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Coast Guard Academy considers move

If its academy can't expand in New London, Conn., the U.S. Coast Guard will consider moving some of its programs elsewhere.

And it also might change its plans to build a national museum in the city.

Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., the Coast Guard commandant, said Thursday that the school has reached capacity at its current site along the Thames River. The Coast Guard made an offer to purchase a portion of the abutting Riverside Park to use for expansion, but city residents voted down that sale in November.

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