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  • A Tong War Murder At A Manchester Laundry

    A Tong War Murder At A Manchester Laundry
    Of the 55 men who were hanged by the state between 1894 and 1936, 41 were immigrants. Two were Chinese — Chin Lung and Soo Hoo Wing — convicted in 1927 of murdering a member of a rival tong. Ong Ging Hem, 36, was killed in his cousin's...
  • Notorious Bandit Killed New Britain Officer, Then Cursed The Hangman

    Notorious Bandit Killed New Britain Officer, Then Cursed The Hangman
    Years before John Dillinger, "Baby Face" Nelson and "Pretty Boy" Floyd, there was Gerald Chapman. Chapman — dubbed "Public Enemy No. 1" by both the press and authorities prior to the FBI's official use of the phrase — was criminally active...
  • Coordinate I-84, Rock Cats' Plan — Or Else

    Coordinate I-84, Rock Cats' Plan — Or Else
    Of all the issues raised in the last week about the prospective arrival of the New Britain Rock Cats in Hartford — whether the city can afford it, the chimerical jobs numbers, the robbing of the team from a sister city, the 17 months of secret...
  • Kevin Hunt: Why Does It Take A Billing Cycle To Switch Electricity Suppliers?

    Kevin Hunt: Why Does It Take A Billing Cycle To Switch Electricity Suppliers?
    Q: "When I figured out the cause of the big increase in my electric bill in December, I quickly chose another provider at a fixed rate. This provider assured me that their rate would take effect with my next billing. But when I received January's bill...
  • Killed In Action In Gulf War: Plainfield's Cindy Beaudoin

    Killed In Action In Gulf War: Plainfield's Cindy Beaudoin
    Army Spec. Cindy Beaudoin didn't have to go to war. The UConn freshman had scoliosis, a spinal condition that could have exempted her on Nov. 17, 1990, the day the 142nd Medical Company was called up to active duty. Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi dictator,...
  • Kevin Hunt: Why Is My Mail Now Delivered At 6 P.M.? (The Sequel)

    Kevin Hunt: Why Is My Mail Now Delivered At 6 P.M.? (The Sequel)
    Nancy Eaton, unhappy with mail delivery in Glastonbury, asked The Bottom Line (read the Feb. 16 column here) if anyone else had complained about the United States Postal Service. Well, not really — until now. Here is a sampling of responses,...
  • Bungled Heist Of Silk Shipment Left Security Guard Dead

    Bungled Heist Of Silk Shipment Left Security Guard Dead
    MANCHESTER — Courant reporters 95 years ago figured prominently in the investigation of a bungled heist, playing a role that would be highly improbable today. In the case of The Great Silk Robbery, the "Courant Men," as they were called in their...
  • New Tuesday Lunch Buffet At Vito's Pizzeria In Wethersfield

    New Tuesday Lunch Buffet At Vito's Pizzeria In Wethersfield
    Vito's Pizzaria in Wethersfield has introduced a new all-you-can-eat lunch buffet on Tuesdays from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. The $9.95 buffet includes a rotating selection of foods, including chicken, pasta, seafood, pizza, salad, vegetables, potatoes and...
  • Silas Deane Of Wethersfield, The Revolution's 'Unsung Hero'

    Silas Deane Of Wethersfield, The Revolution's 'Unsung Hero'
    WETHERSFIELD — Thousands of people lost their lives during the American Revolution — not all of them on the battlefield. Silas Deane fell victim to "vicious" character assassination, says Milton C. Van Vlack, author of the 2013 book,...
  • Día de los caídos en CT

    Día de los caídos en CT
    Muchos desfiles, ceremonias y otros eventos están previstos por toda la región durante el fin de semana de Memorial Day. AVON El desfile del Día de los Caídos comenzará a las 11 el lunes en el Parque Sperry en Simsbury Road. Los manifestantes...
  • A Different View Of Course For Race's Top Survivor

     A Different View Of Course For Race's Top Survivor
    NEW BRITAIN — Kristin Kelleher had run the Race in the Park 5K to support breast cancer research in the past. But this year was different. On Saturday, she ran as a breast cancer survivor. Kelleher, 44, of Cromwell was the top survivor to finish...
  • It's Still Called Omni Comics, But Business Has Evolved

     It's Still Called Omni Comics, But Business Has Evolved
    WETHERSFIELD — Comics gets top billing at Scott Wool and George Fietziewicz's business, Omni Comics and Cards, but Wool laughs when he's asked how much of the sales are comic books these days. "Negligible. Two percent or so," he says, laughing...