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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 Music Man' marches into DeSales

    Look like there's trouble in River City and that can only mean "The Music Man" is marching onto the DeSales University stage for Act 1's final production of the season. It opens Wednesday. The musical taps into the nostalgia for small-town USA circa 1912...
  • Jeremy Renner to Narrate History's World War Series

    Jeremy Renner is set to narrate History's three-night event series "The World Wars." The series tells the story of three decades of war from the perspective of men like Franklin Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, George Patton, Benito Mussolini, Winston Churchill,...
  • 'The Address': Ken Burns on the Gettysburg Address and binge watching

    'The Address': Ken Burns on the Gettysburg Address and binge watching
    For his latest documentary, "The Address," Ken Burns changed up his traditional style of sprawling looks at major historical events in favor of a short, cinema verite look at the lives of young boys at a Vermont school who are challenged to memorize and...
  • Spiritual woman, 102, has attended same Wildwood church for 80 years

    WILDWOOD — When Olive Watson joined Wildwood United Methodist Church, Franklin D. Roosevelt was in the early stages of his first term as president, America was in the throes of the Great Depression and the Lone Ranger was a major hit on the radio....
  • White House news group honors black reporter it once barred

    WASHINGTON Harry S. McAlpin made history in February 1944 when he became the first black reporter to cover a presidential news conference at the White House. Time magazine and The New York Times noted the milestone. And Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who'd...
  • Chairmen's term limits make Congress work better

    Two of the most skilled Republican members of the House of Representatives announced their retirement over the past 10 days. Their departure is unfortunate, but the hand-wringing over term limits for committee chairmen is misplaced. Ways and Means...
  • Digging out of the CIA-Senate quagmire

    Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), voted to declassify parts of its report on the CIA's rendition, detention and interrogation program. The White House, the CIA and the Senate still have to negotiate...
  • Jeb gives Americans, wannabes hope: My Word

    Jeb gives Americans, wannabes hope: My Word
    Jeb Bush startled me the other day. His frank words captured my imagination. He said many undocumented immigrants come to America as an "act of love" for their families. He said they're not committing a "felony." The former Florida governor offered...
  • A landmark concert 75 years ago

    It was 75 years ago that Marian Anderson gave her famous outdoor performance at the Lincoln Memorial. The concert, known today as the "Freedom Concert," occurred on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939. It was a moment of great symbolic importance for racial...
  • 'Jack Ryan' Producer Mace Neufeld Launching FDR Thriller (EXCLUSIVE)

    Producer Mace Neufeld, who's overseen the Jack Ryan franchise and "Omen" films, is ramping up development of WWII thriller "Pursuit." Nesim Hason's New Films International is financing and producing the $45 million project. The script, penned by the...