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  • Daylight savings wasn't always the norm

    It took a few tries to get daylight savings time to stick in the U.S. Benjamin Franklin estimated the idea would have saved 1 million francs per year in candles as a French diplomat in 1784, according to a report in the Library of Congress. The U.S....
  • New on DVD: 'The Pawnbroker,' 'The Address'

    It's a thin week as far as new DVD releases go. "The Pawnbroker," Grade A-minus: The film directed by Academy Award-winner Sidney Lumet features one of the greatest performances in the career of Rod Steiger. He earned a 1965 Best Actor Oscar nomination...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Hartford Resident To Be Honored At Carnegie Hall For Original Poetry

    Hartford resident Brandonlee Cruz was awarded the National Scholastic Silver Medal for his original poem titled, "Letter from the Lynching Tree." This prestigious award puts him in the top 1 percent of 255,000 submissions, and he will be honored at...
  • Fort Monroe renovation of historic building begins

    Fort Monroe renovation of historic building begins
    HAMPTON — In the basement of Building 83 on Fort Monroe, a problem percolates when the ground can no longer absorb rain water. Flooding is a semiregular occurrence on the historic property, and it causes damage to the inner-workings of some...
  • Public markets of the world

     Public markets of the world
    The Santa Fe Farmers Market sits parallel to the tracks of the historic railroad depot. As you approach, the sweet smell of chilies wafts through the air. A man is turning the crank of a metal drum of bright green Hatch peppers roasting over an open...
  • Violinist Regina Carter tunes in Americana

    Violinist Regina Carter tunes in Americana
    At a certain point in life, many of us begin to contemplate our family roots – those nearly forgotten people from earlier generations whose journeys and travails made our lives possible. For jazz violinist Regina Carter, that quest has generated...
  • Florida House home away from home: My Word

    Florida House home away from home: My Word
    For more than four decades, many Floridians visiting Washington, D.C., have found a bit of our Sunshine State in the nation's capital. A "home away from home," Florida House has the distinction of being the only state embassy in the country. Our embassy...
  • Tony Gabriele's Get Serious humor column

    Since it is the time of year when all of us Americans with an income, be it a pile like Warren Buffett's or a comparative pittance, Are instructed to send a remittance To the Service that collects the Revenue that's Internal, One hears the weeping...
  • Ann Scott: Florida House provides home away from home

    For more than four decades, many Floridians visiting Washington, DC have found a bit of our Sunshine State in the nation's capital. A "home away from home," Florida House has the distinction of being the only state embassy in the country. Our embassy...
  • Counterfeiter Abel Buell Later Forged An Inventive Career

    Counterfeiter Abel Buell Later Forged An Inventive Career
    In October the Library of Congress opened a new exhibition featuring the first map of the United States — the first ever to depict the Stars and Stripes. It was printed in New Haven in 1784 by a Connecticut engraver, Abel Buell, just half a year...
  • 2 senators target minority youth unemployment

    WASHINGTON The only two African-American senators, a Democrat and a Republican, reached across the partisan divide Wednesday to introduce legislation targeting the high unemployment rate among minority youth. Sens. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Tunxis Art Professor To Share Insights On Creativity At Book Signing

    Tunxis Community College professor William Kluba will talk about his new book, "Where Does Art Come From?" during a discussion and book signing on Tuesday, April 15 at 3 p.m. in the 600 Building Cyber Caf at Tunxis. Books will be available for purchase....