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Blumenthal, Courtney push back against Trump's threat to veto defense policy bill

The president said he would veto the bill if it doesn’t include a repeal of Section 230 of a 1996 federal law that protects internet companies from being held liable for material posted by their users.

New aide to Coast Guard Academy superintendent had hand in major drug busts

Coast Guard Lt. Taylor Tennyson on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, outside the Coast Guard Academy's Hamilton Hall in New London. The new aide for the Coast Guard Academy superintendent was delayed getting to his post because COVID-19 prevented the ship he was stationed on from returning to the United States.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The 2015 academy graduate, who recently began his job as the superintendent's aide, spent much of this year at sea on a Navy destroyer running drug cases in the Caribbean Sea and Eastern Pacific Ocean.

National Guard unit returns in time for Thanksgiving

Connecticut Army National Guard Sgt. Michael Taverney greets his son Camden, 1, and wife, Caitlyn Marsh, as the guard's 192nd Military Police Battalion returns from a nearly yearlong deployment Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at the guard's Army Aviation Support Facility in Windsor Locks.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

About 100 soldiers with the 192nd Military Police Battalion, headquartered in Niantic, returned home Tuesday night from a 10-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, though things are very different now due to the pandemic.

Courtney picked to negotiate final version of defense policy bill

The appointment puts him in a key position to advocate for programs that benefit Connecticut’s defense industry.

Mystic based nonprofit awarded $200,000 to support veterans in 2020

Since 2008, the volunteer-run Work Vessels for Vets has awarded more than $3.2 million in equipment to 2,200 veteran-entrepreneurs across America.

LOCAL NEWS

Make a Difference: Mother's Retreat

Mother's Retreat, a Groton-based treatment program, is seeking donations to help a 23-year-old woman go on job interviews, as well as items for her daughter and gift cards for the family.

NFA News: Of scholars, feasts and recruitment

Direct of Student Affairs John Iovino and Director of Guidance Jessica Vocatura meet live with eighth graders recently to talk about what they can expect next year when attending Norwich Free Academy.  (photo submitted)

Some of the latest news from Norwich Free Academy.

Back in Time: The salvage of HMS Resolute

A watercolor painting of the HMS Resolute frozen in the ice off of Melville Island, attributed to a mariner aboard Resolute, is in the collection of the New London County Historical Society. (photo courtesy of NLCHS)

Originally named the Ptarmigan, Resolute was outfitted for arctic exploration and joined the nine-ship flotilla tasked with finding the Terror and Erebus.

Your Turn: Finding a way to fight off insulin dependence

I could take the path that too many Americans take: their diabetes progresses to the point where their blood sugar is out of control, and they must start taking insulin. Or, I could improve my diet and exercise.

COLUMNS

A religious commune's ship lands at Mystic Seaport

The 150-foot Peacemaker, operated by the international commune Twelve Tribes, might spend the...

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Police: Groton man charged after firing gun in residence

A Groton man is facing charges after he allegedly discharged a firearm early Tuesday in a residence, Groton Town police say.

Police logs - Dec. 2, 2020

Arrests by state and local police across the region.

Statue of female veteran struck down in Sprague; driver charged

Police say the Vernon man plowed through a stone wall and bench and struck the bronze monument, which depicts a uniformed woman clutching a flag and kneeling before a statue honoring fallen service members.

STATE/NORTHEAST

Commission: Black trooper victim of racial discrimination

A Black state trooper who worked on the security detail of former Gov. Deval Patrick was the victim of racial discrimination when he was removed from the team in 2013, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination has ruled

Lamont administration: Connecticut is first in U.S. to close digital divide for K-12 students

Every public school student in Connecticut now has a laptop and access to high-speed internet so they can log in to school remotely during the pandemic, courtesy of $68 million in federal and philanthropic funding.