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  • 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...
  • Turkey Tricks: What The Pros Know Can Help You

    Turkey Tricks: What The Pros Know Can Help You
    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...
  • Nine Connecticut Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan Since 2001

    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...
  • Sage advice for side dishes

    Sage advice for side dishes
    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...
  • Lance Cpl. Tyler Owen Griffin

    Lance Cpl. Tyler Owen Griffin
    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...
  • Skating In The Wild

    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...