Thursday.

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Attorney general investigation of Connecticut Landmarks is finished

The office of Attorney General George Jepsen has been investigating how Connecticut Landmarks has...

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Sandy Hook school receives threat on shooting anniversary

Students at Sandy Hook Elementary School have been sent home for the day after a bomb threat forced an evacuation of the new building on the sixth anniversary of the massacre that killed 20 first-graders and six educators

Community makes compassion the theme of Sandy Hook anniversary

Dozens of volunteers will accept donations of winter clothes, food, toys and other supplies for the needy during the anniversary of the Sandy Hook mass murder.