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REMEMBERING SEPT. 11 with BRUCE BERLET

BY: Bruce Berlet

September 11 always elicits memories of that fateful trip down the Merritt Parkway.

A decade ago, I was passing through Meriden on the way to the opening day of Rangers’ training camp at Madison Square Garden when a news flash on the radio revealed a plane had just crashed into one of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center.

Immediate responses were that a plane had inadvertently went off course and flown too low, but when a second plane hit the other tower, everyone began to believe it was a terrorist attack and instructions were not to enter New York City.

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