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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...
  • The Homestead, established in 1766, has refreshed guests since before Revolutionary War

    The Homestead, established in 1766, has refreshed guests since before Revolutionary War
    "Yep, I've seen a lot of changes," says 88-year-old Virginia Strasser. She has worked behind the scenes at what is now The Omni Homestead Resort & Spa deep in the Allegheny Mountains for 62 years. Strasser is one of an exclusive club of employees who...
  • TCA 2014: Ken Burns digs up unseen footage for 'The Roosevelts'

    TCA 2014: Ken Burns digs up unseen footage for 'The Roosevelts'
    Ken Burns is used to telling stories that have been told before. That comes with the territory when you work on documentaries covering momentous points in history, including the Civil War, World War II and the Prohibition era. But for his new seven-part,...
  • Chicago's first cardinal not afraid to lead in city -- and the world

    Chicago's first cardinal not afraid to lead in city -- and the world
    Seeing the red hat of Chicago's first Roman Catholic cardinal hanging from the ceiling of Holy Name Cathedral, the city's next archbishop might well say to himself: "That is a tough act to follow." George Mundelein put the heartland on the...
  • Congress took impeachment seriously with Watergate

    Bill Cohen served as an influential three-term U.S. senator, as well as secretary of defense, and is a respected global thinker. He believes his defining political moment was a summer four decades ago. As a 33-year-old freshman Republican representative...
  • On Theater: In with the new at Laguna Playhouse

    It's only July, but the Laguna Playhouse's 2014-15 season is off and running with "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" now in residence through Aug. 19. If this show is any criterion, it's going to be an exciting year for playhouse devotees. This is a "new"...
  • James MacGregor Burns dies at 95; Pulitzer-winning historian

    James MacGregor Burns, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and political scientist who analyzed the nature of presidential leadership and wrote candid biographies of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, died Tuesday at his home in Williamstown, Mass....
  • A celebration of Freedom. Interpretations may vary

    The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Friday, July 4: When did the concept of "freedom" become conflated with "selfishness"? We started wondering about this back in April, when Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was burning through...
  • Despite doomsayers, Obama leads a recovery

    The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Monday, July 14: President Barack Obama's political opponents doubtless won't take "yes" for an answer or acknowledge that his stewardship of the economy has been on track, but the June...
  • Farmington Museum Exhibit Seeks To Identify Former Union School Teachers, Students

    FARMINGTON — The Unionville Museum is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Union School with an exhibit featuring photographs and artifacts that span the decades. The school, built on School Street in 1939, was commissioned through President...
  • Martin Schram: Cleveland's GOP convention news recalls forgotten lesson for fiery pols

    What a week for Cleveland! On the second Tuesday of a sweltering July, the Republican National Committee announced it was bringing its 2016 presidential convention and all the economic kick and image glories that go with it to the city that for decades...