Ships, jets, giant crowd mark Pearl Harbor anniversary event

The USS Halsey passes before the USS Arizona Memorial during a moment of silence at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, in Honolulu. Survivors of the Japanese attack, dignitaries and ordinary citizens attended a ceremony at Kilo Pier to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on the naval harbor. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

Thousands observed a moment of silence before fighter jets streaked across the sky during a ceremony Wednesday at Pearl Harbor marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II.

Courtney wants Virginia congressman to be Trump's secretary of Navy

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney has penned a letter showing his support for Republican congressman Randy Forbes of Virginia, whom he's worked with on a House Armed Services subcommittee where vital discussions about funding for shipbuilding occur.

Bill would use new Amistad funding to repay in-state creditors

In this Aug. 15, 2016, Day file photo, the schooner Amistad approaches Ledge Light as it sails through Fishers Island Sound. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

State Rep. Diana Urban, D-North Stonington, plans to introduce a bill in the upcoming General Assembly session that would use a portion of the state $300,000 annual funding of Discovering Amistad to repay the Connecticut creditors of Amistad America.

Injunction sought to prevent demolition of Reid & Hughes building

After hearing three hours of conflicting reports on whether the Reid & Hughes building is on the verge of collapse, the state Historic Preservation Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ask the state Attorney General's office to seek an injunction to halt the city's planned demolition.

East Lyme Board of Police Commissioners appointed

The selectmen appointed on Wednesday six members to the new Board of Police Commissioners, which will oversee the hiring of a police chief for the town's new independent police force.

For promoting tolerance, Norwich Sikh honored by FBI

Swaranjit Singh Khalsa, center, a community leader in Norwich, shakes hands with FBI Community Outreach Specialist Charles Grady, left, after receiving the FBI Director's Community Leadership Award from Grady while Norwich Police Chief Patrick Daley, right, applauds while participating in the presentation during the Interfaith Spiritual Wellness Fair held at the Southeastern Mental Health Authority in Norwich on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A Norwich community leader this year is a recipient of one of 56 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Awards.

Zoning issues part of Preston-Mohegan talks for Norwich Hospital

The Preston Redevelopment Agency held a special closed-door meeting Wednesday to discuss draft proposed zoning regulation changes at the former Norwich Hospital property, along with draft documents that could lead to a purchase and sale agreement with the Mohegan tribe for the 393-acre property.

Stonington seeks permits for dog park fences installed without approval

The town has applied for a permit from the borough Planning and Zoning Commission for two fences it erected three years ago at the Town Dock dog park without approvals.


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