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Coast Guard Academy: Master chief permanently relieved of duties, investigation finds no evidence of sexual misconduct

Master Chief Brett VerHulst had been reassigned to the Research and Development Center as the Coast Guard investigated "alleged inappropriate conduct."

Submarine Rickover rollout

The Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover (SSN 795) is rolled out to the graving dock Friday, July 23, 2021, on the waterfront at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Virginia-class attack submarine Hyman G. Rickover is rolled out to the waterfront at Electric Boat on Friday.

Naval Submarine Base adjusts to rising coronavirus infection rates in state

The sub base had been in HPCON Alpha, indicating limited community transmission, since June 10 but is transitioning to HPCON Bravo effective immediately.

National Guard officer candidates push through amid challenging conditions

Army National Guard Officer candidate David Perlis of California is dragged by Ninad Shah of New York, as they work through a technical combat casualty care drill Wednesday, July 14, 2021, during field medical training exercises of phase one of Officer Candidate School at Stones Ranch Military Reservation in East Lyme. Officer candidates representing nine states are participating in the two-week program that is designed to test leadership abilities and proficiency on basic soldier skills such as land navigation, general military knowledge and squad and platoon tactics.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Of this year's 117 candidates, 16 are from Connecticut.

Coast Guard Leadership Development Center gets new leadership

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Joanna Nunan, back, watches as Capt. Joseph Meuse, left, and Capt. Aaron Waters shake hands after formally passing off command of the U.S. Coast Guard Leadership Development Center during a ceremony Friday, July 9, 2021, in Leamy Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Capt. Joseph Meuse took over from Capt. Aaron Waters, who is retiring, in a Change of Command ceremony Friday morning.

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There’s a lot more than vegetables at the Bozrah Farmers Market

Evelina Finiguerla makes sure daughter Rosie doesn’t drive away with a vintage tractor.
(Photo by Bruce Neild)

In late morning on Friday, July 16, the tents began to pop up in Maples Farm Park, and the vans and the trucks full of produce and crafts pulled into their assigned spaces.

Conn College Civic Leaders program helps city residents

From left, Connecticut College students involved in the Summer Civic Leaders program in New London: Annika Brown ’23, Mehin Mammadzada ’23, Katie Fujimori ’23, Jocelyn Pinero ’24, Jasity Mena ’24, Francesca Moore ’24, Kassandra Olmedo ’23, Kayla Tavarez ’24, Caroline Karakey ’23, Ava Spitzer ’24, Jordy Batista ’24, Malissa Lindsey ’23 and Einstein Perez ’24. 
(Photo submitted)

Not even a pandemic could stop Connecticut College’s Summer Civic Leaders program from doing good this year, as 13 students spent six weeks working to support a variety of local organizations.

Two tie in vote for Eastern Pequot chairman, setting stage for run-off election

Mitchel Ray, incumbent tribal council treasurer, and Derrick Strong, president of tribe's nonprofit foundation, will compete in September.

Your Turn: The (suffocating) life of a lady in 1860s America

Fashion came at a high price in health and mobility.
(photo submitted)

While researching “A Rebellious Woman,” my new historical novel, I learned some amazing facts about what it was like to be a “lady” in 1860s America.

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My Whaling City car dealership won't honor free tires promotion

A longtime customer of the Ford/Mazda dealership in New London says the new owners won't honor his...

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In Connecticut, across U.S., gun sales are surging

In this Sunday, March 15, 2020, file photo, people wait in line to enter a gun store in Culver City, Calif. After a year of pandemic lockdowns, mass shootings are back, but the guns never went away. As the U.S. inches toward a post-pandemic future, guns are arguably more present in the American psyche and more deeply embedded in American discourse than ever before. The past year's anxiety and loss fueled a rise in gun ownership across political and socio-economic lines. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Gun sales are spiking in Connecticut and around the nation, a buying spree driven by fears of rising crime, a political shift in Washington and the social upheaval brought on by the pandemic.

White House has whale conservation rule proposal for review

Proposed rules designed to protect a declining species of whale have arrived at the White House for review