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  • Wheels Keep Turning: Oliver Lake's Big Band To Close Wesleyan Jazz Weekend

    Wheels Keep Turning: Oliver Lake's Big Band To Close Wesleyan Jazz Weekend
    On "Wheels Suite," the 17-plus-minute centerpiece of Oliver Lake's 2013 big band release "Wheels," a dense, contrapuntal swirl of horns and a clamorous rhythm section emerges suddenly, as though you're joining a conversation already in progress. The...
  • Notorious Bandit Killed New Britain Officer, Then Cursed The Hangman

    Notorious Bandit Killed New Britain Officer, Then Cursed The Hangman
    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...
  • Great Escapes: Some Prisoners Just Had To Get Out

    Great Escapes: Some Prisoners Just Had To Get Out
    The state's first prison, Old New-Gate, built in 1773, was a former copper mine where the worst criminal offenders were sent to do hard labor. Convicts were kept in the mine's two shafts, one at 25 feet and the other more than 60 feet below ground. Escape...
  • Serial Poisoner Lydia Sherman: Connecticut's 'Lucrezia Borgia'

    Serial Poisoner Lydia Sherman: Connecticut's 'Lucrezia Borgia'
    Lydia Sherman's propensity for tiring of her husbands and their children and her skill at concocting poisonous beverages sent 11 souls to early graves by the time she died at Wethersfield State Prison in 1878. It wasn't until her third husband succumbed...
  • Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison

    Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison
    The deadliest ground of the American Civil War lies in rural southwest Georgia. It is not a battlefield. It's a small area, 26 ½ acres, roughly half the size of Hartford's Bushnell Park. There, over the course of 14 months beginning in February 1864,...
  • All-Courant Boys Indoor Track Team

    The All-Courant high school boys indoor track team, honorable mentions, story lines of the season and more: All-Courant Team 55 meters: Alex Brown, Rocky Hill, Jr. 300: Stephon Henry, New Britain, Sr. 600: Dhahran Velasquez, Capital Prep-Hartford,...
  • April 27, 2014

    April 27, 2014
    HONORABLE MENTIONS It feels like I'm on "Dancing With The Stars"! -- Joan Kowalski, Vernon Now, kids, study very hard for your teacher ... or you'll never see her again. -- Susan Breitman, West Hartford This must be real. Because normally when I have...
  • 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...
  • Fuego en Hartford desplaza a 25 personas

    Un incendio en una cochera debajo de un edificio de apartamentos el domingo en la Avenida Wethersfield desplazada a unas 25 personas, según fuentes oficiales del departamento de bomberos. Los bomberos respondieron al fuego antes de las 6:30am y...
  • Dig In: Garden Clubs, Lectures, Appraisal Events, Antiques Show

    Dig In: Garden Clubs, Lectures, Appraisal Events, Antiques Show
    Garden Club Events * Gini Mita, of Wallingford Garden Club, speaks at the Monday, March 10, meeting of the Duck River Garden Club at 7:30 p.m. at Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme. Mita will discuss “Plants from Seeds.”...
  • Health-Care Consultant Qualidigm Looks To Grow, Diversify

     Health-Care Consultant Qualidigm Looks To Grow, Diversify
    WETHERSFIELD — For 30 years, this health-care quality improvement company has faced next to no competition. Qualidigm, founded in 1983, heavily depends on government contracts, and most of its work is collaborating with nursing homes, hospitals,...