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  • Timeline: Evolution Of The Slave Trade

    1619: 20 black indentured servants arrive at Jamestown, Va. 1620: Pilgrims land at Plymouth, Mass. 1640-1680: Beginning of large-scale African slave labor in the British Caribbean for sugar production. 1650: Connecticut becomes second American...
  • Nationally Renowned Bandit Met Hangman After Killing New Britain Officer

    Nationally Renowned Bandit Met Hangman After Killing New Britain Officer
    Years before John Dillinger, "Baby Face" Nelson and "Pretty Boy" Floyd, there was Gerald Chapman. Chapman — dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by both the press and authorities prior to the FBI's official use of the phrase — was criminally active...
  • A Different View Of Course For Race's Top Survivor

     A Different View Of Course For Race's Top Survivor
    NEW BRITAIN — Kristin Kelleher had run the Race in the Park 5K to support breast cancer research in the past. But this year was different. On Saturday, she ran as a breast cancer survivor. Kelleher, 44, of Cromwell was the top survivor to finish...
  • Kevin Hunt: Why Is My Mail Now Delivered At 6 P.M.? (The Sequel)

    Kevin Hunt: Why Is My Mail Now Delivered At 6 P.M.? (The Sequel)
    Nancy Eaton, unhappy with mail delivery in Glastonbury, asked The Bottom Line (read the Feb. 16 column here) if anyone else had complained about the United States Postal Service. Well, not really — until now. Here is a sampling of responses,...
  • It's Still Called Omni Comics, But Business Has Evolved

     It's Still Called Omni Comics, But Business Has Evolved
    WETHERSFIELD — Comics gets top billing at Scott Wool and George Fietziewicz's business, Omni Comics and Cards, but Wool laughs when he's asked how much of the sales are comic books these days. "Negligible. Two percent or so," he says, laughing...
  • Bungled Heist Of Silk Shipment Left Security Guard Dead

    MANCHESTER — Courant reporters 95 years ago figured prominently in the investigation of a bungled heist, playing a role that would be highly improbable today. In the case of The Great Silk Robbery, the "Courant Men," as they were called in their...
  • Kevin Hunt: Why Does It Take A Billing Cycle To Switch Electricity Suppliers?

    Kevin Hunt: Why Does It Take A Billing Cycle To Switch Electricity Suppliers?
    Q: "When I figured out the cause of the big increase in my electric bill in December, I quickly chose another provider at a fixed rate. This provider assured me that their rate would take effect with my next billing. But when I received January's bill...
  • Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment

    Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment
    Courant crime reporter Gerald J. Demeusy probably didn't realize at the time that he would chronicle a historic moment in Connecticut on the night of May 17, 1960. The veteran journalist watched 2,000 volts of electricity surge through the body of...
  • A Tong War Murder At A Manchester Laundry

    A Tong War Murder At A Manchester Laundry
    Of the 55 men who were hanged by the state between 1894 and 1936, 41 were immigrants. Two were Chinese — Chin Lung and Soo Hoo Wing — convicted in 1927 of murdering a member of a rival tong. Ong Ging Hem, 36, was killed in his cousin's...