Electric Boat to expand Groton, New London facilities in $31.5 million project


A $10 million loan from the state Department of Economic and Community Development and a more than $20 million investment from Electric Boat will help the company expand its facilities in Groton and New London to meet increased hiring and industry...

44 graduate from sub electronics computer class

Groton — Forty-four sailors of Class 14120 graduated from the Submarine Electronics Computer Field, SECF, Apprentice course on Oct. 23.

Westerly native in 'Zappers' squadron

Oak Harbor, Wash. — A 2007 Westerly High School graduate and Westerly native is serving with Electronic Attack Squadron 130 (VAQ-130), also known as the “Zappers.”

Submarine officer advanced course has graduation

Groton — Seventeen members of Class 14040 graduated from the Submarine Officer Advanced Course on Oct. 24.

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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...

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Putting a face on festivities in Old Saybrook

Students in the Culinary Arts One class at Old Saybrook High School carve pumpkins Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, for the "Pumpkins On The Point" Halloween spectacular at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa.

New London voters face five questions on Election Day

In addition to electing state and congressional leadership, New London voters casting ballots Tuesday will be asked to answer five municipal ballot questions that could determine the future of the Whaling City.

U.S. Sen. Murphy backs Bjornberg for State Senate

Portland — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., endorsed Emily Bjornberg, a Democratic candidate for the 33rd state Senate District, at a news conference Wednesday.

New London Food center seeks turkeys for families in need

New London — The Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center on Broad Street is challenging all New London County residents to donate a frozen turkey to help provide all southeastern Connecticut families in need with a holiday meal.

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Lighthouse Inn: Still empty, but haunted?

City mayor needs to do more to market the Lighthouse Inn.

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State trooper in Griswold uses Narcan to save overdose victim's life

A week after he started carrying Narcan, a medication used to reverse the effects of opiate narcotics such as heroin, a state trooper saved the life of an overdose victim in Griswold, police say.

Stonington teacher charged in DUI crash

Stonington — A veteran first-grade teacher at West Vine Street School was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs Wednesday night after police say she crashed her car into a guardrail on...

Life Star called to accident on Route 9 in Old Saybrook

Old Saybrook - The entrance to Route 9 from Interstate 95 North was temporarily closed this afternoon due to a motor vehicle crash, state police said.

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Michelle Obama wows gathering in New Haven

First lady Michelle Obama revved up the Democratic Party faithful in Connecticut on Thursday, urging voters to help re-elect Gov. Dannel Malloy and calling him an “instrumental partner” to her husband.\n

First lady to campaign for Malloy

New Haven (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is the latest high-profile Democrat to campaign for Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.