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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been indicted on charges in connection with a fatal accident in Rhode Island that police say happened after he sped out of a tavern parking lot. The attorney general's office in Rhode Island said Monday that 27-year-old Samuel Smith, of Thompson, Connecticut, was indicted by a Providence grand jury. Police say the crash in Glocester, Rhode Island in August killed 73-year-old Lawrence Castonguay, of Burrillville, and seriously injured his wife.

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - General Dynamics' Electric Boat says its workforce continues to grow as it prepares to build a new class of ballistic-missile submarines. The Day of New London reports Jeffrey Geiger, president of the U.S. Navy contractor, said Monday Electric Boat has 16,200 employees, the highest headcount in nearly 25 years. He discussed the company's future at a hotel in Groton. The Groton-based company plans to hire 2,200 employees in 2018 in Connecticut and at its Rhode Island manufacturing facility.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Scientists who study the warming of the ocean say conservation practices have allowed northern New England's lobster industry to thrive in the face of environmental changes. The lobster fishery is the backbone of Maine's economy, and business has been booming in recent years. Southern New England fishermen's lobster catch has plummeted. Meanwhile, the ocean temperatures have risen in both areas.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Providence elementary school principal has been found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse against a gym teacher. The conviction on Monday of Violet LeMar is the first since the state's reporting law was amended in 2016 following revelations of widespread abuse at St. George's School in Middletown. LeMar's lawyer moved immediately to appeal.

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