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  • Low on money as elections approach, Broward Republicans fight with each other

    Low on money as elections approach, Broward Republicans fight with each other
    As the Broward Republican Party wrapped up its most recent gathering, Tim Myette of Pompano Beach formed his fingers in the shape of a gun and "shot" it into his foot. "It accomplished nothing," Myette said of the two hours in a warm hotel ballroom...
  • Middletown Sergeant Left Job And Family To Fight The Civil War

    Middletown Sergeant Left Job And Family To Fight The Civil War
    MIDDLETOWN — Sgt. James H. Powers was one of a handful of free blacks from Middletown who volunteered to fight in the Civil War, leaving their jobs and families for the good of the country. Powers was born around 1839 in Saybrook and worked as a...
  • Maj. Theodore Winthrop Of New Haven, 1st Ranking Officer To Be Killed In Civil War

    Maj. Theodore Winthrop Of New Haven, 1st Ranking Officer To Be Killed In Civil War
    In his first dispatch as a war correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, published in July 1861, Maj. Theodore Winthrop, a Yale man born in New Haven, wrote about his regiment's march from New York to Washington, D.C. Winthrop never got to see his...
  • Maryland was not nearly Confederate [Letter]

    Maryland was not nearly Confederate [Letter]
    Benjamin Todd Jealous claims that Maryland "would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-minute decision to impose martial law and arrest 12 members of the General Assembly to prevent them from taking a vote" ("Maryland: the...
  • A picture of the new South

    It is a state that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass both ran away from, a state that enslaved half its black population at the time of the Civil War. It is a state that would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-...
  • 'Land' of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. A column earlier this month by the Tribune's Amy "Ask Amy" Dickinson has gone......
  • Living Here: Museums and historic sites

    Living Here: Museums and historic sites
    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Saluting The Many Who Sacrificed All

    Saluting The Many Who Sacrificed All
    The Civil War, the United States' most deadly conflict, gave birth to two important ways to commemorate the rank-and-file who had fallen. One was Memorial Day, which we celebrate today. Originally known as Decoration Day, its original purpose was to set...
  • Lawmakers nearing end of spring session and still no budget

    Lawmakers nearing end of spring session and still no budget
    The General Assembly will be back in session today on one of the last days of the spring session, with lawmakers still trying to agree on a state budget. The Senate is set to reconvene at 10 a.m. and the House at 11:30 a.m. House Speaker Michael...
  • New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer

    New Easter Sunday sermon: The rich get richer
    During his final journey to Jerusalem, Jesus said: "And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." That sort of preaching was not very popular with the right-...
  • State budget would put off tough decisions until after election

    State budget would put off tough decisions until after election
    Illinois Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a new state spending plan that puts off many tough decisions until after the November election by relying on a series of time-tested budget tricks. To make ends meet, at least on paper, lawmakers would bump up...