| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:02 PM
If Chester Nez dared to use his Navajo language in school, punishment was swift and literally distasteful. He had to scrub his tongue with a toothbrush and wash out his mouth with bitter soap.
So he was intrigued when recruiters from the U.S. Marines...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Shortly before noon on July 29, two large explosions filled the air near the Enfield Public Library.
The loud booming sounds were the culmination of a 45-minute presentation by the Ninth Massachusetts Light Artillery Regiment, a group of Civil War re-...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:55 PM
To Myron Barnstone, artistic skill is not genetic or a divine gift, nor is it learned through faithful copying.
To be a master artist is not to be simply "creative."
Skill, no matter what medium, is based on years of rigorous training, mastered...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:53 PM
LEESBURG — Three Leesburg Lightning players are part of a team stepping up to the plate, literally and figuratively, in a display of international diplomacy.
The Lightning teammates were picked to represent a squad from the six-team Florida...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:06 AM
SIMSBURY — Gilbert Anderson, a retired manager at Hamilton Standard who founded the Connecticut Industrial Ski Council, died on April 30. He was 81.
Anderson was born in 1932 and grew up in West Hartford in a family of Swedish immigrants. After...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Philip Marshak, a director known for his work on numerous horror and X-rated films of the 1970s and '80s, died Thursday, July 24 in Los Angeles after a battle with diabetes and leukemia. He was 80.
Born in the Bronx, NY, Marshak worked as an...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Most American presidents' reputations improve after they leave office. In the warm light of history, once-derided chief executives seem to gain retroactive stature.
The most vivid example is Harry Truman, who left the White House during the Korean War...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 1:01 PM
Donald H. Seitz, a retired civil engineer who spent most of his career with McLean Contracting Co. of Baltimore and Norfolk, Va., died Aug. 3 of heart failure at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster. He was 88.
The son of Henry Seitz, a Baltimore &...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Disillusionment with Washington has rarely run higher. Congress is unable to act even in areas where there is widespread agreement that measures are necessary, such as immigration, infrastructure spending and business tax reform.
| Aug 3, 2014
| 1:21 PM
In Barry Kirsch's photograph, his subject regards the camera with a soldier's eyes weary from the horrors of war. The dirt on his face speaks of long hours crouched in the jungles of Vietnam. Just under that dirt: the face of a 10-year-old child.
| Aug 4, 2014
Alexander T. Georgas taught industrial arts for 33 years at Fenton High School and also oversaw the Bensenville school's diversified occupation program, which combined classroom teaching with on-the-job, vocational experience.
"He bestowed so much...