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Nautilus leaves Submarine Force Museum for $36 million preservation project

Guests on the pier watch Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, as the Thames Towboat Co. tugboats John P. Wronowski and Paul A. Wronowski move the Historic Ship Nautilus from its berth at the Submarine Force Library and Museum to Pier 15 at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton to start preservation work. The $36 million preservation project is to ensure the National Historic Landmark and Connecticut’s State Ship will remain the centerpiece of the museum. The work will include dry-docking the submarine at the base and extensive work to: repair and paint the hull and superstructure; replace topside decking; inspect internal and external tanks and voids; and upgrade lighting and electrical distribution. The preservation is expected to take six to eight months. This is the first time the Nautilus has left the museum berth since a 2002 maintenance period undertaken at Electric Boat.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Nautilus was towed from the Submarine Force Museum to the Naval Submarine Base on Friday, and is expected to return in the spring or summer.

At Coast Guard Academy, Princeton professor urges truth amid 'fragile' democracy

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. gave a lecture Thursday night at the Coast Guard Academy, where some students read his latest book for a class.

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Running the numbers: Mohegan Sun turns 25 years old

Leaders of Mohegan Sun and the Mohegan Tribe wait to watch the final piece of glass to be put in place on the exterior of the new Earth Hotel's exterior at Mohegan Sun Wednesday, April 27, 2016.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Casino's entertainment offerings alone have helped transform southeastern Connecticut.

Marjorie Taylor Greene headlines 'America First' rally in Plainfield

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Georgia, waves to the crowd as she arrives to address an America First Rally sponsored by the Quinebaug Citizens Alliance Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 at K&H Construction in Plainfield.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A lineup of speakers opened for headliner Marjorie Taylor Greene, the outspoken and conservative congresswoman from Georgia.

Great-grandson of Norwich Free Academy founder tours his ancestor's legacy

Dayne Rugh, Director of the Slate Memorial Museum at Norwich Free Academy, right, shows Dr. Ashabel Gulliver, the great grandson of NFA founder Rev. Dr. John P. Gulliver, center, and his wife Madelyn, left, a book featuring an account of his ancestor's speech to the first graduating class of the school during a visit to the school Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Ashabel Gulliver toured the Norwich Free Academy, founded by his great-grandfather, The Rev. Dr. John P. Gulliver, for the first time Thursday.

Blessings for a new fireboat in Groton Long Point

U.S. Navy Chaplain, Lt. Bill Appel, sprinkles holy water to bless the new Groton Long Point Volunteer Fire Company fireboat during an In-Service Ceremony for the vessel Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.    (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Groton Long Point Fire Department blessed a new fireboat as it went into service Saturday.

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Norwich man to serve 10 years for trying to have sex with teen girl

A Norwich man who tried to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex — but was actually chatting with an FBI agent — has been sentenced to a decade behind bars.

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Colchester crash kills 2 Western Connecticut State lacrosse players

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Search for missing New Hampshire boy shifts to Massachusetts

This undated family photograph provided on Friday Oct. 22, 2021, by the New Hampshire Attorney General's office shows Elijah Lewis, 5, of Merrimack, N.H. Elijah was last seen at his home in Merrimack, N.H., sometime within the last 30 days, but was never reported missing prior to state child welfare officials notifying authorities. Law enforcement officials said 40 officers are searching an area of Abington, Mass., for the child. (Family Photo/New Hampshire Attorney General's Office via AP)

The search for a young boy missing for a month in New Hampshire shifted to Massachusetts on Friday