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The Hartford CourantDown the hill from the state Capitol, Cheryl Lawrence stood in a cluster with her family, her nephew's face staring out from the shirt on her chest. Joel Hightower. He was celebrating his 20th birthday when he was shot dead 10 days earlier, the city's...
The Hartford CourantThe suspects in last year's triple slaying in Cheshire will be tried separately, the prosecutor seeking the death penalty in the case told a Superior Court judge today. But New Haven State Attorney Michael Dearington said he is considering trying...
Tags: Justice System, Cheshire, Sex Crimes, Court Preliminary, Death
Eddington, MaineI was four. I was standing with my father on the porch of our apartment on the first floor on Union Street in Winsted. I wore my new jacket with the baseball bat and glove on the chest. My father and I were Yankee fans, my Uncle Kenny and my...
The Hartford CourantOn the morning of Aug. 18, 1955, Waterbury wakes up to pouring rain, but hardly anyone notices. What has their attention on this soggy Thursday morning is the "Today Show," hosted by Dave Garroway, which is being aired live from the Elton Hotel downtown....
Tags: Disasters and Accidents, Torrington, Children, Death, Naugatuck
Courant Staff WritersIn the days before being charged with committing a brutal triple murder in Cheshire, Joshua Komisarjevsky was depressed over the loss of his teenage girlfriend and struggling financially because of mounting costs related to his 5-year-old child, a close...
Tags: Drugs and Medicines, Justice System, Cheshire, Trials, Murder
South WindsorI was 11 years old and went with neighborhood kids to see a dam on a stream that ran through Litchfield. At the height of the flooding, we stood by the old dam, and in our curiosity, walked downstream where the water was boiling. Above the dam it was...
Courant Staff WriterIn the Mojave Desert of California, somewhere between Palm Springs and nowhere, is an Iraqi village built for the U.S. Marine Corps. An Iraqi flag jerks in the desert wind above neighborhoods where people in traditional Arab dress walk the dirt streets....
Tags: Plainville, Torrington, Iraq, Saddam Hussein, Bodies of Water
The Hartford CourantAugust 1955 is in black and white. It is mom, pop and apple pie, rabbit ears, The Mick, Ike, "Rock Around the Clock," blue collars, Reds, polio, Lucky Strikes, and weather. On the 12th and 13th of the month, the tail end of Hurricane Connie had passed,...
Towson, Md.We lived in Storrs. The Mansfield Hollow Dam was filled to the brim and saved us from horrible flooding. A few days later we drove to the Catskills and went through the town of Winsted. We saw what had been Main St. HUGE pieces of asphalt were heaved...
Tags: Disasters and Accidents, Floods, Storrs
SouthingtonHere I am reading about my hometown, Winsted in The Courant for the last few days. There is Main Street, where our dog washed down from my father's pickup truck, and was saved in front of the Catholic church on the hill. My brother and father were on the...
Santa Ana, Calif.I was 8 years old. It seemed like it had been raining for days. I think we were getting on my mom's nerves. I can remember her sending my sister and me and some neighbor kids to the movies in a taxi. We saw Lady and the Tramp. When we came out it was...
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