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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Security Cameras Installed At Wethersfield Town Hall

    Security Cameras Installed At Wethersfield Town Hall
    WETHERSFIELD — Next time you enter town hall, smile. You may be on camera. The town council voted unanimously Monday to purchase a closed circuit camera system to monitor entrances to town hall and the adjacent parking lot. The cameras will be...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Tunxis Art Professor To Share Insights On Creativity At Book Signing

    Tunxis Community College professor William Kluba will talk about his new book, "Where Does Art Come From?" during a discussion and book signing on Tuesday, April 15 at 3 p.m. in the 600 Building Cyber Caf at Tunxis. Books will be available for purchase....
  • Boys H.S. Volleyball: Newington Drops Down Into Class M

    The Newington boys' volleyball team is excited to be back in Class M — but the rest of the class probably doesn't share the same enthusiasm. After spending last season in Class L, the Indians will return to Class M this spring, looking a lot like...
  • Area High School Golfers, Teams To Watch

    Girls to Watch Julia Kemmling, Berlin, Jr.: Last year's state championship medalist played in multiple tournaments in the summer and will co-captain the three-time defending champions. Mikayla Sheary, Simsbury, Jr.: The 10-time medalist tied for...
  • Wethersfield Budget Hike Proposed; Many Taxpayers Won't See Tax Increase

    WETHERSFIELD — Town Manager Jeff Bridges unveiled a proposed $93 million budget Tuesday that would increase spending $3.5 million, or almost 4 percent. Major factors driving the hike include bonds for the ongoing reconstruction of Wethersfield High...
  • Area High School Boys Volleyball Capsules

    Preview capsules for area high school volleyball teams that responded to The Courant's request for information: CCC SOUTH GLASTONBURY Last year: 19-2 Coach: Pat Ryan Top players: Matt Alvarez, sr., S; Calvin Haught, sr., MH; Shane Harasyko, jr., MH...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Enzo Boscarino Presents "How 2B Italian (As If You Didn't Know)" At Wethersfield Library

    Join us at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26 for "How 2B Italian (as if you didn't know)" with Enzo Boscarino at the Wethersfield Library, 515 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield. This program illustrates Italy's culture, rich history, art, popular traditions,...
  • Correction Officer Suspected In Three More Sex Assault Cases

    HARTFORD — A correction officer accused of raping a woman at gunpoint on Huyshope Avenue last month is a suspect in another sexual assault in Hartford and two more in New Britain, court and police officials said Monday. Forensic testing linked...