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  • Tolland Plans Its 300th Anniversary Celebration

    Tolland Plans Its 300th Anniversary Celebration
    TOLLAND — Next year, the town will celebrate the 300th anniversary of its charter with a year's worth of celebration. Located 20 miles northeast of Hartford, the town features plenty of white church steeples and Colonial-era buildings. Residents...
  • Weatogue Storytellers Seek Community Recollections For Upcoming Book

    Weatogue Storytellers Seek Community Recollections For Upcoming Book
    SIMSBURY — Mary Pringle Mitchell, 90, and June Hogblom Mackay, 79, and Helen Musznski are the Weatogue Storytellers. The lifelong Simsbury residents and childhood friends said their idea to collect stories and photographs for a book on Weatogue...
  • BOOK TALK: Collaboration, resistance under occupation in "When Paris Went Dark"

    By Alexandria Sage PARIS, Aug 18 (Reuters) - A seminar on Paris that Amherst College Professor Ronald Rosbottom gave a decade ago piqued the U.S. academic's curiosity about the Occupation, the four years when German troops held the French capital...
  • Book Talk: Collaboration, resistance under occupation in 'When Paris Went Dark'

    PARIS (Reuters) - A seminar on Paris that Amherst College Professor Ronald Rosbottom gave a decade ago piqued the U.S. academic's curiosity about the Occupation, the four years when German troops held the French capital during World War Two. Rosbottom...
  • Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history

    Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history
    Nearly a half century before Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson crossed paths on a street in Ferguson, Mo., a 21-year-old man named Marquette Frye was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol, just outside of Watts. Both incidents unfolded on...
  • The DP List: Where to find great waffles on the Peninsula

    The DP List: Where to find great waffles on the Peninsula
    National Waffle Day is Sunday, Aug. 24. We know that at The DP List because we like waffles. What we didn't know was just how many types of waffles there are and the history of them. According to "Antique Electric Waffle Irons 1900-1960: A History of...
  • Historic day: Carrier-based drone flies with manned aircraft

    Historic day: Carrier-based drone flies with manned aircraft
    A computer-controlled drone launched, flew and landed alongside a fighter jet during an exercise Sunday off the Virginia coast — proving for the first time that manned and unmanned aircraft can operate together. In tests aboard the Norfolk-based...
  • Smithsonian accepts archival material from Baltimore's LGBT community center

    Smithsonian accepts archival material from Baltimore's LGBT community center
    Old photographs, newspapers and other miscellaneous "gay pride ephemera" from the last half-century of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in Baltimore will be added on Tuesday to one of the nation's most esteemed museum collections....
  • Mayor meets with residents over E. 26th Street collapse

    Mayor meets with residents over E. 26th Street collapse
    City and CSX Transportation maintenance crews did not do a good job responding to repeated complaints from residents about street damage on the Baltimore block that collapsed in the spring, according to the city's transportation director and a report...
  • A slaughter, then oblivion, mark France's deadliest day in World War One

    ROSSIGNOL Belgium (Reuters) - The bloodiest day for the French Army in World War One - indeed in its entire history - draws no national tributes, no eulogies by dignitaries, few wreaths laid in respect. The storied campaigns at the Marne and Verdun...
  • Great War touched Orlando from far across the seas

    As decades roll by, events seem to move closer together in the telescope of time. While the 150th anniversary of the Civil War continues, historians remind us it's been a century since the beginning — on July 28, 1914 — of World War I, also...