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Coast Guard Eagle to open for tours in New London this weekend

Crew on the United States Coast Guard barque Eagle bend-on sail May 4, 2017, while docked at City Pier in New London.  Eagle will be at City Pier again this weekend and open for free public tours.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

After making stops in the Azores, Iceland and Bermuda, the Eagle will be at City Pier in New London this weekend.

Coast Guard Academy: Master chief permanently relieved of duties, investigation finds no evidence of sexual misconduct

Master Chief Brett VerHulst had been reassigned to the Research and Development Center as the Coast Guard investigated "alleged inappropriate conduct."

Submarine Rickover rollout

The Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) is rolled out to the graving dock Friday, July 23, 2021, on the waterfront at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover is rolled out to the waterfront at Electric Boat on Friday.

Naval Submarine Base adjusts to rising coronavirus infection rates in state

The sub base had been in HPCON Alpha, indicating limited community transmission, since June 10 but is transitioning to HPCON Bravo effective immediately.

National Guard officer candidates push through amid challenging conditions

Army National Guard Officer candidate David Perlis of California is dragged by Ninad Shah of New York, as they work through a technical combat casualty care drill Wednesday, July 14, 2021, during field medical training exercises of phase one of Officer Candidate School at Stones Ranch Military Reservation in East Lyme. Officer candidates representing nine states are participating in the two-week program that is designed to test leadership abilities and proficiency on basic soldier skills such as land navigation, general military knowledge and squad and platoon tactics.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Of this year's 117 candidates, 16 are from Connecticut.

LOCAL NEWS

Old Lyme Dems tap school board member for first selectman

Martha H. Shoemaker said she is running with Jim Lampos, the Democratic selectman candidate, to bring "a breath of fresh air" to local government.

Mystic Seaport increases minimum wage rate

Mystic Seaport Museum will pay all regular and part-time staff a minimum wage of $15 an hour beginning July 31, 2021 — two years ahead of a state mandate. Additionally, any current full- or part-time staff members who earn between $15...

Ledyard Town Council vacancy filled on second try

Council is back at full strength again, after the panel Wednesday night approved the nomination of Hilary Evans to fill a vacancy.

Your next treasure could be right in your pocket

Larry Erhart, vice president of the Pawcatuck Valley Coin Club, with bank notes from Southeastern Connecticut.
(Jan Tormay/For the Times)

The change in your pocket, purse or home jars could be worth much more than the sum of its contents at face value, a fact that residents can put to the test on Sunday during a coin show in Norwich.

COLUMNS

My Whaling City car dealership won't honor free tires promotion

A longtime customer of the Ford/Mazda dealership in New London says the new owners won't honor his...

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8 people displaced, 3 cats killed in Norwich fire

Eight people were displaced from their homes and three cats were killed when a two-family home caught fire Monday night in Norwich.

Police: 3-year-old Gales Ferry boy accidentally shot in hand

A 3-year-old boy was taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital on Tuesday for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening after being accidentally shot in the hand, police said.

Bozrah man charged in March assault in Norwich

Police said Joshua X. Richardson was involved in a domestic dispute that escalated into a physical confrontation on March 15 in which the victim allegedly suffered a minor laceration with a knife

STATE/NORTHEAST

Baker announces $17.3M in grants to repair dams, seawalls

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced more than $17.3 million in grants Wednesday aimed at helping repair failing dams, coastal infrastructure, and levees across the state

Rhode Island recommending universal mask wearing in schools

Top state leaders in Rhode Island are recommending that all students, staff and faculty wear face coverings when school starts in Rhode Island this fall, regardless of vaccination status

NATION/WORLD

US economy accelerated at a solid 6.5% rate last quarter

Fueled by vaccinations and government aid, the U.S. economy grew at a solid 6.5% annual rate last quarter in the clearest sign to date that the nation has achieved a sustained recovery from the pandemic recession

Tsunami warning issued for parts of Alaska after 8.2 quake

A tsunami warning was issued for parts of Alaska after a large earthquake struck the peninsula