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  • Schooners, Chowder And Family Fun At Maritime Heritage Festival

    Schooners, Chowder And Family Fun At Maritime Heritage Festival
    Who has the top chowder in New London? On Sept. 13, 20 city restaurants vie for the title of "fan favorite" as they offer up their best recipes during the 2014 Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival, which runs Sept. 11 to 13. The event, in its second...
  • Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes

    Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes
    In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived. The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
  • Unaware, Then Overwhelmed: Hurricane Of 1938 Still Historic

    Unaware, Then Overwhelmed: Hurricane Of 1938 Still Historic
    When the topic is hurricanes in these parts, the conversation begins and ends with the one that stormed ashore on Sept. 21, 1938. "The Great Hurricane of 1938," slammed into Long Island with such force that it registered on a seismograph in Alaska and...
  • Saved From A Life In Slavery

    Though local history contains many accounts of injustice perpetrated against enslaved black people here, the story of one Hebron family illuminates the better angels of Connecticut's nature. Caesar and Lois Peters and their children were the property...
  • New London Towards Africa

    New London Towards Africa
    The island greeted me with its stillness, the tropical air so hot and thick it felt like a weight on my body. I waded ashore in water as warm as a bath, and looked up. Behind the trees where the shoreline ends, I could see patches of a stone wall,...
  • New England Lighthouses Offer Tours, Activities

    New England Lighthouses Offer Tours, Activities
    Seems like every time I take a trip to the shore, which is as often as I can during the summer, I can't resist buying a postcard, magnet or some other souvenir featuring the image of a lighthouse. Whenever I look at them, I'm reminded of the sea and the...
  • 35 found in ship container were from Afghanistan, British police say

    35 found in ship container were from Afghanistan, British police say
    Thirty-five people found trapped inside a shipping container near a London-area port are from Afghanistan, British police said Sunday. Among those found in the container Saturday was a man who was pronounced dead at the scene at the Port of Tilbury on...
  • Connecticut Museums That Are Accessible To All Budgets

    Connecticut Museums That Are Accessible To All Budgets
    For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
  • Former New London Pharmaceutical CEO Pleads Guilty to Environmental Crime

    The former head of New London-based Sheffield Pharmaceuticals pleaded guilty Tuesday to a criminal charge of knowingly allowing the dumping of chemical pollutants into a public sewage system that discharged into the Thames River for more than seven years....
  • Course Source: Cedars at Dungeness, Foxhills

    The Sports Xchange Course Source: Cedars at Dungeness, Foxhills IN THE PUBLIC EYE: The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course in Sequim, Wash., on the grounds of the 7 Cedars Casino THE LAYOUT: Between sightseeing in Port Townsend, Port Angeles and nearby...
  • On top of the world in Europe

    On top of the world in Europe
    The Cube, a unique, temporary "pop-up" restaurant that first surfaced in Brussels and Milan, is making its way through Stockholm and London. At every stop, this whimsical, one-of-a-kind dining experience is commanding attention from foodies. In each...