History

New London Councilman Curtis Goodwin and Nicole Thomas of the Hempsted Houses with a plaque commemorating Adam Jackson, who was enslaved at the site in the 18th Century.
Harriet Jones

New London’s Black community has a long history in the small Connecticut city, but it’s a history that’s little known and celebrated. Now, New London has unveiled a Black Heritage Trail that the city hopes will shed light on stories of strength, resilience and accomplishment.

Teachers unions in Connecticut want a mask mandate for students. 90,000 Connecticut families might not be able to pay their rent, a bi-partisan effort on Long Island to help migrant students, and learning about history -- though a video game.

There are books galore about American presidents — biographies, memoirs, analyses by colleagues, family members, scholars, journalists, by presidents themselves — but Gary Ginsberg hits on something new: a close-up look at various presidents through the eyes of their closest companions.

A Douglass F4D Skyray at the New England Air Museum at Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
Cliff / Wikimedia Commons

A Cold War fighter plane has started its journey from Hartford to a museum in New York City. But, it won’t be flying.

Samuel Ballton in Union Army uniform, who became known as the 'Pickle King of Greenlawn.'
COURTESY TOWN OF HUNTINGTON

Saturday is Juneteenth. Long Islanders honored their own legacy during abolition with the recognition of Samuel Ballton, who fled slavery and was known as the “Pickle King of Greenlawn.”

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