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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...
  • Library of Congress welcomes recordings by the Doors, Righteous Brothers

    Library of Congress welcomes recordings by the Doors, Righteous Brothers
    With nods to the Doors, Sly & the Family Stone, the Righteous Brothers and Steve Martin, the latest selections to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry have a¬†decidedly California slant. Each year the institution surveys more than...
  • Historic 1930s WPA bridge to be dismantled

    The crumbling 1930s-era bridge over the former Doaneville mill dam is set to be closed and dismantled later this year due to its deteriorated state. Town officials have determined that the bridge, which connects Carroll Row with Sheldon Road, is too...
  • Manes: Soldier, musician, railcar maker keeps on going

    Manes: Soldier, musician, railcar maker keeps on going
    "I remember Glenn Miller coming to me once, before he had his own band, saying, 'How do you do it? How do you get started? It's so difficult.' I told him, I don't know but whatever you do don't stop. Just keep on going." — Benny Goodman Ed Pakan...
  • Rauner asks mayors to support 'turnaround agenda'

    Rauner asks mayors to support 'turnaround agenda'
    Gov. Bruce Rauner is personally meeting with mayors throughout the state in an effort to get them to support his "turnaround agenda" for Illinois and put pressure on the legislature. But according to Southland mayors I spoke with, the governor is...
  • Annapolis auction firm Theriault's to sell childhood items from estate of Shirley Temple

    Annapolis auction firm Theriault's to sell childhood items from estate of Shirley Temple
    The cherubic child star Shirley Temple tap danced her way into millions of hearts in the 1930s, helping to lift the nation's spirit during the Great Depression. Though it's been more than 80 years since her screen debut, memories will be stirred this...
  • Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley

    DAY TRIPPIN' •"Joseph," Sight & Sound Theatre, lunch at Shady Maple, June 2. $95. St. Francis of Assisi Church, Stephanie, 610-433-6102. •Nightscapes, Longwood Gardens, Aug. 21. $60. "Joseph," Sight & Sound Theatre, Oct. 7. The "Platters"...
  • The president wants to 'fast track' two massive trade deals. Congress should slow him down.

    The president wants to 'fast track' two massive trade deals. Congress should slow him down.
    President Obama is asking Congress to grant him trade promotion authority, the ability to "fast track" two massive trade deals with Europe and Asia: the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. This would allow him...
  • Take a day trip in Osceola and Polk counties

    Take a day trip in Osceola and Polk counties
    Looking to spend a day in Osceola and Polk counties? Here is one itinerary.  Osceola County Welcome Center Kissimmee The Osceola County Welcome Center, where a visitor can buy theme-park tickets and pick up coupons for other tourist spots, is a...
  • Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont includes memorabilia

    Presidents Hall of Fame in Clermont includes memorabilia
    "Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere." These famous words of President Franklin Roosevelt's 1940s speech to Congress ring through the Presidents Hall of Fame museum, 123 U.S. Highway 27, a block or so away from the Florida Citrus...
  • Great Depression comes to Broward

    Great Depression comes to Broward
    Broward County got a bitter taste of the Great Depression years before it was visited upon the rest of the country. The mid-1920s land boom in Broward saw property prices swelling to hundreds of times their original value, with lots that sold for $200...