| Jan 2, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Roughly one in three college seniors nationwide has taken illegally obtained prescription amphetamines. And they don't feel bad about it.
That's according to the Center on Young Adult Health and Development, a research institute at the University of...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Fearfully, I thought I'd gotten it wrong, that somehow slavery had not ended and colored folks truly weren't free.
It was the early 1960s in Illinois. The family was gathered around the lone black and white Zenith, watching some guy named King being...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 12:06 PM
On the day after the Newtown massacre, my two youngest daughters and I rode a horse-drawn carriage around the New Haven Green. We had seen it as we drove past the big Christmas tree and from their car seats in the back they had said, "Can we ride?"
| Dec 26, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Weeks before Christmas, Mary Sherlach had already transformed her Trumbull home into the picture of holiday cheer.
The red-and-green plaid tablecloth was in place. And there were candles and centerpieces on the tables and wreaths on the door and...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Professor Leslie Ricklin noticed it early on. Victoria Soto was different than the other teacher candidates in Ricklin's social-studies methods course at Eastern Connecticut State University.
It wasn't Vicki Leigh Soto's boundless energy or even the...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The names of more victims in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School emerged Saturday, including a teacher who had just landed a permanent substitute position at the school.
Lauren Rousseau, 30, landed the subsitute job in November and was one...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. The shooter's mother was also killed Friday. Stories of the adult heroes of this tragedy and tributes to the children who lost their...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 2:54 PM
They can shoot them with bullets. They can blast them with bombs. They can stab them with knives. They can strangle them with rope. They can burn them with fire. They can drown them with water. They can juice them with electricity. They can smother them...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 5:40 AM
The spreading of holiday cheer, musically:
The Civic Orchestra of New Haven, featuring the Waterbury Youth Chorus: Dec. 16, 3 p.m., $10-$15 suggested donation, Battell Chapel, 400 College St., New Haven, conh.org.
Jewish Unity Concert featuring 8th...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 4:51 PM
It had been a while since I visited Westfarms mall and I picked a Saturday when finding a parking space was like it was the Christmas holidays. After dizzily circling past car-filled spaces punctuated by the stalkers and the stalked, I turned down one row...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:06 PM
There will always be an inherent conflict between a government that wants to guard its information, and journalists and citizens who want access to it.
Although there is a recognition that some information should be kept secret, a democracy needs its...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:40 AM
According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, there are only about 100 battery electric vehicles registered in Connecticut, and maybe 40 charging stations. It's a start.
The numbers are also likely to confuse many, because for the most part they're...