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Gustave Whitehead First to Fly? Maybe. Will His Fairfield House Crash?

Gustave Whitehead First to Fly? Maybe. Will His Fairfield House Crash?

The debate over who first achieved motorized flight may continue elsewhere, but here in Connecticut, there's no question.

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WNBA, Connecticut Sun Continue to Thrive

WNBA, Connecticut Sun Continue to Thrive

After a bright start—studded with homegrown players like former UConn star Rebecca Lobo—the WNBA and the Connecticut Sun continue to find success as they enter their 17th season.

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Connecticut Politics

by Jennifer Swift
John McKinney Would Back Repeal of Tougher Connecticut Gun Laws as Governor?

John McKinney Would Back Repeal of Tougher Connecticut Gun Laws as Governor?

State Sen. John McKinney of Fairfield, a GOP candidate for governor, appears to say in a video that, as governor, he would back a legislature that voted to repeal Connecticut's tougher new gun laws.

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Mark Boughton on Lisa Wilson-Foley Donation: 'I would send back the check'

If he could, gubernatorial hopeful Mark Boughton would refund money his exploratory committee received from Lisa Wilson-Foley and her husband, who pleaded guilty as part of a campaign finance scheme last month. But he can’t, because he spent it already. “If there was a way...

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History

AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

AMC's 'Turn' Features Connecticut Spies of the American Revolution

They always say the truth is more compelling than fiction. In the case of AMC's "Turn," a healthy dose of both is making for some great TV. Set during the American Revolution, "Turn," chronicles the true story of the Culper Spy Ring, which operated in and around New...

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Aaron Burr's Treason Trial Explored in Litchfield, Town With Strong Ties to Burr

Aaron Burr's Treason Trial Explored in Litchfield, Town With Strong Ties to Burr

It was Aaron Burr’s treason trial that drew listeners to the Litchfield Historical Society recently to listen to Prof. R. Kent Newmyer, a professor of law and history at the University of Connecticut School of Law, who discussed his book, “The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of a New Nation.”

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Rating the Towns 2013

In addition to seeing how municipalities across the state stack up in terms of economy, crime, education and culture, we explore the absence of strong county governments, the recent expansion in Storrs, the state of downtown Hartford and much more.

Who Controls the Connecticut Media?

The past decade has seen dramatic change in the state’s newspaper industry, including who owns some of Connecticut’s most prominent newspapers.

Best of Connecticut 2013

It's our annual survey of all our favorites in the state, from food and drink to places to visit and things to do.

A Guide to Skirting Connecticut's Campaign Laws

7 reforms that could help fight corruption in Connecticut

Politician, heal thyself! Without structural changes in how state government works, Connecticut is guaranteed to see more John Rowlands. If legislators are serious about reform, here are a few places they could start.

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