| Aug 29, 2010
The Olson House is hard to find, but once you arrive, there is no mistaking it. We made a few wrong turns at first, my brother and his wife, my wife, Margie, and I. The four of us had had taken this day trip to the village of Cushing just three years ago,...
| Aug 7, 2010
John Secor didn't hear the crash, only the desperate pleas and pounding at his back door minutes later.
"Please help, there's been a terrible accident, please call 911," yelled 17-year-old John Kelley.
As Secor's wife made the phone call from their...
| Jun 29, 2010
The widow hushed the packed chamber and veteran safety officials jolted it as a congressional subcommittee investigating the deadly natural gas explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant Feb. 7 heard testimony Monday at city hall.
"I find it bizarre...
| Mar 4, 2010
Community leaders are working on two efforts to honor the six men killed by the Feb. 7 explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant.
The common council Monday night created a committee that will decide how best to honor Peter C. Chepulis, 48, of Thomaston;...
| Mar 2, 2010
Four victims of the Kleen Energy power plant explosion in Middletown applied for a court order Monday to prohibit any alteration of the blast site or related evidence until both are examined by experts hired by their lawyers.
Lawyers for the four said...
| Feb 23, 2010
Two electricians who survived the Kleen Energy power plant explosionin Middletownhave filed the first lawsuit against the contractor conducting the gas line purge that claimed the lives of six people and injured 26 others.
While some of the victims...
| Feb 13, 2010
| 5:51 PM
Hundreds of mourners attended funerals around the state Saturday for three Connecticut pipe fitters who were killed in the Kleen Energy plant explosion in Middletown Feb. 7.
More than 120 people paid their respects for Ronald Crabb, 42, who was active in...
| Feb 9, 2010
| 8:48 AM
State flags will be flown at half-staff Wednesday from early morning into the evening in recognition of the five men who died in Sunday's blast at the Kleen Energy Systems power plant in Middletown.
The day will be observed as a statewide day of...
| Feb 9, 2010
On the job, Peter Chepulis was regarded as a leader who put others before himself.
The 48-year-old, who worked in construction for years, most recently as a pipe fitter, was keen on looking out for the safety of his colleagues, friends said. Chepulis was...
| Jan 21, 2010
| 2:52 PM
Music pumped and hips swiveled as Candi and Bob Muro led an enthusiastic group of dancers through another Friday night salsa session at their Platinum Salsa dance company.
The sultry dance, which mixes fluid turn combinations with fancy footwork, is what...
| Aug 10, 2009
| 5:07 AM