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The Hartford CourantIt's been 50 years since familiar streams and brooks swelled into angry torrents that killed 87, smashed buildings, gutted communities and caused up to $400 million in damage. The wreckage was cleaned up long ago, and those unfamiliar with where the...
Courant Staff WritersBruce Pratt remembers standing on his front porch in Winsted 50 years ago and watching a building across the street being chewed from its foundation. Pratt was 4, and he recalls his parents saying that the building was going to go and that people were...
Tags: Floods, Death, Tourism and Leisure, Maine, Waterbury
Courant Staff WriterFrom his seat behind the controls of a Sikorsky HSS-1 helicopter, veteran pilot John Mimnaugh was one of the first rescuers to take in the enormity of the flood. Now 82, Mimnaugh said he had seen nothing like it before, nor has he since. "I'd flown...
The Hartford CourantHello and let me introduce myself. My name is Ken Byron and I am the web host for the New Britain-area iTowns. I'm 43 and grew up in Massachusetts. Being a reporter is something I have wanted to do since high school and aside from a mercifully brief...
Tags: Meriden, New Britain, Massachusetts, Ansonia, Connecticut
Special to The CourantFormer state Rep. Kevin DelGobbo, a Republican from Naugatuck, was appointed in January as one of five commissioners of the state Department of Public Utility Control. His specialty on the authority is electric industry issues. As a legislator, he co-...
Tags: Laws, Energy Saving, Television Industry, Gaming, Government
His Honor, Mayor Philip A. Giordano: Vain, Power-Hungry, Sexually Obsessed And Increasingly RecklessThe Hartford CourantTo the extent that such events can be fixed in time, the moment Mayor Philip A. Giordano's obsession with sex jumped from back-alley gossip to pressing political business occurred at the end of a corny downtown Christmas pageant. Giordano backers, the...
The Hartford CourantWere it not for a handful of places like Milford Point, the densely developed coastline through New Haven and Fairfield counties might seem devoid of anything natural. It is an urban, suburban and commercial tangle ablaze in artificial light at night...
FarmingtonThe Flood of '55 is always in my memory bank. My father was a fireman, retired, working for Naugatuck Chemical. He had many friends working in the flood area. On Aug. 26, 1955, a week after the flood began, he went to work at 8 a.m. and died while...
Tags: Floods, Death, Hot Dogs, Lifestyle and Leisure, Waterbury
The corpse-of-the-day in Dr. Jack Hasson's pathology class was the alabaster cadaver of a young mentally retarded woman, ready to be dissected for the benefit of University of Connecticut medical students. Lisa Barry's body was a welcome training tool....
The Hartford CourantArmy Sgt. David Travis Friedrich of Naugatuck, a member of the 325th Military Intelligence Company in Waterbury, died Sept. 20, 2003 when mortars hit a U.S. base near the Abu Ghraib prison on the western outskirts of Baghdad. He was 26 years old. ------...
Tags: Iraq, Death, Baghdad (Iraq), Defense, Theft
The Hartford CourantFour Republican legislators, outraged that the ``gay pride'' flag has been flying over the state Capitol this week, are demanding that it be taken down immediately. But state officials, responding to a letter sent to top legislators, said the flag will...
Merrimack NHOn the morning of August 19, 1955, the drenching rain greeted our family as we set out on what appeared to be a normal workday, although obviously a very wet one. My Dad went to his job as a plumber at the American Brass Co., my brother went to his summer...
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