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  • Study In Contrasts: Connecticut And Civil War

    The shell from the Confederate mortar, its red fuse glowing “like the wings of a firefly,’’ according to one observer, hung briefly before beginning its descent and exploding directly over Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor. That first...
  • May 27, 2011

    May 27, 2011
    I'm not a big fan of the Connecticut Siting Council. They rammed super-hot high power lines deep into a quiet Middletown neighborhood right next to homes after a series of sham hearings. It was obvious they planned to do that even before the hearings...
  • Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War

    Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War
    Gen. Nathaniel Lyon died at the right time. Raised in eastern Connecticut, the 43-year-old West Point graduate was killed while commanding the Union forces at the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 10, 1861. He became the first...
  • State Employee Fired In Food Stamp Scandal; 1199 Union Worker

    A state employee has been fired in the emergency food stamp fraud scandal after receiving $200 in benefits, officials said Wednesday. The union worker was terminated for understating her income while applying for the federal benefits, said her attorney,...
  • CT Parents Union Urges Teacher Tenure Reform

    Led by Gwen Samuel of Meriden, the Connecticut Parents Union added its voice Wednesday to the myriad calls to reform education this year. Samuel said the group supports the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents' proposal to reform...
  • Baltimore is best city for hospital care

    Baltimore area hospitals provide the best patient care in the country, according to a new survey. Nearly half of the area's hospitals - nine out of 16 - are in the top 5 percent of all of the hospitals in the United States, according to the survey by...
  • Four State Employees Fired In Food Stamp Scandal

    Four state employees have been fired and four others have retired in the ongoing food stamp scandal. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy  made the announcement Tuesday regarding the controversy over state employees who allegedly falsified their financial status in...
  • Obama begins selling State of the Union message in Iowa

    Obama begins selling State of the Union message in Iowa
    President Obama preached a message of hope to factory workers on Wednesday as he began a sales pitch for his plan to boost U.S. manufacturing through changes to the tax code. Speaking to employees and owners of a conveyor belt plant in Cedar Rapids,...
  • Album of the Day 1/26/12: Echo.And.Drake - Sundrenched Elsewhere

    Album of the Day 1/26/12: Echo.And.Drake - Sundrenched Elsewhere
    I'm sure that every music scene in the country is diverse and rich with bands flowing from all sorts of varying genres.  But I'm not convinced at all that most of the other scenes stack up to what we have and are continually building here in CT.  Case...
  • Commuters continue to breathe diesel exhaust at Chicago's Union Station

    Commuters continue to breathe diesel exhaust at Chicago's Union Station
    Thousands of commuters continue to breathe high levels of lung-damaging diesel exhaust at Chicago's Union Station, in part because of nagging maintenance problems at the Old Post Office that straddles the southbound tracks. Testing by Amtrak has...
  • 'Hog butcher for the world'

    'Hog butcher for the world'
    The shuttering of the Union Stock Yard and Transit Co. on July 30, 1971, didn't mark the end of Chicago's role as "hog butcher for the world." That came a year earlier, when "hog alley" closed, a victim of the stockyards' long descent from years of...