Nikki Wells and Barbara McNickles, a 40-something lesbian couple from Ohio, didn't think of themselves as economic trendsetters when they got in their car and drove to Connecticut on a chilly day in March last year.
They just wanted to get married....
ORIGINS: Settled in 1633 as a Dutch trading post called House of Hope. Founded in 1635 by a group of settlers from Massachusetts led by the Rev. Thomas Hooker.
NAME: Originally called Newtown, it was named Hartford in 1637 after Hertford, England.
When the Driscoll brothers established Phoenix Press in an old brick factory at the confluence of the Quinnipiac and Mill rivers in the early 1980s, they never considered the wind.
But the gusts and zephyrs will soon bring them
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Probable for one, and maybe impossible for the other.
That's the tasks at hand for the American Heritage and Dillard football teams heading into their regional semifinal games on Friday.
American Heritage did everything it could to prepare for a playoff...
Recap: Kentucky 105, Texas-Arlington 76
No. 5 Kentucky 105, Texas-Arlington 76: James Young was the breakout freshman of the night with 26 points as the Wildcats sprinted past the visiting Mavericks.
Young went 8-of-14 from the field,...
This column, which I started writing Wednesday afternoon, was originally going to be about how Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was a shoo-in to win the Heisman Trophy.
Now, sadly, it is about how there's no way he can win it.
Not as long as...
Michael Turnbell, on Transportation
, Sun Sentinel Columnist
| Oct 21, 2013
Q: When will construction of the new Sunrise Boulevard bridge over the Middle River begin?
Noreene Taylor, Wilton Manors
A: Nov. 5. The work is set to take three years.
A construction kickoff meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at the...
At West Orange High outside Orlando, two high-school seniors with Down syndrome have been elected homecoming king and queen by their classmates.
It's the first time anyone in the Orange County School District, the 10th largest in the nation, can...
It took a Chicago guy named Daley to honestly assess the "enormity" of American politics.
But I'm sure glad he did.
"Even though you're around it for a long time, you don't get a sense of the enormity of it until you get into it," Bill Daley said...
Some Illinois Democrats might be suffering from Bill Daley Withdrawal Syndrome, but his exit from the race for governor does one thing:
It infuses energy and focus into the Republican gubernatorial primary, with candidates asking GOP voters this...
MITCH WEISS, Associated Press
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An unarmed man shot by police as he sought help after a car crash had moved to North Carolina to be with his fiancee and was working two jobs, his family said Monday.
Family members said at a...
FORT LAUDERDALE – Dillard may have a new starting quarterback when it plays next at Stephenville (Texas) on Sept. 14.
The Panthers, who have a bye this week, also now have a competition for the QB job between senior Bud Martin and junior Jason...
Ask any of the four Republican governor candidates why they're running, and they'll quickly tick off a list of Illinois' perceived ills under Gov. Pat Quinn and the state's Democratic legislative leadership.
Dig a bit deeper and they'll each cite the...