US Coast Guard Marine Safety Lab Groton

1 Chelsea Street
, New London, CT 06320

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USCG Marine Safety Lab is by far one of the most important facilities the United States Coast Guard owns and runs. The lab is actually one of the multitude of centers established for a wide variety of purposes. This is the American armed force with the highest number of centers and institutions. There is one for absolutely any mission, regardless of its importance. This aspect says a lot about the strict organization of the United States Coast Guard. This is probably the solution to the effectiveness of its operations and missions. This lab is solely responsible for the maritime and marine safety. It is a dedicated institution that takes all the information the US Coast Guard needs in order to fulfill its mission. Just like other similar institutions in this armed force, the lab is also located in New London, Connecticut. One major aspect that makes the difference between this center and others is the fact that it is also open for civilian use.

Marine Safety Lab is one of the definitive factors that dictate some of the US Coast Guard actions. Its primary mission is to test the US waters. The operations imply small samples taken from various areas. They are collected and sent to this laboratory for detailed and advanced tests. The authorities can then observe whether the water is contaminated or not. The contamination can occur from various reasons. Some of the most popular ones are the oil spills. Of course, the severe such accidents can easily be spotted during the patrolling missions, as the black spots are visible both from air or water. However, the less significant spills may get away unobserved. At the same time, the large accidents may also run away unobserved if the patrolling squads don’t randomly run into them. Such man-caused accidents are the most dangerous ones, especially since many companies try to get away from the laws and punishments when they cause such trouble.



Groton–New London Airport (IATA: GON, ICAO: KGON, FAA LID: GON) is a state owned, public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Groton.


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Connecticut is the only state in the union that still has a Jan. 1 cutoff date for children to turn 5 years old to enter kindergarten in a given school year, meaning children who won’t even be 5 years old until Jan. 1 — four months after the school year starts — can enroll in kindergarten.


In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit



Groton Public Schools
Charles Barnum Elementary
West Side Middle School
Ella T. Grasso Technical High School


If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.


Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.


​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.


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Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.


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Ledge Light Health District (860) 448-4882
Ledge Light Health District – LLHD – serves as the local health department for East Lyme, Groton, Ledyard, Lyme, New London, North Stonington, Old Lyme, Stonington, and Waterford, Connecticut.


Child and Family Services (860) 443-2896
Child & Family Agency nurtures children and families to develop their strengths through its service, partnership and advocacy.


Connecticut Humane Society (800) 452-0114
The Connecticut Humane Society is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare, enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty.


Connecticut State Police (800) 375-9918



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In Groton, the summers are warm and humid; the winters are very cold, wet, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 23°F to 80°F and is rarely below 8°F or above 87°F.


The warm season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 5 to September 19, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 80°F and low of 65°F. The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 6 to March 15, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 23°F and high of 37°F.


Groton does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 23% to 33%, with an average value of 27%.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 33% on May 31.

In Groton, CT, the overall cost of living index is 109, which is 10% lower than the Connecticut average and 9% higher than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Groton, CT, the city’s goods and services are 2% lower than the Connecticut average and 18% higher than the U.S. average.

This part of the country is beautiful all year-round. This particular area of Connecticut is amazing during the summer and fall. With attractions such as the Children’s Museum and the Mystic Aquarium, you can always find something to do without traveling too far. There are amazing old-fashioned ice cream shops as well as great places for hiking, fishing, skating, and plenty of sandy beaches.

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