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  • 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...
  • Policía : Ex oficial de corrección puede ser un violador en serie

    Policía : Ex oficial de corrección puede ser un violador en serie
    El ADN de un oficial de corrección despedido, quien la policía dice sospechar es un violador en serie , igualó la evidencia recuperada de agresiones sexuales denunciadas en New Britain y Hartford , de acuerdo con una orden de arresto emitida el viernes....
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • Bankruptcies Should Cover Student Loans, Too

    Allowing student loan debt to be discharged under bankruptcy laws, as recently advocated by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, is a matter of fairness. Currently, student loans are not dischargeable. Many people oppose the senator's proposal because they think it...
  • Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design

    Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design
    A young Windsor furniture maker's "fateful liaison" with an unmarried woman in June 1766 helped pave the way for the Connecticut Valley's golden age of furniture production. Eliphalet Chapin's wayward ways with a neighboring damsel named Hannah Bartlett...
  • 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,...
  • 'Doc' Hurley Did His Best For Hartford's Kids

    'Doc' Hurley Did His Best For Hartford's Kids
    When Walter "Doc" Hurley returned to Hartford in 1959 after a successful stint as a teacher and basketball coach in Portsmouth, Va., he hoped to become a basketball coach at his alma mater, Weaver High School, where he'd been a star in four sports two...
  • Connecticut's Past Checkered With Tornado Deaths

    Connecticut's Past Checkered With Tornado Deaths
    When the first settlers arrived in the 1600s, among the things they were unprepared for in Connecticut was the weather. Owing to its geographical location, the new land they were seeking to inhabit produced an ever-changing array of meteorological...
  • Aging Parents Of Disabled Adults Need Help

    Joe Duffy of Wethersfield had a fine career as a high school teacher, historian and writer. But as he begins his eighth decade, he has unfinished business. He has an adult daughter, Katie, with intellectual disabilities who lives with him and his wife....
  • Politicians Well-Served Going Door-To-Door

    The autumn of an odd-numbered year in Connecticut provides a vast classroom for politicians at every level. Municipal election campaigns are in season in most communities and local candidates are seeking the attention of the state's most engaged voters....