About the Author: Chris Pagliuco

Chris Pagliuco is a freelance writer holds an MA in history from Trinity College. He teaches high school history in Madison, Connecticut and serves as town historian in Essex, Connecticut.  He is also a member of the editorial team of Connecticut Explored, a quarterly history publication. His publications include the …

About the Author: Doug Maine

Doug Maine was a writer and editor with Life Publications from 2000 to 2012, covering Wethersfield and Rocky Hill for most of his tenure, writing about issues ranging from development and education to business, the arts, government and politics, in addition to penning human interest, feature and business stories. He …

About the Author: Ronna Reynolds

Ronna Reynolds, the first professional director of the Wethersfield Historical Society (1973 – 1977), received her B.A. in History from Connecticut College and her M.A. in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program (New York State University).  In 1978, she was selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar …

About the Author: Joyce Rossignol

Joyce Rossignol came to Wethersfield as editor of the Wethersfield Post in 1970. After “retiring” from the Post, she became, in 1995, senior  editor of Life Publications, including Wethersfield Life, a position she still holds.  She lives in Wethersfield with her husband Gilman. Return to the Wethersfield Historical Society home …

About the Author: Joe Duffy

Joe Duffy is a graduate of Fairfield U and holds a Master’s in history from Trinity College.  He taught history at East Catholic High in Manchester. Joe is author of HARTFORD’S CATHOLIC LEGACY–PARISHES, wrote for the Courant’s Northeast Magazine as well as for the Connecticut Historical Society and the Association …

About the Author: Gary "Pops" Goldberg-O’Maxfield

Gary “Pops” Goldberg-O’Maxfield of Hartford is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) and he has been researching baseball in Connecticut for over a decade. He has written numerous articles on baseball and is writing a Connecticut baseball book for Wesleyan University Press. Goldberg-O’Maxfield is also co-founder …

About the Author: June Cooke

June Cooke was born in South Windsor, Connecticut.  She lived there and was a member of the South Windsor Historical Society until her marriage to David Cooke, when she moved to Rocky Hill. After retirement, she joined the Rocky Hill Historical Society as a life member. June Cooke was founder …

About the Author: Nora Howard

Nora Howard served at the Wethersfield Historical Society from 1982-1993 as director of education and then executive director. She holds degrees in American Studies from Hampshire College (B.A.) and George Washington University (M.A.) Her three books are Wethersfield Stories, Avon (a photographic history), and Catch’d on Fire: the Journals of …

About the Author: Paul Courchaine

Paul Courchaine is a student of “foodways“, the study of the foods we ate and how we came to eat them. He has taught classes in this, particularly hearth cooking, for the Wethersfield Historical Society and The Culinary Historians of Connecticut. He is also the author of two series on …

About the Author: Thomas H. Alton

I was born on January 9, 1958 in Manchester, Connecticut, a city located about eight miles east of Hartford.  I grew up in Bolton, a small rural town just east of Manchester.   My parents were chiropractors and had their practices in Bolton. After I attended local schools in Bolton and …