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Homeland Security bill would include $50 million for Coast Guard Museum in New London

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., announced he will push for Congressional approval of a $50 million boost to fundraising for a National Coast Guard Museum in New London.

16 candidates run for 9 spots on the Groton Town Council

Nine Democrats and seven Republicans are running for nine seats on the Groton Town Council.

Coast Guard Academy inducts seven to Wall of Gallantry

Spectators snap photos as the seven U.S. Coast Guard Academy alumni inducted into the academy's Wall of Gallantry, a memorial established to honor Academy graduates who have performed heroic acts of service and have been formally recognized with a qualifying award during the course of their military careers, gather for a group photo follwoing the induction ceremony Friday, October 22, 2021 in the Merle J. Smith Consolidated Club.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Each of the seven inductees were introduced by a members of the Class of 2023

8 candidates running for Groton Board of Education

Five seats are up for election on the Groton Board of Education.

Parents voice complaints about school safety, leadership, staffing in Norwich schools

Norwich Superintendent of Schools Kristen Stringfellow, pictured here in her office in  July 2019.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Complaints about student behavior, an alleged assault, lack of staffing and an online petition to oust Superintendent Kristen Stringfellow have surfaced in Norwich.

Afghan refugees resettling in Old Lyme, New London

After fleeing the Taliban takeover, two refugee families from Afghanistan are settling into southeastern Connecticut communities, ready to rebuild their lives.

New London, Groton extends, Norwich to lift city indoor mask mandates

Norwich is lifting its indoor mask mandate while New London’s is being extended for another month and Groton's will continue indefinitely.

New London Library opens teen activity room

The Public Library of New London on Friday held a ribbon cutting for a new teen activity room on the lower level of the 63 Huntington St. library.

Bound for sea

A U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine passes the Groton shoreline as it transits the Thames River bound for sea Friday, October 22, 2021.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A U.S. Navy Virginia-class attack submarine passes the Groton shoreline bound for sea Friday.

Mashantuckets get federal grant for preservation of Native American languages

Mashantucket Pequot Tribe receives $82,609 in ARP funding for its work to preserve Native American languages.

Nearly two dozen state employees out of work for non-compliance with COVID vaccine mandate

Twenty-two state employees in the executive branch who are subject to a COVID-19 vaccination mandate have left or were dismissed from their jobs, Gov. Ned Lamont's office said Friday.

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As CT’s coffers swell, calls for tax relief grow louder

Connecticut continues to pile up huge state budget surpluses and reduce debt, despite an economy not fully recovered from the coronavirus.

Poetry in a Pandemic: E-Motions

Poetry in a Pandemic offers local readers a chance to share their poetry written during or related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. To contribute, email times@theday.com.

Harvest is here

Bruce Silvestri of Waterford has grown a raised bed garden with towering sunflowers, lots of cucumbers, squash, peppers and tomatoes.
(Photo submitted)

The Times has been running harvest photos annually going back probably a decade.

Pawcatuck man severely burned in kitchen fire

An 18-year-old man suffered severe burns in a kitchen fire at his 8 Richmond St. home late Thursday morning.

Tractor trailer crash on I-395 in Montville causes delays

Police responded about 8:30 a.m. to a tractor trailer that was partially off the road and down an embankment between Exits 9 and 6, police said.

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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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

FBI looking for players victimized by accused Conn. AAU basketball coach

The FBI says it has identified “quite a few” victims of a former girl’s basketball coach who helped run a Connecticut AAU program

Postal worker admits to stealing parcels containing drugs

A postal worker who tracked, stole and opened mail that he suspected contained drugs and then kept any narcotics that he found has pleaded guilty