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Groton City declares first block party a success
Groton - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy jumped on the new water taxi between New London and Groton during its last day of service Sunday, taking time to walk down from Fort Street in the early afternoon sunlight to the first Summer in the City block party outside Puffins Restaurant on Thames Street. "It was just a thrill to have him here," said Susan R. Bailey, Summer in the City coordinator for the City of Groton.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Malloy Visits Groton Via Water Taxi
Governor Malloy was greeted warmly as he arrived by water taxi in the City of Groton. Governor Malloy gave the water taxi a thumbs up saying it should become a "permanent feature."
Vehicle crashes into Groton movie theater
No one was hurt late this morning when a vehicle crashed into the Groton Cinema 6 building in the Groton Shoppers Mart on Poquonnock Road.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Police logs - Sept. 13
Joanna Cowden, 26, of 156 Dartmouth Drive was charged Friday with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and speeding. William W. Wicknick, 60, of 210 Baker Ave. Extension was charged Friday with second-degree failure to appear in court.
Preston rated more 'distressed' than Norwich
Ask anyone in the region which municipality is more economically "distressed," Norwich or Preston, and you'd probably get a unanimous chorus that it's Norwich. Not so, according to a statistical ranking system the state Department of Economic and Community Development releases at this time each year that designates the top 25 "distressed municipalities" in Connecticut.
Regional heritage park plan backers hope success translates to support
As enthusiasm about the successful launch of the Thames River water taxi last weekend carries into this second weekend of service, backers of a proposed regional heritage park that would have the ferry as a main unifying element are wondering how to sustain the momentum and find the leadership needed to make the park a reality. "We're forging new ground here," said state Rep. Elissa Wright, D-Groton, who co-sponsored the bill passed in the General Assembly in May that retooled the 1987 law, enabling the creation of multi-site heritage parks and helping revive the decades-old Thames River Heritage Park concept.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Groton man charged with stealing guns from grandfather
A 19-year-old Groton man is accused of stealing seven guns from his grandfather's home this spring and committing several other crimes that his attorney says were fueled by a drug addiction. Brandon A. Chapman of 33 Roberts Road is being held in lieu of $110,000 at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center on multiple charges, including seven counts of theft of a firearm, third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny, failure to appear in court and risk of injury to a minor.
DNV GL: Beyond Condition Monitoring in the Maritime Industry
Moving from a regime of scheduled rule-based maintenance to a data-driven risk-based regime can lead to more accurate and timely maintenance resulting in increased safety, lower costs and greater availability of ship systems. A new report "Beyond condition monitoring in the maritime industry", from classification society DNV GL's Research and Innovation division, looks at the state of the art in condition monitoring for predictive maintenance and the potential benefits of introducing new maintenance strategies into the shipping industry.
India Allows Sick Italian Marine Home for Treatment
India's top court on Friday granted permission for an ailing Italian marine facing murder charges to return home for four months for medical treatment. Massimiliano Lattore, who suffered a stroke in August, is one of two Italian marines being held over the 2012 shooting of two fishermen mistakenly believed to be pirates in a case that has soured ties between New Delhi and Rome.
U.S. Department of Defense
Contracts for September 11, 2014
General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $234,229,426 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for design agent, planning yard, engineering and technical support for active nuclear submarines.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
The Hartford Courant
USS Annapolis Homecoming
Friends and family of crew members aboard the fast attack submarine USS Annapolis watch as the boat docks at Submarine Base New London in Groton after a six month long deployment. 135 crew members were greeeted on the dock at the base.
Chelsea Groton Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge, Donates $1,500 to ALS Research
Challenge: accepted. Chelsea Groton Bank accepted a local bank's friendly challenge to raise awareness for ALS research.
Groton Sub Comes Home After Deployment
The USS Annapolis traveled more than 34,000 nautical miles and returned home to Groton, WTNH reports . A welcome home ceremony took place earlier this morning.
Bring on the permanent water taxi
My favorite part of The Day's coverage of all the fun happening around New London last weekend was the picture of a pilot run of the new water taxi to Groton, with three little girls grinning broadly as the boat left New London in its wake, a big American flag snapping crisply in the September breeze above the girls' heads. Some of the usual lemon suckers chimed in with negative comments: Where are the life preservers? Of course the taxi was busy all weekend - it was free! Honestly, you have to wish some people would just pull the covers over their heads and let the rest of us move on, maybe even have some fun.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Groton council seeks input on downtown Mystic banners from historic commission
The Town Council decided Tuesday to ask the Historic District Commission what it thinks of a request by Downtown Mystic Merchants to design and hang 19 banners downtown. The merchant group asked the council for $9,100 to start the project, which would create 19 designs and produce 30 banners to welcome residents and highlight special events.
Heather Somers resigns from Groton Town Council
Groton Town Councilor Heather Somers, who is running for lieutenant governor, is resigning from the council, Mayor Rita Schmidt said Tuesday. "I made the decision because I just can't dedicate the kind of time I need to the citizens of Groton when I'm running for lieutenant governor," Somers said Wednesday morning.
Groton father pleads not guilty in child abuse case
A Groton father charged with breaking 29 bones in his infant son's body pleaded not guilty to child abuse charges today when he was presented in the New London court where major crimes are tried. Jordan Rittenhouse, 24, has been held in lieu of $500,000 since Aug. 28, when Groton Town Police charged him with first-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor.
Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Groton traps, five other Connecticut municipalities
Mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile virus have been found in traps in six towns this week, including Groton, the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station announced. In Groton, the West Nile virus-positive mosquito was trapped Aug. 28 at the Naval Submarine Base, said Philip Armstrong, director of the mosquito surveillance program at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, and test results were available Monday.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Groton Police Make Arrests for Disorderly Conduct, Breach of Peace Charges
Craig Maine, 28, of 70 Dell Avenue Apartment B4 New London was charged with criminal trespass first degree and breach of peace second degree.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Monitoring Work-related Illnesses in Connecticut
As we mark the annual Labor Day holiday, Connecticut workers continue to suffer occupational illness rates higher than the national average.