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  • Bargain-hunting vacations: Combine shopping with a great getaway

    Bargain-hunting vacations: Combine shopping with a great getaway
    We've combined two of America's favorite hobbies, bargain hunting and vacationing, to identify some fabulous destinations. Following are ideas for two-for-one vacations: Go for the journey, come home with the deals.
  • Summer day trips series: A siege to be remembered in Petersburg

    No one who knows the history of the Civil War needs to be reminded of the Siege of Petersburg's landmark status. But with the 150th anniversary of the brutal 10-month struggle in which the Union army finally brought the Confederacy to its knees, the...

    READER SUBMITTED: Noted Civil War Historian To Speak In Torrington

    The Vicksburg Campaign: Grant's Military Masterpiece, a lecture by the pre-eminent Civil War historian, Ed Bearss will take place on Tuesday July 29, at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 835 Riverside Ave., Torrington. The lecture is presented by...

    Let's tear the paper ceiling and get some women on U.S. currency

    Open your wallet and, assuming you aren’t exclusively a plastic user, you’ll probably find a range of denominations of U.S. currency stuffed in there. And they all share one embarrassing feature: The faces on the front are all men. President...

    Anniversary of 'Battle that saved Washington'

    MONOCACY, Md. — Baltimore and Ohio Railroad agents knew they had a serious problem brewing when a sizable Confederate force appeared unexpectedly near Frederick, Md., in early July 1864, during the American Civil War. These rebels could reap...