Movie Review: “They Shall Not Grow Old”

By Philip R. Devlin. (Dec. 18, 2018) — Since 2018 is the centennial anniversary of the end of World War I, there have been many retrospective looks at the war; however, few can match the movie that I saw Monday–“They Shall Not Grow Old.” The talented New Zealand filmmaker, Peter Jackson, directed the movie. Jackson […]

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An Account of Stagecoaches Stranded in Snow in 1860s

Submitted by Shannon Spencer Burkle, who found this narrative in her father’s grandparents’ house, who moved to Middletown from Higganum. From the estate of Marion Harvey via Mary Newton, we have this account of early stage travel in and around Durham [and Haddam and Killingworth] and how a snowstorm affected same about 1860. Edwin Harvey owned […]

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Haddam Remembers Its Veterans

Submitted by Phil Devlin. (Nov. 11, 2018) — World War I ended 100 years ago this weekend on November 11, 1918. Twenty three men from Haddam were part of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) that went overseas and fought on French soil. The other 34 men served within the boundaries of the United States with […]

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Brainerd Library: Pixels of the Past

Submitted by Tom Piezzo. A hands-on look at the science and history of video gaming at the Brainerd Memorial Library (920 Saybrook Rd, Haddam) on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Drop in for a hands-on look at the science and history of video gaming. Experience the past and play with an assortment of retro […]

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Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek: A History

By Ellen Nodelman. Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek has roots on both sides of the Connecticut River, in Moodus, on one, and in Deep River and Chester, on the other. How the Congregation, situated today in Chester, came to be ‘The Congregation with the Long Name’ is a story that goes back over 100 years. […]

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