| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Doctors have told Harrie Schmidt he has only months, maybe a year, to live. He does not want to spend that time in a nursing home in Seattle, where he has been living, far from his family in Connecticut.
His sister, Barbara Alex of Windsor, booked a...
| Oct 6, 2013
A few years ago, I signed up for a vacation tour in Italy. The getaway, which was a great deal, included air and departed from Boston's Logan Airport, an easy commute from Hartford.
Parking at Logan, however, was not such a good deal — coming in...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:01 AM
New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road (off Route 75) on the North end of the Bradley International Airport airfield in Windsor Locks, will hold its annual Santa Visit & Behind the Scenes Tour on Friday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa will...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:20 AM
The New England Air Museum, New England’s largest museum dedicated to aviation, presents a “Flights & Fantasies” Quilt Show for one week only, from Monday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 22.
More than 150 quilts will be displayed. The...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 4:53 PM
EAST HARTFORD — UConn football fan Herb Bailey went to his first game as a 7-year-old. The Huskies lost to Holy Cross, 10-9.
"I'm 49 now. So 42 years ago, if you told me that THIS would be happening," Bailey of East Hartford said while shaking his...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:10 PM
WINDSOR — Amazon could soon deliver a new distribution center to Windsor, bringing with it hundreds of jobs and a substantial tax boon.
A town official said that the location on Day Hill Road is one of a few finalists, although developers called...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:10 PM
The half-brother of former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown was arrested in Old Lyme for impersonating a law enforcement officer in a bizarre, elaborate and seemingly pointless ruse. Outfitted in a nylon belt holding a real, loaded pistol, Bruce Browne (who spells...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Traveling up a long, gently winding driveway past mountain laurel and rock outcroppings shaded by tall evergreens, visitors begin to feel they are a world away as they approach Joanne and Clay Bassett's deceptively large Cape on Pilfershire Lane in West...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Finally, Connecticut's airports are under new management.
After two years of preparation, the Connecticut Airport Authority has taken over operation and management of Bradley International Airport and the state's five other general aviation airports...
| Jun 28, 2013
Let's face it. Airport travel is unavoidably stressful. By the time you park, lug and check your bags and proceed shoeless through long security lines, you're ready for a drink. And that's even before any dreaded DELAYED or CANCELLED messages flash on the...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:07 AM
On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks will hold a special open-cockpit day for children and their dads.
Visitors can explore 10 vintage aircraft — including the Republic P-47...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 3:01 PM
The roads and bridges that most of us use each day are not free. They have to be repaired and maintained, and this costs a lot of money.
Nearly three decades ago, following the collapse of the Mianus River bridge on I-95 in Greenwich, state officials...