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  • Romeo Valianti, tax division director

    Romeo Valianti, tax division director
    Romeo Valianti, who had been director of the Maryland State Comptroller's Admissions and Amusement Tax Division, died Wednesday at his Finksburg home of a heart attack. He was 90. The son of Vincent Valianti, an immigrant Italian tailor, and Castellani...
  • Montgomery County shooter went from house to house in less than two hours

    Montgomery County shooter went from house to house in less than two hours
    An Iraq war veteran from Pennsburg methodically killed his ex-wife and five members of her family in a shooting rampage that started around 3:30 a.m. Monday in Souderton, then spread as he went to Lansdale and finally Lower Salford an hour and 45...
  • Wreaths Across America Day observed in Windsor cemetery

    National Wreaths Across America Day was observed on Dec. 13 at the Windsor Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The event was hosted by the Hispanic-American Veterans of Connecticut, Inc. (HAVOCT), Windsor's American Legion Post #59, and Carmon Community Funeral...
  • O.C.-area Pearl Harbor survivors group holds its last gathering

    O.C.-area Pearl Harbor survivors group holds its last gathering
    The three elderly men walked slowly to the front of the American Legion hall and settled into a row of chairs by the podium. They wore Hawaiian shirts, and white pants and shoes, and the words emblazoned on each of their caps noted their place in history:...
  • Regional Digest: Southington Football Team Honored By Walter Camp

    Southington Football Team Honored By Walter Camp The Southington Blue Knights, the No. 1 team in the state's high school football season-ending polls, is the Walter Camp Football Foundation's choice to receive the Joseph W. Kelly Award, which is awarded...
  • American Ambulance to take over town's emergency service

    American Ambulance to take over town's emergency service
    The Griswold Board of Selectmen voted Dec. 15 to contract with American Ambulance Service Inc. of Norwich to provide the town's emergency medical response, ending its seven-decade arrangement with Griswold Ambulance. First Selectman Kevin Skulczyck said...
  • Broward County Fair struggling to survive

    Broward County Fair struggling to survive
    People don't mark the Broward County Fair on their calendars anymore. The popularity of the once annual fair has fallen dramatically since the 1980s, when hundreds of thousands came through its gates in November in search of cotton candy and midway...
  • Clermont library offering free holiday programs of music, film

    Cooper Memorial Library will offer free holiday programs at the library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont. •The holiday music series will feature the Paul De Ritter Duo from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday performing seasonal music. DaVida, a Christian...
  • VA head outlines fix for troubled agency

    VA head outlines fix for troubled agency
    The new head of the Department of Veterans Affairs described the broad outlines Monday of an overhaul of the agency, which has been battered by scandals over lengthy delays setting up doctor's visits and attempts to cover up those backlogs. Advocates...
  • State Library Working On Record Of Connecticut's Role In The Great War

    State Library Working On Record Of Connecticut's Role In The Great War
    Howard Swanson was just a little tyke when he and his father went to New Britain General Hospital to visit his Uncle Jake. It was a long time ago, the mid-1930s, but the 82-year-old Plainville resident vividly recalls his uncle, Jacob (Fred) Bernasconi,...
  • Three weeks after Pearl Harbor, grief turns to joy (photos, video)

    Three weeks after Pearl Harbor, grief turns to joy (photos, video)
    When Thomas Reinsmith and his older sister found a letter from Pearl Harbor in late December 1941, they feared what new pain it might bring to their family. Their brother Vincent "Buddy" Reinsmith, then 19, had been reported lost in action and was...