After 56 years, retired submariner says undisclosed records could provide other causes for Thresher sinking

The USS Thresher. On April 10, 1963, the submarine sank approximately 220 miles east of Cape Cod. Everyone aboard — 16 officers, 96 sailors and 17 civilians — died. (Courtesy of Naval History and Heritage Command)

Family members of those lost are apparently mixed on whether they’d welcome a re-examination of the submarine’s sinking.

Over 450,000 gallons of oil removed from WWII-era shipwreck off Long Island

Crews aboard M/V Shelia Bordelon offload more than 450,000 gallons of oil Thursday, July 11, 2019, from the Coimbra shipwreck 30 miles offshore from Shinnecock, N.Y. U.S. Coast Guard responders discovered a significant amount of oil in cargo and fuel tanks during onsite assessments of the Coimbra in May 2019. The Coimbra sank off the coast of Long Island after a German U-boat torpedoed the ship in January 1942. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Himes/U.S. Coast Guard)

That amounts to 99 percent of recoverable oil aboard British tanker Coimbra, which was sunk by a G7e torpedo from a German U-boat 77 years ago.

Public workshop in Groton to address EB housing, transportation needs

Consultants are wrapping up a study on regional housing, transit and transportation needs related to the continuing influx of Electric Boat employees. They’re calling on the public for input.

Local Fleet Reserve Association announces officers, upcoming events

Local Fleet Reserve Association announces officers and upcoming events.

Coast Guard cadets to spend summer in Africa

Four rising seniors at the Coast Guard Academy will spend most of their summer on the Northwest coast of Africa carrying out community relations work as part of a larger NATO mission.

LOCAL NEWS

Norwich utilities commission appoints Chris LaRose as general manager, approves contract

The 'acting' title was removed from new Norwich Public Utilities General Manager Chris LaRose’s title Tuesday, with an approved three-year contract.

Salvation Army revives Boys & Girls Club in New London

Girls in the new Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of New London, from left, Amani McClellan, 12, Jaivana Monplaisir, 10, Diana Coronado, 13, and Edwina Wallace, 13, joke around after finishing their lunch Tuesday, July 23, 2019, during a local history program at the New London Historical Society's Shaw Mansion. The Salvation Army has revived the Boys and Girls Club that had closed with the shuttering of the Thames River Apartments on Crystal Avenue last year. The program at the Shaw Mansion has the children studying their personal family history and will culminate with the Aug. 8 opening of an exhibit of personal

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of New London County, a partnership between the two nationally affiliated groups, has opened in New London.

As other states require consent for pelvic exams, Connecticut bill stalls

Connecticut was one of more than a dozen states to introduce a prohibitive bill, but it didn't go anywhere this session.

Libertarian, petitioning candidate added to Norwich City Council ballot

Two-time Libertarian mayoral candidate William Russell and petitioning candidate Rebecca Melucci will be on the Norwich Nov. 5 election ballot for City Council.

COLUMNS

Lamont should demand resignations at scandal-ridden port authority

The former board chairman presided over hiring a colleague without port management experience for a...

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Norwich woman faces larceny charges in alleged purse theft

A woman was charged in connection with an alleged theft of two Stop & Shop employees’ purses from the store’s employee locker room, police said.

New London Fire Department extinguishes vehicle fire

The New London Fire Department said it extinguished a vehicle fire on Interstate 95 Northbound prior to Exit 85 that was reported at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday.

Police: Pawcatuck man found in girl's bedroom, charged with sexual assault

Police said they charged an a 18-year-old Pawcatuck man with sexual assault Tuesday morning after he was found in the bedroom of a 13-year-old girl.

STATE/NORTHEAST

Many leads, little progress 2 months after mom vanished

This undated photo on a missing persons flier provided by the New Canaan Police Department shows Jennifer Dulos, missing since May 2019. Two months after the mother of five vanished in Connecticut, authorities said they're following up on more than 1,200 tips and leads. (New Canaan Police Department via AP)

Two months after a mother of five vanished from a tony Connecticut town, authorities say they're still following up on more than 1,200 tips and leads

Roof torn off Cape Cod hotel, as high winds, tornado strike

Yarmouth Fire crews look through the parts of the roof that blew off the Cape Sands Inn during a morning tornado that touched down on the structure, Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in West Yarmouth, Mass. The National Weather Service said radar showed that a tornado struck Yarmouth just after noon on Tuesday. (Steve Heaslip/The Cape Cod Times via AP)

A hotel roof was torn off, downed trees blocked roads and thousands of customers lost power as a series of powerful winds including a radar-confirmed tornado tore across Cape Cod