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  • Counterfeiter Abel Buell Later Forged An Inventive Career

    In October the Library of Congress opened a new exhibition featuring the first map of the United States — the first ever to depict the Stars and Stripes. It was printed in New Haven in 1784 by a Connecticut engraver, Abel Buell, just half a year...
  • State Takes Family's Land To Build Highway, But Won't Return It After Road Project Dies

     State Takes Family's Land To Build Highway, But Won't Return It After Road Project Dies
    By the force of its eminent domain authority, the state Department of Transportation took 11.3 acres from an Andover couple 27 years ago for construction of the then-planned Route 6 expressway from Bolton to Windham. Now that expressway project is dead...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio to Jennifer Lawrence: 7 Biggest Surprises at Cannes Parties

    Cannes 2014 is over, and so are the 11 non-stop nights of Champagne-infused parties that were made all the more merrier thanks to a surplus of booze and shortage of food. Unlike U.S. premieres, movie stars arrive on the Croisette ready to hang loose. Here...
  • Report: Connecticut's Greenhouse Gas Levels Are Down, But More Action Is Needed

    Levels of greenhouse gas emissions in Connecticut have been pushed back to where they were decades ago, but much more needs to be done to meet the state's climate goals, a new state report says. Investments in energy efficiency, a regional shift to...
  • New foreclosure cases decline in South Florida

    New foreclosure cases decline in South Florida
    New foreclosure filings fell 75 percent across Broward County in May, another indication that the once-crushing mortgage crisis has passed. Broward had 275 new cases filed last month, compared with 1,087 in May 2013, according to a report released...
  • Oak Park changes energy source from green to brown

    Oak Park changes energy source from green to brown
    After two years as a model of success for green energy, Oak Park is going brown. The Oak Park Village Board chose an energy provider for the village's electric aggregation program that uses fossil fuels — or "brown" energy sources — over a...
  • Oak Park questions auction held during discussion on energy plan

    Oak Park questions auction held during discussion on energy plan
    The Village of Oak Park is reviewing its contract with an energy consultant after a glitch in an online auction occurred during the process in which the Village Board made an unpopular decision to purchase fossil fuel-based energy over green energy....
  • Highland Park show puts spotlight on mysterious photographer

    Many Highland Park residents might recall noticing a woman walking around with a Rolleiflex camera during the 1950s and 1960s. Some can even cite memories of this person as their nanny, a role she held for various Highland Park families. Very few,...
  • Frederick County horse 'paints' original watercolors

    Frederick County horse 'paints' original watercolors
    Metro Meteor, whose abstract paintings rapidly are becoming an art world sensation, might be just a horse. And the 11-year-old bay, like all equines, has a hard time distinguishing reds from greens or browns. Yet Metro's original watercolors have become...
  • Detroit's creditors want entire art museum collection to be fair game

    Creditors in Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy have engineered a new appraisal aimed at putting the Detroit Institute of Arts' entire collection in play as a possible chip to maximize the amount the city will be obligated to ante up for debt repayment....
  • Bryan Cranston: All the World's His Stage

    Spend enough time with Bryan Cranston and he'll show you the imaginary dial he uses to visualize how someone -- anyone, including you -- lives life. "I came up with this gauge 15, 20 years ago," he says, launching into a monologue with the easy...