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  • Norwich Historical Society offers free walking tours this month

    Saturday, Aug. 9, marks the fifth of six monthly walks sponsored by the Norwich Historical Society this year. These Second Saturday Walking Tours kicked off with Tricia Staley's "Millionaires Mile" in April and continued with Dave Oat's "Norwich's Rich...
  • Pantry volunteers needed

    COLCHESTER- United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, in partnership with Colchester Social Services, recently launched a monthly distribution of the organization's mobile food pantry to serve those struggling with hunger and food insecurity. The...
  • Tree of life plaque dedication

    NORWICH- Survivors of the 1963 Spaulding Pond flood read a plaque recently dedicated near the "tree of life" that saved their lives. The plaque memorializes Margaret "Honey" Moody, who died trying to save her three sons. Pictured l-r: Moody sons Tom Jr.,...
  • 'National Night Out' Set For New Britain Tuesday

    NEW BRITAIN -— Police will sponsor their local version of the National Night Out next week with a change: There will be two locations instead of one. Activities are planned Aug. 5 at Willow Street Park as well as at Walnut Hill Park. Around...
  • Hartford Charter School CEO Acknowledges Inaccurate Academic Credential

    Hartford Charter School CEO Acknowledges Inaccurate Academic Credential
    HARTFORD — In a New Year's message last December, the CEO of the Jumoke Academy charter school shared his enthusiastic vision for 2014, signing the letter, "Yours Truly, Dr. Michael Sharpe." Some version of that prestigious academic credential has...
  • 19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility

     19th-Century Irish Catholic Immigrants Faced Unabashed Hostility
    Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade. A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
  • Putin Should Bring His Skates To Norwich

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and I have something in common: We both play senior hockey. I hasten to note that the similarities end there. I have been smacking a vulcanized rubber disc around for 60 of my 64 years. Putin, 61, took it up several...
  • Good Chance To Save Seaside After All

    Good Chance To Save Seaside After All
    The main building at the former Seaside Regional Center in Waterford is one of a kind, a haunting historic structure, an architectural response to a 1930s medical challenge. It was built as a sanitarium for children with tuberculosis, the first facility...
  • Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street

     Murder Mystery: Sea Captain Meets His Fate On A Bridgeport Street
    Navy Captain George Colvocoresses survived yellow fever, explored uncharted islands of the South Pacific Ocean and conducted daring raids on Southern command posts during the Civil War, only to come home to Connecticut and end up dead. The circumstances...
  • Judge Pension Tweak Opens Lucrative Door To Insiders

    Judge Pension Tweak Opens Lucrative Door To Insiders
    State lawmakers were supposed to fix a law that gives two freshly appointed judges pensions of $106,000 each, plus lifetime health benefits, when they retire — in less than four years. Before they finish their first eight-year term. Instead,...
  • Counterfeiter Abel Buell Later Forged An Inventive Career

    In October the Library of Congress opened a new exhibition featuring the first map of the United States — the first ever to depict the Stars and Stripes. It was printed in New Haven in 1784 by a Connecticut engraver, Abel Buell, just half a year...