Still Not Talking   

Story By John Murray

    The Leatherman remains as elusive in death as he was during a mysterious life wandering through Connecticut and New York 150 years ago.

 

Hanoi Jane

War, Sex, and Fantasies of Betrayal

Meet author
Jerry Lembcke
Book Talk & Signing
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 6:30 p.m
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   From Aristophanes’ Lysistrata  to  Mata Hari and  Tokyo Rose, stories of female betrayal during wartime have recurred throughout history. The myth of “Hanoi Jane” Fonda,  Dr. Jerry Lembcke argues in Hanoi Jane, War, Sex & Fantasies of Betrayal,  is  the latest  variation  on this  enduring theme  -  com-bining traces of fact with heavy doses  of  fiction to create a potent  symbol of feminine perfidy  -  part  erotic warrior-woman  Barbarella  (the  title role of  a 1968 Fonda film),  part savvy antiwar activist and part powerful entrepreneur.

 

Life on "The Hill"

By Megan Sullivan, December 2007

 James Dennis Galvin

   My grandfather taught me how to pour beer. We sat at the round, glass topped table on his screened-in back porch, and with the convex pint glass tipped toward the wall, I held one hand steady on the jar as the other gripped the brown glass bottle before me.

   “Good girl, Meg,” my grandfather said. “Right, lean the jar towards you,” he instructed gently. “That’s the girl,” he said, “hold the bottle close to the rim.”

 

The Big Three

Story By Raechel Guest

Photographs From Scovill Bulletin, Pictorial History Of Waterbury

The neglected north gate of American Brass as it looks now.

   In the twentieth century, Waterbury’s brass industry was dominated by the “Big Three” — Scovill, Chase and Anaconda-American Brass. During the nineteenth century, the industry was largely comprised of small independent factories. Scovill was the first of the Big Three to become big, acquiring small specialized companies in order to diversify its product line and enhance its financial stability. Next came American Brass (later Anaconda-American Brass), which was created by the merger of several brass companies. Chase rounded out the trinity in 1913 with the consolidation of several companies owned by the Chase family.

Off To The Front

   Lance Corporal Connor Berger, right, son of Waterbury's 73rd District State Representative, Jeff Berger, left, was deployed last week to Afghanistan to fulfill his commitment to the United States Marine Corps.  Connor serves with "New England's Own" Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment. Before leaving Connor, right, and his brother, Chris, left, had the opportunity to meet UConn basketball star Kemba Walker during Husky Day at the state capital.

Attention Waterbury.....

Let’s Move

By John Murray

Waterbury Mayor Mike Jarjura led by example.

   Waterbury Mayor Mike Jarjura is a great sport. Three years ago he plunged down the Naugatuck River in a canoe, and on April 29th, as part of a Healthy Living community walk, he wiggled and contorted on stage as he stretched out in front of 400 people on the Waterbury Green.

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