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Pomfret

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  • Surprising Primary Guests: Race And Class

    Midterm elections as a rule do not inspire much interest or excitement. The majority of the recent party primary contests in Connecticut adhered to this rule, but two were noticeable exceptions. In both, race or class unexpectedly showed up. Race was an...
  • The Trek Has Ended, But The Stories Continue

    The Trek Has Ended, But The Stories Continue
    The 20th walking day of my trek across Connecticut was the last, on the nicest day of weather – which was good because it was also the longest. By the end just after 9 p.m., I had hoofed all 107 miles across Route 44, plus another 25 or 30 miles...
  • Israel Putnam Reached Boston Earlier

    I enjoyed Carolyn Stearns' article in Sunday's Courant, "Communities Answer The Call" [Aug. 3, Opinion]. However, in the penultimate paragraph,h Ms. Stearns states that: "Putnam's broader fame may rest on his response to news of the Battle of Bunker...
  • The Abington Peace Mural Is Gone, But The Love Remains

    The Abington Peace Mural Is Gone, But The Love Remains
    By the time Pixie Rahe bought her property along Route 44 in the Abington section of Pomfret in 2000, the peace mural attached to one of the barns was in bad shape. In big letters with child figures surrounding an image of Earth, it read, “THE...
  • Why Connecticut? It's The State Of The Food

    Why Connecticut? It's The State Of The Food
    As a traveling food writer who files stories via email, I can live anywhere I want. I have flirted with the high-desert vistas of New Mexico, the gracious hills of Virginia, the wide-open spaces of the heartland, and the awesome remote purity of Idaho....
  • Main Street Car Cruise

    PUTNAM- The town of Putnam presents the Main Street Car Cruise on Sunday, Aug. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 2,000 cars are expected to be on display in downtown. Main Street, Union Square and a portion of Kennedy Drive will be blocked to traffic...
  • Churches Were The Pillars Around Which State's Towns Were Built

     Churches Were The Pillars Around Which State's Towns Were Built
    For many years after its founding in 1751, a whipping post stood next to the Abington Congregational Church in Pomfret. "It was never used; no one ever suffered," Abington's current pastor, the Rev. Bruce Hedman, said, "but it was there as a symbol that...
  • The Call Of Community In Connecticut's Character

    The Call Of Community In Connecticut's Character
    Connecticut has a history of being a generous and sharing state — its communities, while staunchly independent, have often pulled together. One of the state's nicknames, the Provisions State, attests to this. The Provisions State moniker dates...
  • New Britain museum adds local artist's work to collection

    The New Britain Museum of American Art has added two watercolors and 10 illustrations by Brooklyn resident Normand Chartier to its permanent collection. The recognition comes after a 35-year career in which Chartier's art has graced 75 children's books...
  • James Lilley dies at 81; ambassador to China and CIA operative

    James Lilley dies at 81; ambassador to China and CIA operative
    James R. Lilley, a longtime CIA operative in Asia who served as ambassador to China during the Tiananmen Square crackdown and was regarded as one of the most pragmatic voices on the modern Sino-American relationship, has died. He was 81. Lilley died...
  • Connecticut's Biggest Wine Festival Returns To Goshen

    Connecticut's Biggest Wine Festival Returns To Goshen
    Connecticut's largest wine festival returns this weekend, July 26 and 27, to the Goshen Fairgrounds, with wine tastings, food, crafts, wine seminars, live music and entertainment. The two-day event features representatives from 11 participating...