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  • Virginia Peninsula pair trying to make it big in New York-Penn League

    Virginia Peninsula pair trying to make it big in New York-Penn League
    The competition is strong and the weather ideal, but neither Austin Chrismon nor Terrell Joyce saw themselves in Troy, N.Y., playing for the Tri-City ValleyCats. Yet for each, it's part of a process, one that has taken them 850 miles from home to the...
  • 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...
  • A Rich Minor League History In New Britain

    A Rich Minor League History In New Britain
    HARTFORD — The expected departure of the Rock Cats to Hartford for 2016 will leave New Britain, a city of 73,000, without minor league baseball for the first time since 1983. It will also leave a 6,000-seat stadium, only 18 years old, quiet on...
  • When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?

    When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?
    In 1990, Becker's Fine Jeweler had just opened its downtown Hartford store when a recession hit — and one that hit New England harder than anywhere else. "I had to lay off 40 percent of my staff," said Paul Becker, who founded the West Hartford...
  • Planning For Future Of Dodd Stadium, Now 20 Years Old

    Planning For Future Of Dodd Stadium, Now 20 Years Old
    NORWICH — The 20th anniversary of the Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium is a good time to start planning for the next 20 years by investing in capital improvements and marketing, says Glenn Carberry, who launched the idea of bringing minor league...
  • Salvation Army Does More Than Ring Bells

    Salvation Army Does More Than Ring Bells
    While almost everyone is familiar with the Salvation Army’s holiday season bell-ringers, the Thrift Stores (now officially known as Family Stores), and the red shield logo, not many know all of the services provided via donation, and the structure...
  • Once Again, UConn Needs To Attract State Football Players

    Once Again, UConn Needs To Attract State Football Players
    UConn football coach Bob Diaco said it's important that Connecticut high school coaches know he and his staff care about them. Connecticut is not a hotbed for BCS-level talent, and it might sound like a broken record, but UConn still needs to do a better...
  • 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...
  • Charter Oak Federal Credit Union To Open New Headquarters in Waterford

    Charter Oak Federal Credit Union said Monday it will open a new $18 million headquarters next week in Waterford. The credit union, with more than a dozen branches throughout New London and Windham counties, will move administrative operations from four...
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  • Norwich Free Academy Graduates Exit With A Flourish

    Norwich Free Academy Graduates Exit With A Flourish
    The skies smiled on commencement ceremonies at Norwich Free Academy June 20, as the school conferred diplomas on 535 new graduates. The outdoor ceremony at the football field, where the stands were packed with family members and friends, featured a...