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  • Norwalk's Douglass Fowler A Determined Civil War Commander

    Norwalk's Douglass Fowler A Determined Civil War Commander
    Douglass Fowler of Norwalk had already served two tours as a Union soldier when, in the summer of 1862, he took command of a company of the 1,000-strong 17th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, and once more headed south to the bloody battlefields of the...
  • Connecticut's Republican Gubernatorial Candidates: Who Are They?

    Connecticut's Republican Gubernatorial Candidates: Who Are They?
    Mark Boughton Age: 50 Hometown: Danbury Occupation: Mayor of Danbury Background: A product of Connecticut public schools and state universities, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is running as a "blue-collar" Republican who says he understands the...
  • Boom In Sales Of Pricey Fairfield County Homes

    Boom In Sales Of Pricey Fairfield County Homes
    Along Connecticut's staid Gold Coast, there's a mini-boom in home sales that hasn't been seen in years. But you need pretty deep pockets. Sales of estates in Fairfield County priced $10 million or more are soaring this spring, capped earlier this...
  • Disease On The Wings Of Climate Change

    Disease On The Wings Of Climate Change
    Asian tiger mosquitoes were identified for the first time in Fairfield County last summer. This should raise your eyebrows because the Asian tiger mosquito, one of the world's most invasive species, can spread a terribly debilitating disease,...
  • Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials

    Courtroom Surprises: Twists And Turns In Connecticut Trials
    Nearly a century ago, it might have become the trial of the century. A Bridgeport priest was shot dead on a busy city street. Multiple witnesses placed a dim-witted vagrant at the scene. Ballistics experts linked the man's gun to the crime. A chilling...
  • 12 Decadent Stops On The Connecticut Chocolate Trail

    12 Decadent Stops On The Connecticut Chocolate Trail
    Decadent, creative and full of variety, Connecticut's Chocolate Trail is not to be missed. A concept created by the state's tourism department three years ago, this tasty trail offers visitors a unique way to see the state, sample tasty concoctions and...
  • Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies

    Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies
    Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers? Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....
  • Pressure Mounts To Revamp Or Dump Metro-North

    When irate Fairfield County legislators suggested earlier this winter that Connecticut should sever its relationship with Metro-North, state political leaders were silent and Transportation Commissioner James Redeker dismissed the idea as impractical....
  • Light Pollution Dims View Of Comet, Shrinks Our Horizons

    Comet ISON is barreling toward the center of our solar system, where on Thanksgiving it will slingshot around the sun and head back past Earth. It's already putting on one of the best shows we've had in a while. Astronomers announced Nov. 14 that the...
  • Comedy Central's Nick Kroll At Foxwoods

    Comedy Central's Nick Kroll At Foxwoods
    Nick Kroll rarely follows a script. The actor, sketch comic and stand-up comedian says that no matter what medium he's performing in, he likes to leave room to improvise. "I always want to have the flexibility to be able to alter and try different...
  • West Hartford Woman Offers Service To Outsource Your Photo Album

    West Hartford Woman Offers Service To Outsource Your Photo Album
    WEST HARTFORD — In three days, hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents will be shooting dozens of pictures of their children, nieces and nephews or grandchildren opening presents under the tree, playing with their new toys and other holiday...