Hugh McQuaid

Gustave Whitehead, above with his daughter Rose, is believed by some aviation historians to have preceeded the Wright brothers by as much as three years with a manned flight. Photograph from Corbis.

Connecticut First in Flight?

  Connecticut’s House of Representatives is seeking to unseat North Carolina as the state with a claim to “First in Flight.”   The House amended a bill Thursday with language to change Connecticut’s statutes to recognize Gustave Whitehead each year on “Powered Flight Day,” rather… Read more »


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Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara.  Photo by Hugh McQuaid.

Hookah Headaches

  Police from Fairfield asked the Public Health Committee Wednesday to allow them to regulate hookah lounges, which they said can currently act as de facto nightclubs in their town.   Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara testified in support of a bill introduced by Rep…. Read more »


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