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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • A Hot Rod Life

    By Andrea Wojcik More than 60 years in the automotive service industry makes Don Gallant a walking history of the street rod scene on the Berlin Turnpike. Gallant's enthusiasm and ingenuity have played a key role in shaping Connecticut’s hot rod...
  • Eccentric SUVs

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features With a lineage dating back to the original rough-and-tumble World War II military Jeep, the sport-utility vehicle market shows no signs of retreating, even if most models have gone soft in the guise of car-based crossover...
  • A history of staying cool on the go

    By Nate In the midst of the worst heat wave of the summer thus far here's a quick look at the history of automotive air conditioning, courtesy of car expert Jim MacPherson.   -The first factory-installed air conditioners were enjoyed by a handful of...
  • Local Auto Dealership Information

    De Cormier Nissan George F. De Cormier was born on February 7, 1918 in Longmeadow, Mass.  He attended Springfield schools, and graduated from Commerce High.  He met his wife, Wilhelmina while in second grade.  They were married just after World War II...
  • Rachel Marsden: Has World War III already begun?

    While recently commemorating the World War I centenary at an Italian military cemetery, Pope Francis declared: "Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres,...
  • Washington fears vote for Scottish independence could damage 'special relationship'

    Ahead of Thursday's referendum on Scottish independence, U.S. policy makers are speaking out albeit tentatively in support of a united United Kingdom. "Our 'special relationship' with the United Kingdom is unparalleled," House Foreign Affairs...
  • 'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    'Hateful Things' exhibit marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act
    The imagery shocks: a noose dangling between photos of two hanged men, drawings of children labeled "Alligator Bait," a gun-range target shaped like a human. The examples of bigotry and cruelty are on display at the Holocaust Center in Maitland. But the...
  • Teaching kids to kill, in Gaza and beyond

    For most third graders, the school year began with the hustle and bustle of new teachers, fresh notebooks, and crisply ironed uniforms. But the third grader in Gaza whose photo appeared in the New York Times on Aug. 30 wore a different kind of uniform:...
  • Dundalk commemorates forgotten battle of a forgotten war

    Dundalk commemorates forgotten battle of a forgotten war
    If the War of 1812 is the forgotten war, then the landing of the British near Dundalk is perhaps a battle few ever knew even happened. But to thousands of visitors to Fort Howard this weekend, the Battle of North Point was vivid — they felt the...
  • City to remember 9/11 with ceremony Thursday

    Thirteen years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, a sunny New York City day turned to tragedy as two planes hit the Twin Towers in lower Manhattan. A special 9/11 recognition ceremony will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Park, 411 N. Federal Highway,...
  • War memories stirred in veterans traveling to Washington

    War memories stirred in veterans traveling to Washington
    THE VILLAGES — Adele Walker had been to Washington, D.C., numerous times, but a trip she took in April made the 90-year-old feel like it was the first. "It was so different this time — it was breathtaking," said Walker, who served...