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  • 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...
  • Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate

    Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate
    There are several states in the union that allow specialty license plates adorned with the Confederate flag. And now there could be one more, Texas. Will Florida be next? Probably not, but here's why. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District...
  • 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...
  • Fall brings haunted tours of Havre de Grace through November

    It's spooky, dear readers! Haunted tours of Havre de Grace run until Nov. 1, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $14. Call 410-939-1811 or email admin@mainstreethdg.com for details. Welcome to autumn! Acquire your fall harvest of pumpkins...
  • Marines getting warm welcome home after tour in Afghanistan

    Marines getting warm welcome home after tour in Afghanistan
    Marines returning home from the combat zone in Afghanistan got a warm welcome Monday. Karla Smiley and her Military Heroes Support Foundation hosted a homecoming celebration for 10 Marines at the American Legion in Pompano Beach. Some had no family to...
  • 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...
  • Yankee Polecat Insulator Club collectors gather

    For more than a century, glass and porcelain insulators graced the tops of most utility poles. Now that they are no longer used, they have become collectors' items. One group of insulator collectors, called the Polecat Insulators Club, recently held a...
  • Long-delayed Colorado VA hospital suffers another setback

    Long-delayed Colorado VA hospital suffers another setback
    Construction of the Veterans Administration hospital in Aurora, Colo. — already years behind schedule and hundreds of millions of dollars over budget — was dealt another blow when the company building the facility was told it could walk away...