Submarine Vermont to be christened Saturday at Electric Boat

The ship's sponsor, Gloria Valdez, a retired Navy official, will christen the submarine by breaking a bottle of sparkling wine from the state of Vermont across its bow.

Relatives of Wahoo skipper gather to remember anniversary of sinking

Command Master Chief Raj Sodhi, right, takes a photo with Edwina Morton Thirsher, daughter of Commander Dudley Morton, at the start of a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the sinking of Morton's submarine, the USS Wahoo (SS-238) Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Morton Hall on the submarine base in Groton. Thirsher, eulogized her father during the ceremony.  The Wahoo was sunk by Japanese forces in the Sea of Japan on October 11, 1943 while on Morton's seventh war patrol.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Mush Morton and the Wahoo were responsible for sinking 19 cargo and transport ships for a combined total of 55,000 tons, making it the “highest scoring" sub in World War II.

Fifth annual 'Meet Your Navy' event to happen Monday in Groton

Various exhibits will include Navy diver equipment, Subase Fire Department, Navy communications and cryptologic equipment, knot tying station and drill team presentations.

New Coast Guard Academy lab to train cybersecurity officers

Technicians set up the new cyber lab in McAllister Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. Starting this year, the academy is offering a major in cybersecurity.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

This year, the academy started offering a new major in cyber systems.

October events for the Mystic VFW

Mystic — The Hugo A. Simonelli Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3263 monthly member meeting is Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. All members in good standing are encouraged to attend.  

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After 212 days in church, Pakistani couple heads home

Zahida Altaf reacts to stepping outside as she and her husband Malik Naveed bin Rehman, not pictured, exit sanctuary on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme.  The couple has been in sanctuary at the church since March 2018 and left Tuesday after ICE announced they are not opposing the couple's stay request. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Facing a deportation order, they took sanctuary in Old Lyme, but ICE is not opposing their pending request for a stay.

Norwich Public Utilities GM John Bilda to retire in 2019

Norwich Public Utilities General Manager John Bilda announced Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, he plans to retire in 2019 once a successor is chosen after a national search. (Provided by NPU)

Bilda, a Norwich native and resident, worked for NPU for 30 years, 13 as general manager, the last two amid major controversies.

House candidate files police report for threatening email

John Scott, the Republican candidate for the 40th District House seat, went to the Town of Groton Police Department on Monday.

Aresimowicz says he'll form Blue Ribbon Panel on Tourism

House Speaker to form advisory panel that would report directly to legislature.

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Trump dismisses Bloomberg's 2020 presidential chances

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends a

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he thinks it's "good" that Michael Bloomberg may run for president in 2020 and predicted that the billionaire former mayor of New York, who was formerly a Republican and independent, would not make it through...

Stop & Shop in Connecticut, R.I., agrees to better comply with disabilities act

Federal authorities have reached an agreement with Stop & Shop supermarkets to make checkout aisles in the chain's more than 400 stores more accessible to the disabled to comply with federal law