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  • Echoes of Irish Martyrdom on Hartford's Maple Avenue

    Travelers in medieval Ireland would often come upon stone High Crosses dotting the beautifully rugged landscape. The crosses, some of which survive today as one of the country's enduring symbol, are perhaps best known by the distinctive ring that joins...
  • Amid Stark State Cuts, A Father's Plea: Who Will Care for Katie?

    I am the father of a 28-year-old intellectually disabled daughter. Her name is Katie; she lives at home with my wife, Donna and me. She is the love of our lives and we embrace the gifts she brings to us and to all who know her. Like so many other...
  • Fox School Rededication Recalls Pioneering Namesake

    On Tuesday, Hartford rededicated its largest elementary school to Michael D. Fox, possibly the most controversial and devoted educator ever to serve as superintendent of schools in the city. Fox was not only one of the most successful superintendents,...
  • At The Beach: Startling Debris

    In 1955 I was at White Sands Beach [in Old Lyme] with my sorority. Around 11 a.m. my girlfriend and I went swimming. We were in the water when my friend yelled "look out!" A big tree was floating very fast right by me. Looking around I saw a lot of debris...
  • 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...
  • A Republican Plan For A Prosperous Connecticut

    As tempting as it is to make the 2014 election a referendum on Democrat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, more is required of Connecticut Republicans to win the trust of voters. The key to energizing voters is to offer a credible plan on how life in Connecticut...
  • 375 Years Ago, America's First Constitution Adopted In Connecticut

    Three hundred and seventy-five years ago Tuesday, when the Fundamental Orders of 1639 became law for the settlers of Hartford, Windsor and Wethersfield, its authors could not have imagined that they created what many historians would later call the world'...
  • Mental Health Treatment Should Focus On Recovery

    As the task force appointed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy begins to address concerns relevant to the Newtown tragedy, it must include individuals who self-identify as living with what is commonly called mental illness in its discussions. Members of Advocacy...
  • Changing Use Of Death Penalty Argues For Abolition

    In 1786, citizens gathered in New London to watch the public hanging for homicide of Hannah Occuish, a 12-year-old girl of mixed race. She might have been the youngest person in the United States ever to meet such a fate. In 1905, 73-year-old Gershom...
  • Calle Del Parque / Park Street

    Cities of consequence have a rich history, a nationally prominent museum, a large library, a system of parks, a university, a stadium, theaters and a symphony orchestra, opera company and ballet. But that's not all. Among other requisites of notable...
  • 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...