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  • Memorial held for policeman slain after Boston Marathon bombing

    CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) - More than 1,600 people gathered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday for a memorial service for a popular campus police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon...
  • Unlock a historic stay with C&O Canal Quarters program

    Unlock a historic stay with C&O Canal Quarters program
    For anyone who enjoys bike riding or hiking, the path along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is special. Riding there on a recent chilly spring morning, I see the Potomac River to my left, serene in some spots, roaring with foamy fury in others. To my right,...
  • Relationships finally get more complicated on TV

    Humans are hard-wired to seek symmetry, and nowhere is that more obvious than on TV. From the days of "The Honeymooners" onward, most everything there boils down to pairs. In recent years these have come in three basic varieties: romance, bromance and...
  • South Korea seeks arrest warrant for ferry captain

    SEOUL, South Korea South Korean state prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for captain Lee Jun Seok as investigators look into the actions of the crew of the ferry that capsized and sank off the country's southwest. The 69-year-old Lee is accused of...
  • READER SUBMITTED: South Windsor Resident To Run In Boston Marathon On April 21 As A Tribute

    Denise Pantason, BS, PTA, a South Windsor resident and therapist at Integrated Rehabilitation Services in Vernon, will be running in the 2014 Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21 in remembrance of those killed and injured in last year's Marathon, and to...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Ellison Banks Findly Presents Inaugural Lecture

    In her inaugural lecture on April 2 as the Scott M. Johnson '97 Distinguished Professor of Religion at Trinity College, Ellison Banks Findly examined the tension between "the worldly" and "the other worldly" in Indian culture, exploring three models for...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Library Fundraiser With Petit Foundation

    There's still time to support the Friends of Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, the Petit Family Foundation, and Michaela's Garden Project. The Friends is partnering with the Petit Family Foundation to sell 4 O'Clocks, Michaela's favorite flower. These...
  • World of SEALs revealed in photo exhibit

    World of SEALs revealed in photo exhibit
    Many years ago, when she was relatively new to the world of photography — to the world, actually, since she was only 7 years old — Stephanie Freid-Perenchio went on a family vacation to Yosemite National Park and, oh, let's let her tell the...
  • Archaeologists unearth lost landscape of Colonial Williamsburg

    Archaeologists unearth lost landscape of Colonial Williamsburg
    President Franklin Roosevelt wasn’t the only one impressed by Duke of Gloucester Street when he dedicated Colonial Williamsburg’s newly reconstructed 18th-century thoroughfare in 1934. Laid out according to a plan drawn by Gov. Francis...
  • For Good Friday, Marian Anderson's incomparable performance of 'Crucifixion'

    For Good Friday, Marian Anderson's incomparable performance of 'Crucifixion'
    On Easter Sunday 75 years ago -- April 9, 1939 -- Marian Anderson gave a concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for a crowd of about 75,000 who braved the cool weather, and a huge national audience listening on radio. The African American...
  • Class of '57 holding 57th reunion in College Park

    Class of '57 holding 57th reunion in College Park
    Joan Cayce Milligan has a lot of fond memories of attending Edgewater High School and being a part of the graduating class in 1957 – since it was such a very different, and appealing, era, she said. “We are so fortunate we grew up in this...