| May 5, 2011
| 1:52 PM
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...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:25 AM
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...
| Dec 23, 2012
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...
| Jun 6, 2009
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...
| Dec 17, 2009
| 11:16 AM
| Sep 20, 2009
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...
| Sep 29, 2002
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...