| May 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Others may have taken a three-day weekend for Memorial Day, but the news never stops. Especially out of Europe, which continues to produce more bad news than it can safely absorb, which may explain why it was the origin of two world wars during the last...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:00 PM
I hear common criticisms of public-sector unions, usually from the uninformed but opinionated, who are satisfied criticizing things they don’t understand. To each their own, I guess.
That would be fine except these critics vote.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If you're a reader looking for an author/book event this week, you're in luck. From sports to history, fiction, poetry and more, this week's calendar is full of opportunities for readers and writers to meet and chat about the topics they love.
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:15 PM
As we move into May, the Courant continues its yearlong observance of the newspaper’s 250th anniversary with a new theme — Connecticut at War.
Connecticut has always played key roles in conflict, both domestically and internationally. We...
| May 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776.
Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 1:33 PM
“The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832” by historian Alan Taylor won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for history. The book, which examines the impact of runaway slaves from Virginia who fled to the British for protection and...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Easter is a holiday of hope. It was on Easter Sunday 75 years ago that Marian Anderson, whose grandfather had been a slave, sowed hope in the heart of the nation with her legendary performance.
The famed contralto sang "America" on the steps of the...
| May 17, 2014
One by one, the sacred cows hit the ground, adroitly tipped over by the best-selling author Steve Berry in his 13th historical novel, "The Lincoln Myth."
Berry, 59, is a Florida-based former attorney and county commissioner turned author whose...
| May 4, 2014
| 9:34 PM
Teresa Valcarce wants to see Congress keep a promise it made in 1783.
Back then, the year the Revolutionary War ended, Congress agreed to display a portrait of Bernardo de Galvez in the Capitol to honor the Spanish statesman's efforts to aid the...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:19 PM
The Don José Verdugo Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, presented Good Citizen Awards and JROTC Awards to local high school students who have exhibited outstanding leadership skills as well as outstanding qualities of service, dependability...
| May 16, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Molly O. Molter, the last surviving member of the family that owned Owens Yacht Co., who was known as "The Lady Boat Builder," died May 2 of respiratory failure at Genesis Eldercare Spa Creek Center in Annapolis. She was 104.
The daughter of Charles C....