Courtney among lawmakers who will negotiate final version of funding bill for Pentagon

The bill would authorize billions of dollars for Connecticut, home to several big defense contractors including submarine builder Electric Boat, which is in Courtney's district.

Army revamps recruiting, hits enlistment goal

FILE - In this June 4, 2017, file photo. nNew Army recruits take part in a swearing in ceremony before a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies in San Diego. A year after failing to meet its enlistment goal for the first time in 13 years, the U.S. Army is now on track to meet a lower 2019 target after revamping its recruitment effort. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

APNewsBreak: US Army leaders say they'll meet their enlistment goal at the end of this month, a year after they failed to make their recruiting numbers for the 1st time in 13 years

Army vet chronicles her rape in new book

Ryan Leigh Dostie, pictured  here in 2004, discusses her rape by a fellow soldier, how the military dismisssed her report and the effect it’s had on her life in a new book.
Photo courtesy of Ryan Leigh Dostie.

Ryan Leigh Dostie discusses her rape by a fellow soldier, how the military dismisssed her report and the effect it’s had on her life.

Annual military retiree seminar to take place at sub base on Oct. 19

Groton — The Retired Activities Office at the Naval Submarine Base will sponsor the annual Military Retiree Appreciation Seminar on Oct. 19 in the Dealey Center Theater from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Several speakers will present information...

Old Lyme man elected New London County commandant for Marine Corps League Department

Tom Peters of Old Lyme was elected New London County commandant. Peters previously held the positions of commandant and paymaster/adjutant for the detachment.

LOCAL NEWS

Norwich racing legend Bob Potter dies

Hall of Fame race car driver Bob Potter, a top competitor for decades, died this week after suffering a medical emergency while driving.

Debates announced in Waterford and New London

In the coming weeks The Day and League of Women Voters will be hosting debates in Waterford, for first selectman, and in New London for the office of mayor. More debates should be announced soon.

Be an Angel: Cycle for the Cause makes a stop in southeastern Connecticut

Cycle for the Cause, a 257-mile bicycle ride starting in Boston and ending in New York City, raises money to combat HIV and AIDS.

Butterfly release honors 15th anniversary

From left, StoneRidge resident and Conservation Committee Chair Sally Taylor is pictured with StoneRidge Director of Wellness Tracey Randolph. (photo submitted)

In recognition of its 15th anniversary, StoneRidge Senior Living nurtured chrysalises and released 15 monarch butterflies in the community’s butterfly garden Sept. 9.

COLUMNS

Stormy Daniels keeps her clothes on at Mohegan Sun

The porn star turned stand-up comic roasted President Trump Wednesday in a gig at Comix Roadhouse.

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Police: Driver taken to hospital after having medical emergency in Norwich

A driver was taken to the hospital under life-threatening conditions after witnesses observed him apparently having a medical emergency and hitting a school bus and other vehicles, police said.

New London police investigating possible shots fired at convenience store

Police say they are investigating a Saturday night disturbance involving several people and possible shots fired in the parking lot of H&T Mart at 1 Ocean Ave.

Police logs — Sept. 16, 2019

Arrests by state and local police across the region.

STATE/NORTHEAST

Police: Connecticut father, son die in fall from cliff

Police say a 71-year-old man and his adult son riding an all-terrain vehicle near an abandoned quarry in Connecticut have died in a fall off a cliff

GOP leaders want special session to correct 'badly written' meal tax law

Republicans and Democrats dug in Wednesday on whether Connecticut law clearly defines what is a meal subject to the sales tax. At issue is the impact of two words in the new budget, "grocery store," on a longstanding interpretation by state tax...