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The Hartford CourantHOW IT GOT ITS NAME: From Pontefrat , pronounced Pomfret, in Yorkshire England, the English home of Connecticut Gov. Gurdon Saltonstall (1708-1724). ORIGINS: Settled in 1696 when Captain John Sabin built a house in the area, which also served as an...
As we walked through the deep grass of a former dairy farm, the sound of bulldozers echoed across the fields and woods in the heart of the 700-acre Baffin Sanctuary. "It's bizarre to hear heavy machinery out here," said Sarah Heminway, director of the...
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...
The Hartford CourantBROOKLYN -- A 56-year-old local man died in a car crash on Route 6 Saturday night. Lewis Swagger, of 163 Pomfret Road, was traveling westbound on Route 6 at 10:54 p.m. when his Dodge Caravan apparently drifted and collided with another vehicle in the...
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A Navy SEAL who lived for a time in Charles County was killed last week in Iraq, the Navy said. Chief Petty Officer Michael E. Koch, 29, formerly of La Plata, died Feb. 4 of wounds suffered from small-arms fire during combat, the Navy said. He graduated...
Tags: Armed Forces, Defense, Maryland, Death, Iraq
Sue Mortensen of Bethany was dealing with her horse's life-threatening colic in 1997 when she learned she had breast cancer. Just 10 days after Fuzzy, a Quarter-horse Arab, was sent to Tufts University for surgery, Mortensen got the diagnosis. Concern...
Capitol Bureau ChiefFive convicted state officials who left office after pleading guilty to various crimes are cumulatively collecting nearly $100,000 a year in pensions paid by state taxpayers. That total could rise in the next few years, when former Gov. John G. Rowland...
Tags: Oklahoma, Retirement, Crimes, Georgia, Civil and Public Service
West Pomfret Street in Carlisle is home to a lot of Dickinson College students, some are now questioning their safety. Early Tuesday morning an intruder walked through the home of a couple of co-eds. "I didn't even think about it (while I was) applying...
The Hartford CourantNot to slight the trees, but what is irresistible about Natchaug State Forest in eastern Connecticut is the Natchaug River, which flows along its western border. Natchaug means ``land between the rivers'' and refers to the former hunting grounds of the...
The Hartford CourantHere are some of the places in Connecticut where motorcyclists converge. Marcus Dairy, Danbury Rider's Café, Thomaston Ave., Waterbury The Vanilla Bean, Pomfret Bach Door Café, Route 6, Chaplin The Red Dog Saloon Café, Route 66, Middlefield Stash'...
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