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  • Connecticut's Trees Hold Memories, History

    Trees matter in Connecticut, and always have. The Charter Oak, the muscularly limbed behemoth in which Connecticut's charter was secreted to protect it from the king's agents in 1687, is central to our political creation story. Though it fell in an 1856...
  • Late-1700s Engraver Imprisoned At New-Gate For Counterfeiting

    Late-1700s Engraver Imprisoned At New-Gate For Counterfeiting
    Richard Brunton was a Connecticut artist who engraved his way not only into the homes of the wealthy with his prestigious prints during the time of the American Revolution, but also into the notorious Old New-Gate Prison where he lived after being...
  • Judge sides with Chris Christie aides over bridge documents

    Judge sides with Chris Christie aides over bridge documents
    Two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie don’t have to turn over their emails and other documents, a New Jersey judge ruled Wednesday, dealing a serious setback to a state legislative committee’s effort to answer the questions...
  • Post Office workers labor under increasing loads in 1914

    An article in the April 18, 1914 edition of The Argus reported the need for more help at the post office. In spite of the increase in the volume of mail coming to the Catonsville postoffice, including the load of parcels post packages, the Postoffice...
  • Orville Donnelly, retired physician

    Orville Donnelly, retired physician
    Orville Wright Donnelly, a retired physician who was a McDonogh School graduate, died of dementia complications March 28 at Kendall-Crosslands retirement community in Kennett Square, Pa. The former Homeland resident was 91. Born in Trenton, N.J., he was...
  • Has GM pulled a Pinto?

     Has GM pulled a Pinto?
    In the late 1960s, a charismatic vice president at Ford Motor Co. decided to bring out a low-priced car that could be produced for little money while bringing in huge profits. The executive's name was Lee Iacocca, and the Ford Pinto he championed became...
  • New Mount Vernon exhibit introduces George Washington the landscaper

    As a young surveyor and before serving as our country's first president, George Washington developed the ability to measure up a landscape and to take advantage of its natural features. He also had an eye for spatial awareness. Washington learned by...
  • Chris Christie's 'Bridgegate' given a $1-million coat of whitewash

    Well, as they say in Jersey, “Chris Christie didn’t do nuthin’!” On Thursday, the New Jersey governor’s handpicked legal team cleared him of any wrongdoing in "Bridgegate" — the four-day traffic tie-up in Fort Lee, N....
  • 2016 Republican hopefuls hope to woo Jewish donors

    2016 Republican hopefuls hope to woo Jewish donors
    LAS VEGAS — Long before voters begin paying attention to the 2016 presidential contest, the quiet race for the Republican Party's most elite donors was well under way in recent days as potential candidates made a pilgrimage west to court prolific...
  • Prayer in the secular republic

    Returning from a religious service (let's omit the denomination), I described it to my college roommate, who asked, "Why do those people bother to be there? What's their purpose?" I answered, "I believe that their purpose is to mean well."  I have the...
  • Music by Linda Ronstadt, Creedence to join National Recording Registry

    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Linda Ronstadt’s commercial breakthrough album, “Heart Like a Wheel,” the Everly Brothers’ career-rejuvenating 1960 hit “Cathy’s Clown” and Creedence...