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  • Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Closes With 'Lucky Fish' Author And Young Poets

    Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Closes With 'Lucky Fish' Author And Young Poets
    This year's Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, held on the grounds of Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, will present its closing event on Wednesday, Aug. 6.
  • Chapter One: The Plantation Next Door

    Chapter One: The Plantation Next Door
    The most disturbing evidence of Connecticut's long and profitable complicity in slavery lies hidden in plain sight in the town of Salem, in the fields and woods around an ice cream bar near Routes 11 and 82. There, archaeologists from Central Connecticut...

    Chapter Eight: The Debt

    Chapter Eight: The Debt
    James Forman stepped into The Riverside Church in Harlem clutching a cane in one hand and a copy of his "Black Manifesto" in the other. It was May 4, 1969, and the mostly white congregation - 1,500 voices strong - was singing the Sunday service's...

    Lebanon 'War Office' Played Central Role In Revolutionary War Planning

    Lebanon 'War Office' Played Central Role In Revolutionary War Planning
    "Arrived at Bunker Hill and commenced building a fort … were not discovered until the approach of daylight, when a British cannonade and bombardment commenced … completed the fort about 12 o'clock. It was a poor one ... but better than none....

    The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence

    The 'Provision State': Connecticut Resources Fed Struggle For Independence
    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...