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.

LOCAL FEATURES

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.

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Economic viewpoints separate candidates in 2nd District contest

In the four-way race to represent Connecticut's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, the candidates can be distinguished by their fundamentally different perspectives on the area's economy.

Unopposed in the 43rd District, Urban touts accomplishments

Democratic State Rep. Diana Urban, who is running unopposed for her eighth term representing the 43rd District (Stonington and North Stonington) points out that she has accomplished much in the past two years.

Old Lyme church takes stance for Palestine

The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme initiated a resolution to encourage churches to divest from “companies profiting from the occupation of the Palestinian Territories by the state of Israel.”

Mumford Cove Association puts up fence at edge of Haley Farm State Park

The Mumford Cove Association has erected a metal fence and gate on its property at the end of Neptune Drive in an effort to keep hikers, runners and cyclists at Haley Farm State Park from entering the neighborhood.

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Will GOP gloom sell at the Connecticut polls?

Assessments of the state differ widely among campaigns.

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Comptroller candidates want to bolster transparency, fiscal security

The candidates vying to become Connecticut’s chief fiscal guardian agree more must be done to improve state government’s transparency and fiscal security.

Foley a no-show for latest gubernatorial debate

The discussion of the issues in the latest Connecticut gubernatorial debate was overshadowed by the elephant who was not in the room — Republican candidate Tom Foley.