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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Russ Faber: He stayed 'real' despite glitz of show business

    In the often unreal world of show business, Russ Faber kept his focus on things that were real, friends and family members say. The nationally known talent agent and marketing guru was a friend to the stars and ran many opening-night movie events amid...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • Tenants Welcome: Hartford, Suburbs Headed For Apartment Building Boom

    Tenants Welcome: Hartford, Suburbs Headed For Apartment Building Boom
    The addition of nearly 1,000 new apartments over the next few years could be what downtown Hartford needs to secure a long-elusive vibrancy beyond the work week. Five apartment projects are now underway — four conversions and one new complex&...
  • Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, Wethersfield

    Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, Wethersfield
    The name Tilted Kilt has always sent my mind spinning a bit. Knitted Kiln? Tilted Windmill? Jilted Kitten? A quick Web search shows that offbeat pub names abound across the Pond, like the Jolly Taxpayer, The Bucket of Blood, The Nobody Inn, The Bull and...
  • Irving Kravsow, Feisty, Savvy — And A Great Editor

    Irving Kravsow, Feisty, Savvy — And A Great Editor
    Though he held other positions as well, Irving M. Kravsow was the archetypal editor: feisty, savvy, well-connected, hard-driving. He brought those qualities to The Courant's news operation for four decades after World War II. Mr. Kravsow, who died...
  • Nov. 10, 2013

    Nov. 10, 2013
    HONORABLE MENTION Does anyone else have to go to the bathroom? -- Warren Westbrook, South Windsor RACE to the top? I though it was ERASE to the top. -- Lewis Shilane, Joplin, Mo. A, C, C, A, B, B, D ... What? Grades? No, those are the answers. -- Bill...
  • Hartford: Vibrant Center Of Colonial Revival

    The Courant, in celebrating its 250th anniversary year, is looking this month at arts and culture in the state's history. Connecticut has long celebrated the arts, with the nation's oldest public art museum among other claims to leadership. High among...
  • 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....