Preston first selectman candidates debate issues in front of full house

The two first selectman candidates fielded questions about budgets, the cleanup and development of the former Norwich Hospital property and their qualifications.

Thirteen honored with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships at annual dinner

Scholarship recipient Laika Bertrand of Norwich Free Academy is congratulated by her father, Leo Bertrand, and mother, Lynda Rimpel, after receiving her award Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Dinner at the Mystic Marriott in Groton. Bertrand's sponsor for the scholarship is Pfizer. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Thirteen local high school seniors of color receive Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarships at the 38th annual Scholarship Dinner at the Mystic Marriott on Thursday night.

Safe Futures to hold second vigil to remember domestic violence victims

Staff and supporters of Safe Futures hold a candlelight vigil Nov. 1, 2018, in memory of Robert Parise and all victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking, in New London. Parise, a client of Safe Futures, allegedly was murdered by his ex-partner. This year's vigil for domestic violence victims will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, outside the agency's office at 16 Jay St.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Last year's inaugural vigil drew an estimated 100 participants, and was held shortly after the death of Robert Parise, a client of Safe Futures who allegedly was killed by his partner.

East Lyme police building architect explains $5.8 million estimate at selectmen's meeting

With concerns escalating in recent weeks that renovation costs for the proposed public safety building would soar much higher than what the town had approved, the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday agreed to listen to an explanation of the costs from...

UPDATED: Storm leaves 1,600 without power in Stonington

A boat rests on the shore of Edwards Point east of the bourough in Stonington following a powerful nor'easter story Thursday, October 17, 2019.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

About 15 percent of the town is without power, but no major problems, beyond numerous downed tree limbs, have been reported.

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Waves crash on Ledge Light at the mouth of New London harbor following a powerful nor'easter Thursday, October 17, 2019.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Waves crash on Ledge Light at the mouth of New London harbor following a powerful nor'easter Thursday.

League of Women Voters moderating North Stonington debate

The League of Women Voters of Southeastern Connecticut will host a moderated debate with the town's first selectman and board of selectmen candidates at 7 p.m. Monday at Wheeler Library.

Local superintendents join national pledge to prioritize student attendance

The superintendents of New London, Norwich, Groton, Stonington, Waterford, East Lyme and Ledyard signed.

Personal Connections: Dividing the housework — and the leisure

There’s no one right way to divide those chores among family members, so figuring out the best approach for your family will require some conversations.

Mohegan Sun beefs up suit over Boston-area casino license

The Connecticut casino lost out to Wynn Resorts in a two-way competition for the license that enabled Wynn to open Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Mass.

Norwich gets sticky notes full of ideas on zoning issues

Norwich planning and zoning officials held an open forum to discuss zoning concerns, proposed changes Wednesday.

Podcast live show in Norwich focuses on addiction and mental health in communities of color

"In The Thick," which covers politics, culture and race through the lens of people of color, came to Three Rivers Community College on Wednesday evening.

Stonington school board holds closed-door session to discuss 'Chokas matter'

Chairwoman Alexa Garvey declined to discuss what the board discussed with attorney Nick Grello.

Chesebrough winning fundraising battle in Stonington first selectman race

Democratic first selectman candidate Danielle Chesebrough has raised more than twice as much in campaiagn funds as her Republican opponent, John Prue, in the eight-week reporting period that ended Sept 30.

Radio station purse giveaway sparks chaos at Pawcatuck nightclub

“It was out of control,” said Pawcatuck Fire Chief Kevin Burns, who responded to the call of the nightclub being over capacity.

Storm floods streets, knocks down trees in southeastern Connecticut

A New London Public Works employee begins cutting up a large tree blown down across Ocean Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 17,2019, in the area of Shirley Lane in New London.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

New London and Stonington particularly hit hard.

Police: K-9 team nabs man after Stonington crime spree

Police say a Norwich K-9 team apprehended a man who reportedly punched out a car window outside a Pawcatuck bar, then tried to force his way into an apartment, leaving behind a trail of cocaine, ammunition, a handgun and clothing.

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Preliminary report issued on B-17 crash at Bradley that killed 7

This image taken from video provided by National Transportation Safety Board shows damage from a World War II-era B-17 bomber plane that crashed Wednesday at Bradley International Airport, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 in Windsor Locks, Conn. The plane crashed and burned after experiencing mechanical trouble on takeoff Wednesday morning from Bradley International Airport. (NTSB via AP)

The preliminary report indicates that all inspections and certificates were up to date, and that weather was likely not a factor in the crash.

Murphy calls on Republican colleagues to use impeachment 'leverage' to change Trump's mind on Syria

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., heads to the Senate for a vote, on Capitol Hill on Sept. 24, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Murphy on on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, implored his Republican colleagues to press President Donald Trump to reconsider his decision to remove U.S. troops from the northern Syrian border, saying they have leverage over him given the Republican-controlled Senate could block a House vote to impeach Trump. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

"As we speak, Republicans are protecting the president from impeachment. They have a lot of leverage over him. They could use some of that leverage to get him to do the right thing in northeastern Syria," Murphy said.

Metal Trades Council at Electric Boat overwhelmingly approves new contract

Shift change at General Dynamics Electric Boat facility in Groton on March 26, 2015. The Metal Trades Council overwhelmingly approved a new, four-year contract that includes raises and pension increases for eligible employees, despite objections by some of its members who said they should have gotten a better deal.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The union, which represents 2,673 shipyard workers at Electric Boat, overwhelmingly approved a new, four-year contract despite objections by some of its members who said they should have gotten a better deal.

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Fasano: Democratic co-chairs of Transportation Committee ignoring requests for another port authority hearing

There is an "immediate need for further hearings investigating the allegations of untoward behavior" at the Connecticut Port Authority, including those made by the ousted office manager, Fasano said in a recent letter to the co-chairs.

Lamont, other Northeast governors meet to work together on pot

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, third from left, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, second from right, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, right, co-host a regional summit on public health issues around cannabis and vaping, Thursday Oct. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The governors from several Northeastern states say they want to work together to regulate marijuana and vaping

Connecticut state managers signing up for union-like group

Nearly 200 Connecticut state employee managers have joined forces with a major union, hoping to gain more clout at the Capitol