An essay from a Wesleyan alum some of us know: http://mediaboy.livejournal.com/173161.html. It begins:
O'Rourke's Diner, 1946-2006
O'Rourke's Diner in Middletown, Connecticut burned down this morning.
That shouldn't mean much to you, but I feel like a lost a family member right now.
About halfway through my freshman year of college at Wesleyan, a group of about 5 of us decided on a Sunday night to hit O'Rourke's at 7:00 am the next morning.
We kept going every Monday until we graduated.
(links thanks to http://wesleying.blogspot.com/)
Edit: From Google News:
NBC30's story: http://www.nbc30.com/news/9767121/detail.html
(The Hartford Courant story is just a reprint of the WTNH Channel 8 story: http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-diner-fire-0831,0,1646369.story?coll=hc-headlines-home.)