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  • Close-up on Westport

    Close-up on Westport
    HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: After its location in the southwestern corner of Fairfield, one of three towns, along with Weston and Norwalk, from which it was incorporated.
  • Lost words, lost worlds

    It's a slim little book that had a powerful impact as this country and the rest of the world hovered on the edge of war in 1939: "Mrs. Miniver" by Jan Struther, which began as a collection of short newspaper columns in the Times about the daily life of an...

    Meet Ida May Fuller, who 75 years ago received the 1st Social Security check _ for $22.54

    Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social Security payout. Fuller, of Ludlow, Vermont, didn't realize it at the time, but her check helped launch the granddaddy of...

    Happy birthday to President Roosevelt

     
    After President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933, his Jan. 30th birthday became a nation wide celebration - and fund raising effort to fight polio.

    GOP lawmakers back Obama's push for new trade deals, but Democrats say jobs may suffer

    It doesn't happen often, but Republican lawmakers on Tuesday gave more support to President Barack Obama than did Democrats on a key issue: trade. Trade has long created strange politics, but the issue has languished on congressional back burners...