The Wright brothers live in our minds as American icons . . . and what do we really know about them?
Long Island author Lawrence Goldstone has written a new book about their genius and their missteps. They solved a problem that had stumped great minds for millenia, yet their secretiveness and obsession with their competitors—particularly the greatly innovative, and now little-known Glenn Curtiss—resigned them to be business has-beens.
Bar cars used to be a staple of American train travel, but they’ve been disappearing from commuter rails in recent years. Davis Dunavin rode the last bar car to leave New York’s Grand Central Terminal on Friday.
A Quinnipiac University Poll released on Friday finds Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy deadlocked in a hypothetical reelection rematch with Republican challenger Tom Foley. The poll finds Malloy and Foley tied at 43 percent each, no change from a Q Poll released in March.
Suffolk's off tracking betting corporation didn't make any money on the Kentucky Derby last weekend, horse racing's biggest event. The county-run betting parlor told lawmakers this week that last minute fee hikes snatched all the profits.