| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The woman was pointing to my book on the American Revolution. She was inquiring if I believed people were fed up with the way the country was being run and ready for a repeat of 1776.
I wasn't totally surprised by her question. I've heard the subject...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:10 PM
It is unlikely Benjamin Franklin ever visited the Wethersfield home of his friend and colleague, Silas Deane, during the Revolutionary War. But, on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m., Franklin will stop at Deane's residencealbeit a little late. As portrayed...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court shuffled the deck in New England public affairs Tuesday when it ruled that there shall be a referendum in the Bay State this fall on legalizing state licensed casinos. This was good news on many counts.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Connecticut has a history of being a generous and sharing state — its communities, while staunchly independent, have often pulled together. One of the state's nicknames, the Provisions State, attests to this.
The Provisions State moniker dates...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Who in attention-deficient Hollywood doesn't grasp the importance of the first impression, the pickup line, the elevator pitch? With television's new Golden Era well underway, opening titles — those clever or mesmerizing gambits that set the tone...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Remember how history class at the start of every school year began with the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence? Some of it has long since blurred; some of it is fable. (See Question 11.) If you wanted to see the Declaration of...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:23 PM
For the first time in 90-plus years, the Chicago Tribune is disconnected from the broadcast business.
Its corporate family has been broken up and the Tribune, the wellspring of an empire built on ideas and innovation, is no longer complemented by the TV...
| Aug 5, 2014
Excited to see “Star Wars Rebels”? Tonight, you can watch the first seven minutes of the first episode online. Set […]...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Who was Maynard Evans?
Maynard Evans was my great uncle. I deeply regret his good name now being unfairly besmirched. Let me tell you more about him.
He was born in 1891 on Parramore Street in what is now downtown Orlando. His father died when he...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:58 PM
It appears that only the top quarter of a 119-year-old statue will be loaned to the York County Historical Museum if a proposal from the National Park Service is accepted by the York Board of Supervisors Tuesday night.
The rest of the Shaw monument,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:20 PM
An 1840s building in the St. Charles historic district is set to be moved next month to the city's east side, officials said.
Public Works Director Peter Suhr told aldermen that the Jones Law Office, currently at 302 Cedar Ave., would be relocated to...