Local Fleet Reserve Association to meet Feb. 21

Branch and Unit 20 of the local Fleet Reserve Association, located at 242 Thames St., will hold their regular monthly meetings on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m.

As military suicides climb, silence could be fatal

With the suicide rate among active-duty military personnel at a record high, a suicide prevention coordinator with the VA in Connecticut is calling attention to the fact that asking about thoughts of suicide doesn't increase risk.

Family wants state to change how it handles veterans’ pension benefits

Herbert Schacht, left, and his wife, Emily, ran the Waterford Country School for more than 40 years and raised seven children on the school grounds. Before Schacht died Aug. 10, 2017, his family found out that Connecticut counts pension money as part of a veteran's income. That increased his income threshold and made him ineligible for other benefits like the Medicaid waiver program. (Courtesy of the Schacht family)

A World War II vet risked losing state aid because of a VA benefit, and his family wants to make sure that doesn’t happen to anyone else.

Local Fleet Reserve Association to serve breakfast Feb. 16

Breakfast will be served at the branch on the first and third Saturdays of every month through May.

Mentor known for work with Tom Brady, Michael Phelps speaks to Coast Guard cadets

Performance consultant Greg Harden gives a talk and answers questions Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, for coaches, staff, faculty and cadets at the Officers Club on the Coast Guard Academy campus. Women's lacrosse assistant coach Kayla Schroeher, front left, and head coach Mary Heneberry, front right, Women's volleyball head coach Mike Bynon, rear left, and Men's basketball head coach Kevin Jaskiewicz, rear right, listen in the background. Thursday evening, Harden addressed the Corps of Cadets at Leamy Hall as part of the academy's Leadership Lecture Series.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

“The mission is to teach people how to become the world’s greatest expert on one subject: themselves," Greg Harden, executive associate athletic director at the University of Michigan, said.

LOCAL NEWS

East Lyme celebrates opening of new brewery

Bartender Jesse Baldwin talks with customers at Noble Jay Brewing Company on Sunday, February 17, 2019 in East Lyme.  The popular brewery opened at 11 Freedom Way last August. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Noble Jay Brewing Co. is one of two breweries to open in town over the past six months.

Bill would allow police to get mental help without repercussions

State Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, has introduced a bill that she said would enable police officers to get the mental help they need without negative consequences.

Hiking the Gungywamp

Al Brown, with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, leads a hike through Gungywamp on Sunday, February 17, 2019 in Groton.  The hundreds of acres of woodland that feature mysterious stone structures. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Al Brown of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center leads a hike through Gungywamp on Sunday in Groton.

Hearing Tuesday on zone change for Mystic River Boathouse Park site

The application by the town would give it more flexibility in designing the boathouse planned for the Route 27 property.

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Who will save the Mother Bailey House?

The City of Groton will be seeking a committed owner willing to restore and preserve the historic...

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Police logs – Feb. 17, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Police logs - Feb. 16, 2019

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

New London firefighter charged with DUI in Groton

City police have arrested a New London firefighter on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving an unregistered motor vehicle, according to the police report.