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  • READER SUBMITTED: Connecticut SAR Marks 125th Anniversary April 5, 2014 Annual Meeting at Capitol in Hartford

    On March 27, 1889, Major John C. Kinney, an editor of the Hartford Courant, inserted a notice in that paper, inviting interested parties to join him on April 2 at the State Capitol Building, to form a society of men with Revolutionary War ancestors. Major...
  • Children of immigrants welcomed in Jamestown citizenship ceremony

    Children of immigrants welcomed in Jamestown citizenship ceremony
    A new crop of Americans was formally presented with citizenship on Saturday at a ceremony in Jamestown for the children of recently naturalized immigrants. Proud parents with American flag stickers on their lapels took photos of children holding their...
  • Author Wesley Stace To Speak At CCSU; Best-Selling Author Robyn Carr At R.J. Julia

    Author Wesley Stace To Speak At CCSU; Best-Selling Author Robyn Carr At R.J. Julia
    Author Wesley Stace, who released 15 albums as singer/songwriter John Wesley Harding, will give a free reading from his latest novel, "Wonderkid" (Penguin/Overlook Press, $26.95) on Wednesday, March 26, at 6 p.m. in Marcus White Living Room on the Central...
  • Review: 'The Lost Region' by Jon K. Lauck

     Review: 'The Lost Region' by Jon K. Lauck
    America has always been many places. Whether measured from the multiple perspectives of Native American peoples, colonial cultures imported from Europe before the American Revolution, immigrants from abroad or interregional migrants within the United...
  • Revolution Museum funding comes largely from Indians in New York; Ben Franklin would understand

    There's something about the funding for the Museum of the American Revolution that might make you do a double-take. The $118 million (some reports say $150 million) museum will be built in Philadelphia, fittingly, and more than $100 million already...
  • Magna Carta returning to U.S. in run-up to its 800th anniversary

    Magna Carta returning to U.S. in run-up to its 800th anniversary
    One of four known original 1215 versions of the Magna Carta is coming to the U.S. for stops in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., starting in July -- a preamble to the 800th anniversary of its June 15, 1215, signing at Runnymede on the banks of the river...
  • Back to the '30s: The great American retreat

    It happens after every war. America disarms. And so invites the next attack, and next war. The same haphazard pattern is emerging now -- even before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over, much as this administration pretends they are in order to cut...
  • Patriots Day Parade still on, despite rain

    Patriots Day Parade still on, despite rain
    The 48th annual Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade scheduled for Saturday is a go as of Thursday afternoon, even with rain in the forecast. The parade committee met Wednesday and decided not to cancel, President Ed Hanke wrote in an email. Hanke could...
  • Lawmakers approve school prayer bill McAuliffe has vowed to veto

    Lawmakers approve school prayer bill McAuliffe has vowed to veto
    RICHMOND - The General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to student prayer legislation Gov. Terry McAuliffe has promised to veto. Senate Bill 236 ostensibly writes students' right to pray or express their religious beliefs at school into the...
  • Hampton black history then, now and in between

    On Sunday, Feb. 9, 1975, the Daily Press published a full page of local black history called "Their Past Catching Up With Their Present." The page also included a listing of six famous black heritage people, and an information box featuring African words,...
  • William D. Townsend, public works official

    William D. Townsend, public works official
    William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92. "The cause of death was failure to...