P.T. Barnum

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Cartoonist and longtime Sag Harbor resident Gahan Wilson died last month. 

Wilson’s best known work appeared in Playboy, The New Yorker and National Lampoon, where his regular comic strip, “Nuts,” highlighted the world of childhood trauma.

He had said in interviews his inspiration was genetic. His great-uncle was circus showman and Bridgeport Mayor P.T. Barnum.  

Wilson had advanced dementia and other health issues. He died at a memory care facility in Arizona.

He was 89.  

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P.T. Barnum is the subject of the new film, The Greatest Showman, in which he’s played by Hugh Jackman. The film follows Barnum as he opens a museum in New York City and employs a ragtag group, mostly made up of people with disabilities or unusual physical characteristics.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut’s Barnum Museum is getting a $15,000 grant to expand its circus-themed exhibits and help it re-open to the public. Most of the museum has been closed since it was hit by a tornado in 2010.

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The Greatest Show on Earth came to an end Sunday night after nearly a century and a half. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus put on its final performance at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island.

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The Greatest Show on Earth held its final Connecticut show in Hartford Sunday night. 

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