| Aug 11, 2014
| 10:28 AM
The husband and wife team of authors Jean Sands and Jack Sheedy appeared at the Jonathan Trumbull Library on Aug. 7 as part of the sixth-annual Connecticut Authors Trail. Arriving in the middle of a sudden downpour, the couple took their seats at the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:35 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
LEBANON- The Gov. Jonathan Trumbull House and Wadsworth Stable was presented with a $2,500 check from Big Y. The grant is to fund educational events. Trumbull was the only colonial governor to support the American Revolution. The buildings are owned and...
| May 23, 2014
| 6:16 AM
"Arrived at Bunker Hill and commenced building a fort … were not discovered until the approach of daylight, when a British cannonade and bombardment commenced … completed the fort about 12 o'clock. It was a poor one ... but better than none....
| May 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776.
Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Jesse Leavenworth here to tell you about Jesse Leavenworth.
I write of my Revolutionary namesake with pride, but must admit some truth in the old saying about looking back far enough and finding a horse thief.
Old Jess and I share ancestors who came...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:07 PM
One of the must-see attractions in eastern Connecticut is Diana's Pool in Chaplin, along the beautiful Natchaug River. This fishing, kayaking and hiking spot is also popular as a destination because of its sheer beauty. An almost rite of...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 4:21 AM
Regional District 14 Del Opening 2 Hours 09/08/2011 06:39am
Windsor Locks Public Schools Del Opening 1 1/2 Hours 09/08/2011 06:22am
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| May 17, 2010
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: From the white cedars that reminded the Rev. James Fitch, a founding father, of the cedars of Lebanon mentioned in the Bible.
ORIGINS: Incorporated in 1700 from land grants and private land purchased by settlers directly from the...
| Mar 29, 2010
| 11:08 AM
ORIGINS: Originally part of Stratford, the town took its current form over a period of years. In 1725, residents in a northern part of town later called Nichols Farm petitioned for and were granted "village privileges" from the General Assembly. The...
| Sep 29, 2002
The most disturbing evidence of Connecticut's long and profitable complicity in slavery lies hidden in plain sight in the town of Salem, in the fields and woods around an ice cream bar near Routes 11 and 82.
There, archaeologists from Central Connecticut...
| Sep 29, 2002
James Forman stepped into The Riverside Church in Harlem clutching a cane in one hand and a copy of his "Black Manifesto" in the other. It was May 4, 1969, and the mostly white congregation - 1,500 voices strong - was singing the Sunday service's...