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Former Coast Guard Academy official under investigation for 'alleged inappropriate conduct'

Prompted by a report of "alleged inappropriate conduct," the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service on April 12 started an investigation into Master Chief Brett VerHulst, an academy spokesperson said this week.

Eagle leaving New London for summer training

The U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle heads down the Thames River on March 8, 2021, after departing Pier 7 at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London bound for a training voyage. After only staying in local waters last summer due the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eagle is scheduled to depart Saturday, May 8, 2021, to begin training for more than 130 Coast Guard Academy cadets.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle is leaving New London on Saturday to begin training for more than 130 cadets.

Command master chief resigns from Coast Guard Academy

Command Master Chief Brett VerHulst resigned his duties at the Coast Guard Academy and is being reassigned.

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Sunset review at Coast Guard Academy

Members of the flag detail fold the colors after the American flag is lowered from the main flagpole at the conclusion of the the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Corps of Cadets´ Sunset Review on Sunday, May 16, 2021 on the academy's Washington Parade Field. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy participate in the annual Sunset Review on Sunday

Montville Town Council to question housing authority commissioners over complaints

The decision came after another resident and a town official allege commissioners are unfairly raising rent and charging for repairs while bullying and ridiculing residents.

24 calls in 24 hours: New London Fire Department has busy Saturday

New London Fire Department Battalion Chief Jeff Rheaume, left, shows department Chief Tim Curcio, center, the damage to a menþÄôs rest room at Caulkins Park after a fire in the structure Saturday, May 15, 2021. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Fires including an arson, a motorcycle crash, and a cardiac arrest all part of a day's work for city firefighters

Stonington to keep elementary school playgrounds closed to the public

The playgrounds at West Vine Street and Deans Mill schools will remain closed to the public due to vandalism and pet owners not cleaning up dog excrement.

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Mystic Aquarium president was paid $563,000 in 2019

The year after aquarium President Stephen Coan was paid more than a half-milion dollars, a state...

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Firefighters battle blaze at commercial building in East Lyme

Firefighters at the scene of a two alarm structure fire at Atlantic Building Products on Boston Post Road Saturday, May 15, 2021, in East Lyme. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A two-alarm fire engulfed a commercial building at 206 Boston Post Road in East Lyme on Saturday.

Waterford police investigate car versus motorcycle accident

Police are investigating an accident involving a car and a motorcycle that occurred in the area of Great Neck Road and Route 156.

Pedestrian taken to hospital with serious injuries following accident on Gold Star Highway

A pedestrian was taken to the hospital early Friday morning with serious injuries following an accident on Gold Star Highway near the intersection of Toll Gate Road.