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  • Hartford Educator Was A Polarizing Figure, But M.D. Fox's Legacy Endures

    Hartford Educator Was A Polarizing Figure, But M.D. Fox's Legacy Endures
    HARTFORD — In the early 1900s, a time when the city schools were divided into three locally run districts, there was one educator who became a lightning rod for them all: Michael D. Fox. Fox, the fiery superintendent of Hartford's Washington...
  • Patriotism delivered one coupon at a time

    Patriotism delivered one coupon at a time
    On a blindingly bright fall day, a group of men sit at the bar inside American Legion Post 162 in Deerfield Beach. They chat about the news, sports, and their challenges both past and present. A few steps beyond, up a flight of stairs, a few volunteers...
  • Congressman battles doctor in 17th District

    In the 17th congressional district, which slices through historically Democratic areas that include parts of the Lehigh Valley, Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright is facing a challenge from a conservative-leaning doctor operating on a shoestring...
  • North and Northwest suburban event calendar Oct. 16-22

    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit Thursday, Oct. 16 "Pleading for the Future: A Play": Watch the production based on the Leopold...
  • North and northwest suburban event calendar, Oct. 9-15

    North and northwest suburban event calendar, Oct. 9-15
    Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Oct. 9 Dann & Raymond's Movie Night: Daily Herald film editor...
  • Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 23-29

    Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 23-29
    Event highlights for the weekend and beyond in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit:triblocal.com/events. Family 5K and health fair The...
  • Capt. Lovell helps dedicate Blue Star Memorial marker in Lake Forest

    Capt. Lovell helps dedicate Blue Star Memorial marker in Lake Forest
    More than 100 people turned out for a Blue Star Memorial Marker dedication at the Telegraph Road Train Station Garden in Lake Forest Thursday morning. The event featured special guest Captain James Lovell and included a dignified Color Guard ceremony,...
  • After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers

    After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers
    The freight train derailment and explosion that caused millions of dollars in property damage in Rosedale last year spurred National Transportation Safety Board officials on Wednesday to call for new laws banning the use of hands-free cellphone devices by...
  • Top 3 Concerts: Puddles Pity Party, Ian Anderson, Pork Dukes

    Top 3 Concerts: Puddles Pity Party, Ian Anderson, Pork Dukes
    PUDDLES PITY PARTY Puddles Pity Party is no joke. Yes, it's funny in a weirded-out way — a 7-foot clown from Atlanta, Ga. with a golden voice sings operatic versions of songs such as Lorde's hit "Royals." A video of that song Puddles did with...
  • Lt. Col. Earl W. Nesbitt, veteran

    Lt. Col. Earl W. Nesbitt, veteran
    Lt. Col. Earl W. Nesbitt, a retired decorated career Army officer who had fought in Vietnam and remained a staunch advocate for veterans, died Sunday at Northwest Hospital of complications from diabetes. He was 74. The son of James Robert Nesbitt Sr., a...
  • Xavier To Name New Football Field After Larry McHugh Saturday

    Xavier To Name New Football Field After Larry McHugh Saturday
    MIDDLETOWN — Larry McHugh is president of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Board of Trustees at the University of Connecticut. But those titles are not what he holds in highest regard. "Wherever I am, when someone still...