FAIRFIELD — Marriage. Divorce. An out-of-wedlock baby. A disgraced stockbroker. Suicide. A famous artist.
For a writer on a soap opera, all elements of a daily script. But for Redding Road resident Melanie Marks, they are pieces of a puzzle she’s spent several years unraveling in a quest to identify the subjects of some Ammi Phillips portraits. Phillips, who was born in Colebrook in 1788, traveled through, and lived in, western Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York State.