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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. HISTORY: Settled in the mid-1600s when three farmers were given permission to settle the...
  • 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....
  • Maddonna and Young: A presidential campaign history lesson for Romney

    Maddonna and Young: A presidential campaign history lesson for Romney
    Much chatter amid even more controversy has met the news that Mitt Romney may be running again for president. Whether he should or shouldn't, whether he will or won't are questions to be answered over the next several months. But we don't have to wait...
  • 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...
  • Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88; Chicano rights movement leader

     Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88; Chicano rights movement leader
    On June 5, 1967, a group of armed men, led by fiery preacher Reies Lopez Tijerina, arrived at the county courthouse in the small New Mexico community of Tierra Amarilla. They were there to free prisoners who were arrested in a land grant dispute and to...
  • Day one for new Saudi king shows challenges at home and abroad

    BEIRUT Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz began his first day on the job with a crisis. Just hours before he was named king following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the Yemeni president who was appointed through a Saudi-led initiative resigned...
  • 'Annie' demonstrates its durability at the Hippodrome

    'Annie' demonstrates its durability at the Hippodrome
    There's nothing like a little orphan to combat a Depression. Hollywood pushed that concept hard with Shirley Temple movies. Broadway seconded the notion with "Annie," the much-loved, much-traveled musical that is back in Baltimore, flashing enough smiles...
  • With State of the Union, Obama sets agenda ... for 2016 election

     With State of the Union, Obama sets agenda ... for 2016 election
    Few if any of the domestic policy proposals President Obama talked about in his sixth State of the Union speech stand much chance of landing on his desk to be signed into law, but they've already begun to have an impact in another arena: shaping the...
  • Author, filmmaker shares heroic tale

    Author, filmmaker shares heroic tale
    Author and filmmaker Steven Pressman shares the story of his wife's grandparents freeing 50 children from Nazi controlled Austria to the United States in "50 Children" Jan. 22 at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale. The event is part of the ongoing David...
  • Cancel the State of the Union

    Mid-January is the time to ask the annual question: Are we ready for a big, noisy, overhyped prime-time production that has outgrown its simple origins and usually leaves us feeling both gorged and disappointed? If not, you may want to skip the State of...
  • Europeans love America, except when they can't stand it

    To the editor: Europeans, like many others in the world, can't stand Americans and can't get enough of them. They watch us, they copy us, they travel to see us. When they visit our mountains and deserts and woods and cities, they are astounded and...