Joe Courtney

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Members of Connecticut's all-Democratic Congressional delegation are urging federal railroad officials to meet with residents of Old Lyme before moving forward with plans to route a new rail line through the city.

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On Tuesday the Naval Submarine Base New London, in Groton, Connecticut, celebrated its 100th birthday. Known as the “Home of the Submarine Force,” the base opened on June 21, 1916. It sits on the banks of the Thames River and is now home to 18 fast attack submarines and nearly 10,000 naval personnel.

Office of U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro

The U.S. Government says Connecticut leads the growth of new farms in New England.  

U.S. Department of Agriculture figures show that right now, one in four farm operators in Connecticut are beginning farmers. That’s a 15 percent increase from 2007.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Representative Joe Courtney of Connecticut are asking Congress to approve $600 million to respond to what they call a growing epidemic of heroin and opiate abuse.

Blumenthal likened heroin and opiate addiction to a natural disaster, like a hurricane. That got nods from other speakers at the forum.

“We need a state of emergency," said Tammy De La Cruz of Community Speaks Out, a drug addiction advocacy group. "People are dying in droves. We need to save people. This is a state of emergency.”

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congressman Joe Courtney of Connecticut held a forum in New London to hear from state public health officials, addiction treatment centers and police chiefs from Southeastern Connecticut about the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic.