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  • An Easter Concert 75 Years Ago

    An Easter Concert 75 Years Ago
    Easter is a holiday of hope. It was on Easter Sunday 75 years ago that Marian Anderson, whose grandfather had been a slave, sowed hope in the heart of the nation with her legendary performance. The famed contralto sang "America" on the steps of the...
  • Repeal Law That Closed Off Crime Records

    With two weeks to go in the General Assembly's 2014 session, count it as pretty much of a stalemate in Connecticut's privacy vs. disclosure war, a conflict touched off by the Newtown shootings. Inaction regarding new legislation is fine. More than...
  • The 'Morgan' Sails Again

    "'Tis advertised in Boston, New York and Buffalo a hundred hearty sailors, a whalin' for to go ..." As the Charles W. Morgan was towed past the New London Light last weekend to begin its 38th voyage, it took only the barest pulse of imagination to evoke...
  • Saluting The Many Who Sacrificed All

    Saluting The Many Who Sacrificed All
    The Civil War, the United States' most deadly conflict, gave birth to two important ways to commemorate the rank-and-file who had fallen. One was Memorial Day, which we celebrate today. Originally known as Decoration Day, its original purpose was to set...
  • Should Hartford Buy Wallace Stevens' House?

    Hartford has to love Wallace Stevens. He was an internationally acclaimed poet who was also the vice president of a local insurance company. He would walk from his home at 118 Westerly Terrace in the West End to the offices of the Hartford Financial...
  • Owner's Neglect Demolishing Historic House

    Owner's Neglect Demolishing Historic House
    What can you do when a property owner doesn't maintain a historic building? Some owners don't have the money or knowledge to care properly for their property. Others use neglect as a deliberate strategy for avoiding legal barriers or popular opposition....
  • Campus Rape Culture Must Be Eliminated

    "She's lying." "It was her choice to go to the party." "But frats raise money for charity." The student reaction to the alleged rape in the common room of Psi Upsilon fraternity last May reveals the extent to which rape culture thrives on Wesleyan...
  • Achievment Gap Tied To Affordable Housing

    Last fall, a root cause of Connecticut's worst-in-the-nation achievement gap was laid bare. Glastonbury was investigating more than 600 students to determine whether they lived outside the school district. They found 48. One school board member...
  • Awaiting Fate Is The Hardest Part

    Waiting to learn results of a decision you believe will decide your destiny is the emotional equivalent of having an itch in your shoulder blade right below where you can reach. If it goes on long enough, it can make a sensible person abject and send...
  • Connecticut's Trees Hold Memories, History

    Trees matter in Connecticut, and always have. The Charter Oak, the muscularly limbed behemoth in which Connecticut's charter was secreted to protect it from the king's agents in 1687, is central to our political creation story. Though it fell in an 1856...
  • Trailblazers To Generals: Women's Legacy

    At the ceremonial entrance of Arlington National Cemetery across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., stands a majestic citadel of white marble strung across the landscape like outstretched arms embracing visitors, pilgrims and mourners who come to...