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  • Sydney W. Porter Jr., radiation expert, dies

    Sydney W. Porter Jr., radiation expert, dies
    Sydney Wynne "Syd" Porter Jr., a noted physicist and radiation expert who was called to Three Mile Island, Pa., in 1979 after an accident destroyed a reactor in what proved to be the nation's worst nuclear incident, died April 23 of lymphoma at a...
  • Whale of a Deal

    Mystic Seaport is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan with free admission and festivities for visitors Saturday. Events include music, demonstrations, hands-on activities, lectures and tours of the ship. Get the...
  • Dawn Hochsprung's Devotion To Family, Sandy Hook School Never Wavered

    Dawn Hochsprung's Devotion To Family, Sandy Hook School Never Wavered
    Dawn Hochsprung kept politics out of her professional life. But after the November election, Hochsprung, a registered Democrat, couldn't help sounding off to her Facebook friends in an exuberant post using the pseudonym "Dinna Fash," a term for "don't...
  • Five Questions: Connecticut's Tourism Czar

    Five Questions: Connecticut's Tourism Czar
    Karen Senich, 40, was appointed executive director of the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism in February 2008 after having served as the commission's acting director for a year. Senich is a Connecticut native who practiced law for 10 years before...
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  • Shipshape Again: Charles W. Morgan Being Restored, May Go To Sea

    Shipshape Again: Charles W. Morgan Being Restored, May Go To Sea
    From the day she was launched in 1841, the Charles W. Morgan has been lucky, not an inconsiderable quality in a small, wooden ship that pursued whales beyond what was then the known limit of the watery world.     It was a freak current, according to a...
  • 'Horse Jockeys' In The West Indies Trade

    'Horse Jockeys' In The West Indies Trade
    In January 1817, the brig Gleaner had the misfortune to leave Saybrook, West Indies-bound with a cargo of horses and other livestock, just as a winter gale hit. By the evening of the second day, the brig was wallowing under waves and the horses...