Several thousand people turned out for a parade in Westport, Connecticut on Monday to honor the town's Little League baseball team, which made it to the U.S. final of the Little League World Series. The parade also honored the town's state championship girls softball team.
If someone wants to carry a hand gun legally in Connecticut, they need to apply for a pistol permit from local police departments. If police deny or revoke that permit, people can go before an appeals board, which has the power to override the police decision.
Tuesday, August 27, is the 50th anniversary of the death of W.E.B. Du Bois. The African American political intellectual and civil rights pioneer was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in 1868. A commemoration of his death in Great Barrington this Saturday and will include a guided tour of the Du Bois Homesite.