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  • When news moves faster than humans can travel, it changes everything

    At the start of World War I, a century ago last month, the Pacific Ocean was flecked with little islands whose only means of communication with the larger world was by steamer. Residents of American Samoa got a radio in July 1914, according to a...
  • Take a walk on the Connecticut Freedom Trail

    Today, following the stops on the Connecticut Freedom Trail is a sobering, yet risk-free adventure into the past of our multi-faceted state. Those who originally tred it did so secretly, often in the dead of night, and if they were caught they could be...
  • Ahead of Star Spangled Spectacular, Baltimore zeros in on security, traffic logistics

    Ahead of Star Spangled Spectacular, Baltimore zeros in on security, traffic logistics
    The buzz will start downtown early next week before growing to a roar a few days later as the harbor fills with tall ships, the skies with flashy jet formations and the city's largest tourist attractions with massive crowds. More than a million visitors...
  • 'Banner' a hit song with staying power

    'Banner' a hit song with staying power
    The sight that stirred Francis Scott Key on the morning of Sept. 14, 1814, from the deck of a ship on the Patapsco River, not only gave proof of the country's ability to survive a war with Britain. It also generated the verses that, set to a song of...
  • Defender's Day weekend celebration invades Fort Howard

    Defender's Day weekend celebration invades Fort Howard
    The Maryland National Guard will join with the Dundalk Patapsco Neck Historical Society Museum and 12 other organizations presenting events at the Battle of North Point Bicentennial on Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7, at Fort Howard Park, 9500 North...
  • Marylanders connect to ancestors who lived through Battle of Baltimore

    Marylanders connect to ancestors who lived through Battle of Baltimore
    One reads it in a diary entry. Another hears it in a song. Yet another feels it in an aging mansion. The War of 1812 is often referred to as a forgotten war. Yet for the descendants of those who witnessed the Battle of Baltimore, the conflict remains...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Senior Historian At Mystic Seaport To Discuss "Connecticut And The War Of 1812"

    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 Rockets' Red Glare, Connecticut, And The War Of 1812" will examine how that oft forgotten war...
  • A sour mood despite sweeter outlook

     A sour mood despite sweeter outlook
    This week brought another nugget of good economic news for the U.S. economy. Gross domestic product expanded at a healthy annual rate of 4.2% in the second quarter — a slight upward revision from the earlier reading by the Bureau of Economic...
  • Baltimore's big role in 200-year-old events [Letter]

    Baltimore's big role in 200-year-old events [Letter]
    The 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 holds special significance for Baltimore in the next few weeks ("More details announced for Star-Spangled Spectacular Celebration Aug. 12). On Aug. 25, 1814, President James Madison, and his wife Dolly were...
  • Can We the People govern ourselves?

    Can We the People govern ourselves?
    We take for granted that the democratic or republican forms of government are inevitable and natural, that they are the best way to govern, and certainly far ahead of whatever comes in second. If so, then, how do you explain: Illinois? Chicago? The...
  • Long, Bitter Seawall Dispute Highlights Global Warming Concerns

     Long, Bitter Seawall Dispute Highlights Global Warming Concerns
    A decade ago, David and Betsy Sams built a retaining wall to stop erosion they feared was threatening the backyard and patio of their lovely and very expensive Old Saybrook summer home overlooking the Connecticut River. They assumed they were simply...