CHAPLIN, Conn. (WTNH) - An investigation is underway by Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police (EnCon) after a tree contractor was struck and killed by a tree in Chaplin on Thursday.According to officials, the contractor was working in Natchaug State Forest in the area of Pumpkin Hill Road just before 12 noon when he was hit. At the time, he was clearing trees that had been damaged by gypsy moths.The victim is described as a 61-year-old man. His identity has not been released at this time. … [Read more...] about PD: Contractor struck and killed by tree in Chaplin
A 61-year-old worker was killed when a tree fell at Natchaug State Forest in Chaplin Thursday. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said the man was a tree contractor. He was working in the area of Pumpkin Hill Road clearing trees that were damaged by gypsy moths when he was struck and killed by a tree. The victim has not been publicly identified. State Environmental Conservation Police are investigating. Divers Recover Jet's Data Recorder on Indonesia Seafloor Get the latest from NBC Connecticut anywhere, anytime Download the App Available for IOS and Android Follow NBC Connecticut on Twitter … [Read more...] about Contractor Struck and Killed by Tree in Natchaug State Forest in Chaplin
Peter Bogdanovich has just spent a good chunk of the past few years rummaging through footage and overseeing a documentary on the silent movie legend Buster Keaton. So when I had the chance to speak to the legendary director about “The Great Buster: A Celebration,” the culmination of his work that gives an all-encompassing look at the work and career of Keaton, I should have known just how besotted he was with him. But I was intrigued to know how Keaton compared to Charlie Chaplin, who over 90 years after the introduction of talkies bought an end to the silent era, is arguably the only star of the era to still be a household named. So during our conversation I decided to ask Bogdanovich who he preferred out of Chaplin and Keaton. Unsurprisingly he picked Keaton, before then going to explain why he believes that the likes of “The General,” “Steamboat Bill, Jr.,” and “Our Hospitality” stand up better than … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin?
Batman shows off a little more than some readers wanted to see in new series. (DC Comics)Michael Sangiacomo, The Plain Dealer Another month, another comic controversy. The comic world is starting to feel like the White House. This month the kerfuffle is about Batman, more precisely, a part of Batman we never saw before -- his penis. Someone at DC Comics decided to put the Mature Readers tag on the new Batman series "Batman Damned," written by former Northeast Ohioan Brian Azzarello with art by Lee Bermejo by including the Dark Knight's squire in a couple of panels. There is no reason for it in the plot. The story would have been just as good without it, but there's his Bat-junk in all its glory. Presumably DC did it to get a buzz going about the book, which it certainly succeeded in doing, but for the wrong reasons. "Damned" is the first comic in DC's adult readers line, Black Label, and features the story of a beaten and broken Batman investigating The Joker's alleged murder. … [Read more...] about Batman revealed; Charlie Chaplin: Nazi hunter (Journey Into Comics)
CHAPLIN, Conn. (WTNH) - Emergency crews have responded to a serious motor vehicle accident with extrication in Chaplin.Officials say it happened Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Phoenixville and Pumpkin Hill Roads. State and local police have responded to the scene. Life Star has also been deployed. Investigators are still on the scene.Police say no further updates are planned at this time. It is unknown how many victims have been impacted by the accident. The conditions of those affected by the crash is also unknown.Should any further updates be available, News 8 will be sure to provide them. … [Read more...] about Emergency crews respond to serious crash in Chaplin