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A spate of more than 15 suspicious fires plagued Plymouth last year, and Brett Fennessy complained to his girlfriend that whoever was setting them was "getting out of control." As a member of the town's volunteer fire department, he appeared to be...
Tags: Arson, Plymouth, New Britain, Terryville, Crimes
After a flood in 1936 caused widespread devastation from Maine to Maryland, federal officials drafted a plan to prevent a similar disaster. But the effort languished - until the flood of '55 came along. The devastating deluge that claimed 87 lives and...
South WindsorI was 11 years old and went with neighborhood kids to see a dam on a stream that ran through Litchfield. At the height of the flooding, we stood by the old dam, and in our curiosity, walked downstream where the water was boiling. Above the dam it was...
El Paso, TexasI was 7 years old at the time of the "Great Flood of 1955" and my family owned a three-story house at 143 Waterville Street in Waterbury. We lived on the first floor and rented the second and third floors as apartments. I remember waking up that...
Tags: Waterbury, Floods, Disasters and Accidents, El Paso, Death
WaterburyI was 4 years old at the time, and I remember we had to use oil lamps because there was no electricity and one of my uncles who worked at Chase Brass on Thomaston Avenue had to be airlifted from the roof of that building to safety. I remember my father...
TariffvilleI was 15 in August of 1955 and lived on the west side of Waterbury near the country club. On that morning we drove down Sunnyside Avenue, a steep hillside street leading down to the river. We stood on a baseball field overlooking the town and watched in...
The Hartford CourantCourant Staff Writers Courant Staff Writers Daniela Altimari and Carolyn Moreau contributed to this report. Organized-crime investigators raided the homes of failed sports agent John Lounsbury and convicted racketeer Lawrence A. DiBenedetto this week...
The Hartford CourantHere are some of the places in Connecticut where motorcyclists converge. Marcus Dairy, Danbury Rider's Café, Thomaston Ave., Waterbury The Vanilla Bean, Pomfret Bach Door Café, Route 6, Chaplin The Red Dog Saloon Café, Route 66, Middlefield Stash'...
Tags: Shelton, Waterbury, Prospect, Ice Cream, Torrington
Lacey, Wash.I lived in Thomaston and was an electrical engineer at American Brass Co. in Waterbury. We had 9 feet of water over the first floor of most of our buildings. Electrical equipment had to be dried out and de-silted. In some of the buildings, the electrical...
BERKSHIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL June 12 - 29 - Unicorn Theatre: "Dimetos," directed by Peter Wallace. June 19 - July 6 - Main Stage: "Zorba," directed by James Warwick. July 3 - 20 - Unicorn Theatre: "Miss Julie," directed by Anders Cato. July 9 - 27 -...
Tags: Television, Migration, Westport, TheaterWorks, Tim Rice
TorringtonAlthough I was only 4 or 5 at the time, I remember the Flood of 1955 vividly. My parents lived in the main family house in Thomaston. This house was at the very southern edge of Thomaston, almost in Waterbury. It sat on a small rise, across what was...
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