Dean Pagani

The 85th Manchester, CT Road Race.

In New England, the Thanksgiving Road Race in Manchester, Connecticut is as much a part of the history of cross country running as the Boston Marathon.

This year, history was made again with a record setting time from the first woman to cross the line. A time so fast, it suggests on some future Thanksgiving morning, a woman may cross the line first.

Here is the story.

Plainfield, Connecticut.

In late October, about 1,000 attended a pro-Trump political rally in the eastern Connecticut town of Plainfield.

Ironically, it was called the “Rally for America,” but the sentiments of those in attendance were in fact intolerant and — in the end- anti-American.

Here is the story of that day.

Mayor-elect Michelle Wu of Boston.

Boston made history on Election Day 2021 by choosing Michelle Wu as the first woman and first Asian American elected to the mayor’s office.

She came to Boston to attend Harvard and chose to stay. How she will lead is an open question, but her story does change the perception of Boston politics.

Here’s my report from the campaign trail.