A win for bad paper veterans tucked into major federal spending package

The federal spending package includes a proposal from Chris Murphy to allow service members, separated from the military for misconduct, who have a mental illness or were sexually assaulted to access some care through the VA.

Investment in sub manufacturing training needed to fend off competition, senators say

The forward hull section of a new Virginia-class, fast-attack submarine sits on the waterfront at General Dynamics Electric Boat on Dec. 7, 2012, after its arrival.  (Tim Cook/The Day)

State Sens. Paul Formica, R-East Lyme, and Heather Somers, R-Groton, are urging support for a bill that would provide $10 million in state funding over the next five years to train advanced manufacturing workers for Electric Boat and other employers...

Left behind: Navy families navigate life at home

Kelsey lays down a Christmas tree after cutting it as Jessica Whitman, holding her daughter, Charlotte, looks on and Hadley and Colton run out of the way on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Geer Tree Farms in Griswold.

To get a better sense of what life is like at home while submarine crews are deployed, Day reporter Julia Bergman and photographer Sarah Gordon spent about five months shadowing two Navy families of sailors aboard the fast-attack submarine USS...

Submarines in high demand, officials say, as USS Colorado is commissioned

The crew of the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Colorado (SSN 788) bow their heads for the benediction while manning the rails during the commissioning ceremony at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., on Saturday, March 17, 2018.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The Navy's newest attack submarine, the USS Colorado (SSN 788), was commissioned Saturday in a ceremony at the Naval Submarine Base at a time when these warships are in high demand.

Left behind: Navy families navigate life at home

To get a better sense of what life is like at home while submarine crews are deployed, Day reporter Julia Bergman and photographer Sarah Gordon spent about five months shadowing two Navy families of sailors aboard the fast-attack submarine USS...


History Revisited: Noank’s Skipper’s Dock a former showcase restaurant

The former Skipper’s Dock building complex shortly after it was built in 1939.

Gone, but not forgotten by many, is the once famous Skipper’s Dock seafood restaurant that was located on Front Street, overlooking Long Island Sound, in the picturesque fishing village of Noank in the Town of Groton.

Kindness in Real Life: Niantic girl recognized for quick thinking to save neighbor

Tatania DeGunia of Niantic holds the Girl Scout certificate she received for helping rescue a neighbor who fell in the snow in January. (Photo submitted)

On March 1, the Girl Scouts of Connecticut presented nine-year-old Tatania DeGunia with a “thanks from the heart” patch to recognize her quick thinking and action to help her neighbor during the Jan. 4 storm.

Clydesdales arrive at Mystic Seaport, available for viewing

Clydesdale handler Dave Thomas leads one of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales from the travel trailer into the stable Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Mystic Seaport. The team is in town to march in Sunday's Mystic Irish Parade and will be available for viewing by Seaport guests through Sunday. The horses are being housed in a tent stable erected on the seaport's Village Green and will harnessed and hitched to walk around the museum grounds on Saturday. The parade steps off at 1 p.m. Sunday from the south lot at the museum. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The horses are being housed in a special stable on the Museum’s Village Green, and are available for public viewing during regular museum hours.

Police issue reminder of alcohol, parking and traffic bans for Mystic Irish Parade

The drum major for the Ancient Order of Hibernian's Pipes and Drums of Newport, R.I., leads the band through downtown Mystic during the 14th annual Mystic Irish Parade on March 19, 2017.  This year's parade will be held Sunday, March 25, 2018. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The Stonington and Groton Town police departments are reminding those who plan to attend Sunday’s Mystic Irish Parade of the ban on public consumption of alcohol as well as temporary no-parking areas and road closures.


il Pomod'Oro will serve up handicapped access after all

First Selectman Mark Nickerson says there was a misunderstanding in which the building owner and...


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Fire causes multiple explosions at Boyd's Used Auto Parts in Norwich

The City of Norwich Fire Department's tower ladder pumps water on the fire as firefighters battle a blaze at Boyd's Used Auto Parts on Corning Road in Norwich, Thursday, March 22, 2018.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

An accidental fire at Boyd’s Used Auto Parts sent smoke into the air that could be seen from New London, but it resulted in no injuries, according to Norwich Fire Chief Kenneth Scandariato.

Groton Town police adopt new policy for school safety

Inspired by an early March meeting among several police chiefs and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Groton Town police have adopted a new policy regarding officer presence in schools.

Residents of five New London apartments displaced after fire

New London firefighters extinguish a structure fire in the rear of 12 Sharaf St. in New London, March 22, 2018. No injuries were reported. (Tim Martin/The Day)

The residents of the five apartments at 12 Sharaf St. have been displaced after a fire at the back of the building tore off the siding and broke a few windows, according to New London Fire Battalion Chief Tom Curcio.


Tribes raise the specter of state losing years of slots revenues

Under the decades-old state–tribe gaming agreements, or compacts, that granted the tribes the exclusive right to operate casinos in Connecticut, the tribes could stop sharing their existing casinos’ slot-machine revenues with the state...

Connecticut beefs up election system security

Connecticut election officials are beefing up security to guard against any disruption by foreign actors during this year's elections