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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...
  • Holocaust center planning move to Dania

    For almost 35 years, the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center has welcomed the history, artifacts and stories from survivors. Representatives have collected more than 2,500 personal interviews from those who witnessed the Holocaust, and it is...
  • 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...
  • William FitzGerald, Longtime Manchester Probate Judge, Dies At 90

    William FitzGerald, who was probate judge in Manchester for 20 years and served on the town's board of directors, died July 23. He was 90. FitzGerald enlisted in the military before finishing high school in his hometown of Danbury. He was a World War...
  • A siege to be remembered in Petersburg

    No one who knows the history of the Civil War needs to be reminded of the Siege of Petersburg's landmark status. But with the 150th anniversary of the brutal 10-month struggle in which the Union army finally brought the Confederacy to its knees, the...
  • Navy divers confirm sunken wreck is World War II cruiser Houston

    Navy divers confirm sunken wreck is World War II cruiser Houston
    U.S. Navy divers confirmed Monday that a wrecked vessel in southeast Asia is the World War II heavy cruiser Houston, a ship sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about 700 sailors and Marines. The Houston, nicknamed “...
  • Marriage longevity produces terrific works of art

    After writing about my in-laws 60th anniversary last month, I received an overwhelming and heartwarming response from readers with similar tales of marital longevity. All that feedback deserves a follow-up, this time featuring you. Joe in Palm Beach...
  • In Ypres, Belgium, a vibrant present stands proudly with the WWI past

     In Ypres, Belgium, a vibrant present stands proudly with the WWI past
    "In Flanders fields," the old poem says, "the poppies blow / Between the crosses, row on row." And in the middle of those fields stands Ypres (pronounced "EE-preh"), haunted by World War I but also sustained by it. Helmets, shells and maps crowd the...