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On a hot July afternoon in 1968, two families gathered for a picnic at 55 Linden St. in Wethersfield. PFC Richard Paul Caputo, 20, was leaving for Vietnam. Drafted the previous December, he had married his childhood sweetheart, Ann Gesauldi, four months earlier. On this particular day, the mood was somber, not boisterous.   "He was leaving,...

Advanced Cell Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTCBB:ACTC), a leader in the field of regenerative medicine, announced today that the company's Chief Scientific Officer, Robert Lanza, MD, has been nominated to receive the prestigious Il Leone di San Marco award in Medicine.   For thirty-three years, the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of the B...

"An Italian-American Family," a film and exhibit of mixed-media artwork inspired and informed by the Benedettos of Noroton Heights, Darien, Conn., will be presented at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Presidents' Hall in the Mazzaferro Center, 291 Highland Ave. Admission is free.   The exhibition was created using Fitchburg State Professor Helen Obe...

When: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 — 9:30 p.m.Where: Atwoods Tavern — 877 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA Susan Cattaneo has been a songwriting professor at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music for 13 years. She's written songs covered by numerous artists in Nashville, and her tunes helped launch the careers of Jillian Cardanelli and Erica Nic...

It is happening all over the United States, but when it happens at home, it still hurts. Albano's Market in Springfield's South End is closing. Sisters Filomena Bruschi and Theresa D'Angelantonio have sold the property on East Columbus Avenue and will soon close its door.   Their parents opened the market in 1942. Frozen Italian lemonade was...

"Farms, Factories and Families: Italian-American Women of CT" is the topic of a talk by Anthony Riccio scheduled for June 6 at the public library downtown.   Riccio will tell stories of the experiences of women who moved from Italy to Connecticut between the early and mid-20th century. His talk is set for 10 a.m. at the library at 20 Hi...

By Desmond Conner   Steve Addazio is as traditional as, well, New England. The Farmington native is set to enter his third season as the Boston College football coach and says he feels right at home. "I'm really just happy to be in the Northeast where my family is, my friends are, where I enjoy living," Addazio said.   "We h...

Avrà luogo domani, in Connecticut, USA, la celebrazione della Festa della Repubblica, unita alla cerimonia di benvenuto al Console Generale d'Italia nella Tri-State Area, Ministro Francesco Genuardi, organizzato dall'On. Fucsia Nissoli Fitzgerald, deputata eletta nella Circoscrizione estera - Ripartizione Nord e Centro America. "Sarà l'occasio...

Journey into the fantastical land of fairy tales as Colla Marionette's incredible puppetry takes on Sleeping Beauty. This legendary Italian marionette company – considered the best in the world – depicts the beloved classic, using Tchaikovsky's score and intricately involved puppet technique to breathe new life into the story. Fantastic visio...

by Stefano Salimbeni   "When we lived in Melrose in the mid 1970s, my eldest daughter used to bring pizza to school for lunch. For her, having grown up in an Italian household, it was the most normal thing in the world. At some point however she started to come home and say they were making fun of her, therefore she didn't want pizza anymore...

by Alice Levitt   In September, few traces will remain of the Shelburne Road KFC. The fast-food counter and plastic tables where the ghost of Colonel Sanders once flitted will be replaced by a brick interior and 25-foot maple bar. Fountain drinks will give way to 15 local microbrews on tap, plus Vermont liquors and wines.   The man be...

Philip Vetro will be honored as Italian American of the year, Friday, Oct. 17, at the 23rd Annual Milford Columbus Committee Dinner Dance.   Vetro has been a Milford resident and business owner for more than 44 years. During his time in Milford, he has dedicated his free time to many boards in Milford, including the Planning and Zoning board...