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  • Connecting With The Connecticut River In Cromwell

    In the early part of the 20th century, commerce started to turn away from the Connecticut River and focused on the ribbons of roads and highways that started to crisscross the state. Many towns and cities along the river followed suit and turned their...
  • Child migrants have put America under siege [Letter]

    Child migrants have put America under siege [Letter]
    The graffiti artists in Carroll County may be spelling-challenged but their message is clear ("Carroll's revealing 'illeagle' graffiti," July 15). Moreover that message is becoming clear all over the United States as we watch in horror what's...
  • Lehigh Valley tugboat is linked to only WWI attack on U.S. soil

    It was July 21, 1918 and World War I was in its final year. The Perth Amboy, a tugboat owned by the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Co., and four barges were traveling off the coast of Cape Cod when a German submarine surfaced. The U-boat attacked the...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Mystic Seaport's Senior Historian Leads Illustrated Talk At Killingworth Library

    Dr. Glenn S. Gordinier will discuss Connecticut and the War of 1812 on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Killingworth Library. The illustrated talk "The Rocket' Red Glare, Connecticut, and the War of 1812" will examine how that oft forgotten war...
  • Leading from behind -- way behind

    Only now, after the latest offshoot of al-Qaida has emerged out of the desert in fanatical strength, cut through whatever is left of the Iraqi "army," and allowed to advance in all directions, has the supposed commander in chief of this country's armed...
  • Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive

    Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive
    If you've decided to take a car trip outside the Allentown area, you're in good company. Over the Independence Day weekend, AAA estimates almost 35 million Americans hit the road, the most since 2007. So if you've packed the car, filled the tank and...
  • Educational or recreational? With these road trips, it's the best of both worlds

    Educational or recreational? With these road trips, it's the best of both worlds
    No matter how hard parents try, it seems like educational ground gained during the school year is lost a bit in the summer. And no wonder: Kids want to put the stress on fun ? not that moms and dads mind a little vacation-time frolic. But what's wrong...
  • John Williams will conduct a new version of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

    America's national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," turns 200 this year. In honor of this momentous bicentennial, film composer John Williams will conduct a new arrangement of the notoriously hard-to-sing song during the annual Fourth of July...
  • World Cup showcases national anthems

     World Cup showcases national anthems
    Chicagoan Roxanne Spruance has heard "The Star-Spangled Banner" countless times before sporting events, but this week, as she stood among thousands of red, white and blue-cloaked fans at Soldier Field to watch the U.S. play Belgium in a World Cup match,...
  • Star-spangled anniversary

    Star-spangled anniversary
    As about 50 eighth-graders from New Jersey gathered around, Elizabeth White unzipped a large duffel bag. "It's coiled like a big snake in there," said White, a park ranger. The students helped remove the object. It was indeed moving but not in a scary...
  • July Fourth: A quiz on the making of the Declaration of Independence

    Remember how history class at the start of every school year began with the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence? Some of it has long since blurred; some of it is fable. (See Question 11.) If you wanted to see the Declaration of...