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.

Blumenthal questions FAA exemption that allows passengers to fly in B-17

In this file photo, a group of Hartford firefighters stop to snap photos of the WWII era B-17 bomber Memphis Belle at Brainard-Hartford Airport following a flight to showcase the aircraft to local media Monday, August 12, 2013. Following last week's crash of a B-17 bomber at Bradley International Airport, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has asked the head of the FAA to look into the exemption that allows passengers to fly in B-17.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Following the deadly crash of a B-17 bomber at Bradley International Airport, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is asking the head of the FAA to look into "what specific inspection protocols" went into allowing passengers to fly aboard the...

Navy's newest attack submarine is christened as crowd of 6,000 looks on

Electric Boat hosts the christening ceremony Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, for the future attack submarine Oregon (SSN 793) at its facilities in Groton.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Attendees packed a building on the Groton waterfront, where five different submarines are under construction, to watch ship sponsor Dana Richardson crack a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow of the future submarine Oregon.

LOCAL NEWS

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...

COLUMNS

Selectman Prue opposed Stonington coastal resilience funding

The Republican candidate running for Stonington first selectman says he doesn't believe a...

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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