| Sep 17, 2011
| 6:13 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2009
Holidays can be a hassle for everyone, even the pros. The difference is the pros all have worked out little tricks -- what the French call trucs -- to make feasts like Thanksgiving a little saner. These tips are so simple you can easily adopt them in your...
| Apr 3, 2010
Nine soldiers from Connecticut or with state ties have died in Afghanistan since the start of U.S. operations there in 2001.
Sgt. John Chapman, 36, a native of Windsor Locks, died on March 4, 2002 trying to retrieve the body of another serviceman...
| Nov 22, 2009
| 11:36 AM
Feel free to jazz up your holiday table with side dishes. It's easier than you might think. Here is sage advice from the pros to give tradition a lift.
Ming Tsai, host of television's "Simply Ming": Play with flavors and temperatures. Don't be afraid...
| Apr 4, 2010
Tyler Owen Griffin, a 19-year-old Marine lance corporal from Voluntown, was recently killed in Afghanistan.
Voluntown First Selectman Ronald Millovitsch said he spoke to Griffin's stepfather, who confirmed that his stepson had...
| Feb 5, 2003
It is one of those winters. Lots of early season snow, then weeks of really nasty Arctic air. A slight thaw, more cold.
Watching all the while is Kenneth Andersen of Eastford, who knows this is a good winter for what he calls "a wild skate."
On a recent...