Artist’s rendering of the Connecticut Yankee Power Company Plant

Connecticut Yankee and Millstone: 46 Years of Nuclear Power

In 1968 the prospect of nuclear power energized those hoping to find an alternative to coal, oil, and other fossil fuels. …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, Environment, Haddam, Science, Waterford


Batman and the Outsiders #1, cover art by Jim Aparo

Drawn to Superheroes

July 30, 2014

For decades Southington was home to one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century. Not known for his work with clay or canvas, James Aparo took a childhood …[more]

Categories: Arts, CT AT Work: Waterbury Area, Popular Culture, Southington

Powder Ridge Music Festival, 1970 - Connecticut Historical Society and Connecticut History Online

Connecticut’s “Woodstock” Canceled – Today in History: July 30

On July 30, 1970, Louis Zemel, the owner of Powder Ridge Ski Area in Middlefield had to tell a crowd of thousands that the scheduled three-day rock festival they had …[more]

Categories: Middlefield, Popular Culture

Tomb of Lady Fenwick, Saybrook Point

An Old Saybrook Borough has a Stately History

July 29, 2014

The Borough of Fenwick, a well-known summer community in Old Saybrook, is named for George Fenwick and his family. Fenwick was an English lawyer who helped settle the Saybrook colony …[more]

Categories: John Winthrop Jr., Old Saybrook, Politics and Government

Connecticut Valley R. R. schedule

Connecticut Valley Railroad’s First Train – Today in History: July 29

On July 29, 1871, a ceremonial train ran along the new 44-mile single-line track built by the Connecticut Valley Railroad. James C. Walkely, the president of Charter Oak Life Insurance …[more]

Categories: Hartford, Old Saybrook, Transportation

Roger Tory Peterson

Roger Tory Peterson Dies – Today in History: July 28

July 28, 2014

On July 28, 1996, ornithologist and artist Roger Tory Peterson died in Old Lyme. From age 11, growing up in New York, Peterson was active in the Junior Audubon Club …[more]

Categories: Arts, Old Lyme, Science

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