| 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...
| 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 7, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Thursday’s entry is the third installment of a series taking a look at each of the eight Division III programs in this state according to their order of finish from last season. The Sun’s lacrosse preview is slated to be published on Friday,...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Writing literary fiction is a pursuit for neither the impatient nor the faint of heart. It takes years to learn the craft, then more years to break into the famously insular, heavily guarded world of high-level publishing. It's a slog, in short,...
| Mar 3, 2013
Jeanine Basinger has been happily married for 45 years, so she knows a lot about how to make a marriage work. Basinger, the founder and director of the Film Studies Department at Wesleyan University in Middletown, also knows a lot about marriage movies,...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:16 PM
At this year's Florida Film Festival, the rallying cry could be borrowed from history: "The British are coming! The British are coming!"
For the first time, a special program of short films from the United Kingdom is part of the annual 10-day festival...
| Mar 23, 2013
Actor Ronny Cox was one of the four stars of the 1972 movie “Deliverance” and had another leading role in the Oscar Best-picture-nominated “Bound For Glory.” He had other memorable roles in “RoboCop,” “Total...
| Feb 28, 2013
The 40th anniversary of the Wounded Knee occupation is Feb. 27. Photographer Jim Hubbard was there and gave us this account of those days covering the event for United Press International: During the cold of winter in late February 1973, UPI dispatched me...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 17, 2011
The chips are falling into place for Homeboy Industries.
The hottest-selling snack item at 256 Ralphs deli sections across Southern California in the first weeks of February wasn't pretzels, or cheese puffs, or pita or bagel crisps. According to the...