North Dakota joins submarine fleet Saturday

After an initial setback, the attack submarine North Dakota is set to secure its place among the fleet. A commissioning ceremony for the submarine will take place Saturday at the Naval Submarine Base.

Legion Post 112 selling Veterans Day luminaries

Montville — The American Legion Post 112 and the Women’s Auxiliary in Montville will light luminaries around the post in honor of the past and current veterans and those serving today on Nov. 11.

USS Finback class joins the fleet

Groton — Seventy-six Sailors of “Class 14460” USS Finback (SS-230), graduated from Basic Enlisted Submarine School on Oct. 17.

Groton seeks submarine artifacts of decommissioned USS Groton

“We are the place where men and women build these boats, build and design these ships, we are the home of Submarine Base New London,” said Groton City Mayor Marian Galbraith.

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Jewish holiday preparations

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man carries palm fronds Tuesday to be used to build a Sukka in Jerusalem. According to Jewish tradition, during the Sukkot holiday, known as the Feast of the Tabernacles, Jews are commanded to bind together a palm frond, or...

Red sky at night ...

The spire of the First Baptist Church in New London is shown in silhouette against Monday's early evening sky.

LOCAL NEWS

46th House District candidates debate gun law, economy

Candidates in the 46th state House District race sparred over the state’s controversial 2013 gun law and on current state economic programs among other issues during an hour-long debate Wednesday.

Old Lyme officials, engineers unveil plans for Sound View park, bike path

The town unveiled on Wednesday preliminary design plans for the Sound View area that feature a park with an open green space and a pavillion, as well as a redesigned streetscape for Hartford Avenue.

Generation gap divides candidates in 41st House District race

Voters in the 41st District will have to choose between age and experience or youth and idealism.

19th District state Senate hopefuls debate in Norwich

The state's early release program for prison inmates became a central point in Wednesday's 19th District state Senate debate, with both candidates supporting more prison time for sex offenders, but disagreeing on some points in the law.

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State reinstates Montville lieutenant's access to criminal justice database

Montville Police Department Lt. Leonard Bunnell's rights and privileges to the Connecticut On-Line Law Enforcement Communications Teleprocessing system were suspended in 2012 after a state police investigation found that he improperly ran background...

Police search for missing East Lyme boy

East Lyme – Police on Wednesday issued a Silver Alert for a missing 12-year-old boy. Gabriel A. Velasquez is described as an endangered runaway who was last seen Wednesday in East Lyme. Velasquez is 4 feet 10 inches tall and has black hair and...

Police in Norwich, Waterford cancel Silver Alerts

Police have canceled Silver Alerts for a missing Norwich teenager and a Waterford man who have both been found safe.

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Five improperly punished employees will have names taken off child-abuser list

Hartford - Five employees who had their names added to a child abuse registry as a form of discipline by Connecticut's child welfare agency will be taken off the list, union officials told The Associated Press. The fired youth...

Site work starts for new Sandy Hook School

Newtown (AP) — Site work has begun for construction of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School replacing the building where 20 children and six staff members were fatally shot nearly two years ago.