| Sep 14, 2011
| 12:41 PM
By Nate Owen
Dave Calabrese launched his automotive career as a technician for Goodyear in 1977, but he began buying and selling cars before he was old enough to drive.
“I bought my first car when I was 13,” Calabrese, the owner of...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 7:34 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: After its location in the southwestern corner of Fairfield, one of three towns, along with Weston and Norwalk, from which it was incorporated.
HISTORY: Settled in the mid-1600s when three farmers were given permission to settle the...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Diana Nyad is back in the news. In the next few weeks, the swimming legend will attempt a 103-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, a feat she failed to accomplish in 1978, when she was in her late 20s. The 61-year-old athlete won worldwide fame in 1975 when...
| Oct 23, 2011
Celebrity clothing brands have become a ubiquitous force in fashion, but this wasn't always the case. A decade ago, attaching a famous name to a mass-market brand was still fairly rare and was seen by some as a last alternative when movie scripts and TV...
| May 30, 2011
| 12:08 AM
Let’s just say that crowds weren’t a problem this year at B.O.M.B. Fest.
Actually, from a certain perspective, that was the problem.
About 8,000 people paid to attend (an average of 4,000 per day, with another 500 total comped in) the two-...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 2:20 PM
Near the end of the classic movie Cool Hand Luke, Paul Newman looks to George Kennedy and says, "What we've got here is a failure to communicate."
Same goes for me and the Charlottesville Daily Progress' Whitey Reid.
Reid and I have had a spirited,...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 5:45 AM
A 42-year-old Tinley Park man was killed when his SUV rolled over on the outbound Dan Ryan Expressway, authorities said this morning.
Killed was Paul Newman, of the 17100 block of South Oak Park Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 10:37 AM
WEST SUFFIELD -- As soon as Tim and Cara Beneski heard the news on Sept. 26, 2008, they called their sons to "The Island," their king size bed that is haven for family time.
"We told them Paul Newman had passed away," Cara said. "They were hysterical, so...
| Jun 19, 2011
From "King Lear" to "Leave it to Beaver," works of fiction have featured memorable dads. Here's a Father's Day sampler:
1. Chevy Chase plays Clark Griswold in four "Vacation" feature films, but Clark's two kids are played by different actors in each....
| Jan 5, 2012
| 6:22 PM
Several groups are angling to seize control of Baltimore's Grand Prix as city officials seek a new management team in the wake of the financial collapse of the company that organized the inaugural race.
At least two teams — each headed by a...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 1:41 PM
I spent yesterday at the U.S. Courthouse in New Haven. I'd been drafted for jury service before but this was the first time I'd been called for a federal trial. I served the local Superior Court in 2006, but the people involved decided to settle before...