Sen. Murphy Wants More U.S. Subs In The Arctic

Mar 22, 2016
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) says Russia is expanding its military presence in the Arctic, and the United States needs to step up its submarine building plans if it wants to keep pace.

Kaomi Goetz

Connecticut Democrat Jim Himes of the Fourth Congressional District and Republican challenger Dan Debicella debated Monday night at the University of Connecticut's General Re auditorium. It was the third time for the two to debate in this year's election campaign.

Himes, of Greenwich, is vying for his fourth term in Congress. Debicella, of Shelton, is challenging Himes for a second time after being defeated in 2010.

About 160 people listened to the two debate issues such as U.S. foreign policy and national security.

Greenpeace captain heading out to sea again

Mar 10, 2014
AP/Dmitry Lovetsky

  Activist and GreenPeace ship captain, Peter Willcox, was recently released from jail in Russia along with 29 members of his crew. They were arrested for protesting Russian oil drilling in the Arctic.

Kaomi Goetz

The political unrest in the Ukraine is being closely watched by Ukrainian immigrants in Connecticut and New York. Lubow Wolynetz, 75, of the Ukrainian Museum and Library  in Stamford, Conn. says she has mixed feelings about her birth country being in the news.  

Friends, family show support for activist held in Russia

Oct 27, 2013
Tarice L.S. Gray

Nearly 70 people gathered in Norwalk, Connecticut on Saturday night to hold a candle-light vigil in support of a local man who is being held by the Russian government.

Environmental activist Peter Willcox is the captain of a Greenpeace ship. He and his crew were apprehended when they tried to put a banner on a Russian oil platform to protest drilling in the Arctic.