Kevin Spacey, 'House of Cards' and How a Bridge Over Long Island Sound Almost Became a Reality

03/11/14

Kevin Spacey, 'House of Cards' and How a Bridge Over Long Island Sound Almost Became a Reality

A proposed bridge over Long Island Sound is a subplot to this season's "House of Cards." We look back at how that bridge was almost built in real life.

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Sterling Opera House Restoration Goes On in Derby; Building Haunted?

03/10/14

Sterling Opera House Restoration Goes On in Derby; Building Haunted?

The continued restoration of the historic Sterling Opera House has received a $20,000 boost.

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Vampires in Connecticut, and Our Link to Hitler's Skull, in Talks by State Archeologist

02/26/14

Vampires in Connecticut, and Our Link to Hitler's Skull, in Talks by State Archeologist

State archeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni will talk about Connecticut's vampires in Madison, and his investigation into Hitler's remains in a Washington event.

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New Haven Pizza History Revelation: Pepe's Came After Camposano Apizza

02/23/14

New Haven Pizza History Revelation: Pepe's Came After Camposano Apizza

This revelation arose when Colin Caplan, who has written many books about New Haven history, spoke last December at the New Haven Museum. He was promoting his latest volume: “Legendary Locals of New Haven.”

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Women's Work in World War II; Torrington Talk and Exhibit

02/11/14

Women's Work in World War II; Torrington Talk and Exhibit

Although no one today gives a second thought to women in the work place, it always hasn't been like that. Prior to World War II, the concept was novel, and even frowned upon in some cases.   "Women who were married were expected to stay at home—it was a common social belief," says John Cilio, author of Women's Work in World War II, who will be discussing that topic on February 27 at the Torrington Public Library at 6:30 p.m. "It was also a common social belief that women couldn't work long hours, and that they couldn't keep secrets." World War II changed all that. As men were drafted to fight in the war, it left a serious labor shortage on the home front. In order to keep the factories churning and businesses afloat—as...

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