By John Penney   Cultural pride was in full display Sunday at a pair of Norwich events that honored local Italian-Americans. Under a bright blue sky, approximately 20 people gathered at the Christopher Columbus monument on Chelsea Parade for the 24th annual wreath-laying ceremony by the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of Norwich...

In occasione della festa della Domenica delle Palme, Fucsia Nissoli, deputata della Lista Monti eletta in Nord America, ha incontrato la comunità italiana che si ritrova attorno alla Parrocchia del Sacro Cuore della Diocesi di Bridgeport, in Connecticut.   Nissoli, dopo aver partecipato alla Santa Messa celebrata in lingua italiana, si è int...

Si sono ricongiunti ed abbracciati, simbolicamente, questa mattina, nella grande piazza di Canicattini Bagni, a distanza di quattro anni dalla visita della delegazione canicattinese in America, guidata allora dal sindaco Paolo Amenta, le due anime della città di Canicattini Bagni, quella incastonata tra gli Iblei, e quella rappresentata da generazi...

di Andrea Mantineo   Da sabato 2 gennaio (per la festività di Capodanno domani "America Oggi" non viene pubblicato) i lettori non troveranno più l'edizione internazionale de "la Repubblica" inserita all'interno del giornale. Il Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso ha deciso di interrompere la diffusione del suo quotidiano negli Stati Uniti. La distr...

Old school Italian comic Dom Irrera and new school Italian comic Sebastion Maniscalco will headline four big shows in Connecticut on March 22, 23 & 30, 2013. Dom Irrera's stand-up material was honed in a multi-generational Italian household. He grew up in South Philadelphia while living with his mother, sister, grandmother, uncles and cousins...

Though Mayor Ken Cockayne's grandfather left his native Turi, Italy to make his way to America long ago, the family's ties to the southern Italian town remain.   On Thursday, Cockayne received an elaborately framed key to Turi engraved with a coat of arms depicting a bull under an oak tree. The first citizen of Turi, Domenico Coppi, sai...

Frank J. Cerza will address the Senior Men's Club of New Canaan in Morrill Hall at St. Mark's Church on Friday, Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. His presentation, entitled, "Representing Italian Companies in the U.S.," will focus on how the legal, commercial and cultural differences between the two countries impact the way investments are made by Italian compan...

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,...

"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...

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...