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  • Connecticut's Nicknames Evidence Of Early Inventive Spirit: A Chronology

    Connecticut's Nicknames Evidence Of Early Inventive Spirit: A Chronology
    Connecticut started with an innovation, called the "Constitution State" because it formed a formal government with what some say is the first ever such charter – the Fundamental Orders – in the late 1630s.
  • New England's Flirtation With Independence

    New England's Flirtation With Independence
    On Dec. 15, 1814 — 200 years ago — the Hartford Convention began a three-week debate about the relationship between the then 18 states and the federal government. The meeting was held in secret by New England members of the Federalist Party...

    Boyertown's Frecon Farms is high on hard cider

    Boyertown's Frecon Farms is high on hard cider
    It was a favorite beverage of the Founding Fathers, and George Washington even included it among the rations for his soldiers during the Revolutionary War. But over time, hard cider fell out of favor, and Prohibition delivered a real blow to the...

    Unfaithfully executing the law

    President Obama is soon expected to issue an executive order that would make it possible for some illegal immigrants, many of whom are the parents of children who are American citizens, to live and work in this country without the threat of deportation,...

    Historical connection can boost value of otherwise minor items

    Q: I have a ticket stub from April 1996 that says, "Top of the World at the World Trade Center." Does it have any value? A: Ordinarily, ticket stubs from observation decks, restaurants, etc. have only sentimental value. But smart collectors know this...