Our local media celebs, Lyn and Lee (1944-2014) were a delightful, but brief addition to East Haddam.
Lee was renowned gardener in retirement (you may have seen him on The Victory Garden and elsewhere on cable), but as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution he and his editors were responsible for keeping alive the story of the murders of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner which finally lead to convictions forty years after the crime. He also won a Robert F Kennedy Award for a series he did on exploited labor.
After her years as a television news and feature reporter in New York and Boston, Lyn is a dear friend with whom I delight in corresponding. Her website is: http://wisewomennow.com