| Sep 14, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Thursday September 15
IT IS WRITTEN
Still working on that novel? Yeah, well you're probably never going to finish it without some outside help. To kick off its eighth season, the Westport Writers' Workshop is hosting an open house today, and who...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 8:48 AM
Some kind of magic switch seems to have gotten flipped. With summer here, Connecticut turns into a sunny wonderland of outdoor music festivals, county fairs, regional food shindigs and other finely focused affairs. Celebrate the seasonal joys of...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:48 PM
Leaders in Connecticut's arts community were stunned Wednesday over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to cut more than $11 million in payments to local arts programs as of July 1.
The proposed cuts have raised concern as more than 20 different programs have a...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Connecticut's into some really weird animal stuff lately.
You've got a battle going on over keeping reindeer here year-round; mountain lions roaming the Gold Coast; someone whose face was ripped off by a chimpanzee trying to sue the state; new...
| May 17, 2012
| 5:55 AM
Ct Free Shakespeare's production of "Romeo and Juliet" will not only play at Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo and McLevy Green but at the American Shakespeare Festival Theater, 1850 Elm St., Stratford.
The production will play at the Peacock Pavilion at the...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:32 AM
It wasn't exactly an exotic animal bonanza for state wildlife dudes at Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo this weekend.
They were offering amnesty to any outlaw pet owners who handed over illegal animals. At the last pet amnesty day in 2009, they pulled in 14...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 8:35 AM
If you could rig up some sort of scale to measure the emotional toll one of those famous memory-lane trips takes on an individual, “A Comic Journey,” the hour-long, self-produced documentary by comedian and Bridgeport native Johnny Rizzo,...
| Jun 18, 2009
| 3:23 PM
The Florida Everglades comes to Fairfield County. Trumbull's Canoe Brook Lake was home for at least a week to a baby alligator.
Bill Roma was gardening in his backyard, which borders one of the lake's coves, when he says he heard the gator's calls. So...
| Jul 9, 2009
The state attorney general is asking for a close examination of plans by a private Greenwich zoo to import three cheetahs from South Africa.
In a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released Wednesday, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal asks...
| Jan 26, 2010
| 9:33 PM
A Connecticut zoo says an Andean condor believed to be the oldest one living in captivity has died at nearly 80 years old. Thaao (TAY'-oh) arrived at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport in 1993 after living most of his life......
| Apr 1, 2009
It's no April Fools joke. The baby bunny really does have two noses. A Connecticut pet shop worker found the nosey bunny in a delivery of 6-week-old dwarf rabbits that arrived at the Milford store last week. Both noses have two nostrils.
The owner of the...
| Dec 2, 2008
There's a new addition to the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. An ocelot kitten, conceived through artificial insemination was shown to the press for the first time Monday.
The parents were not able to breed naturally, so breeders went the...