| Apr 2, 2013
| 12:15 PM
There are probably people at the Smithsonian Institution who wish they hadn't bothered to hire John Brown to help them research a television documentary.
Brown is a U.S.-educated Australian living in Germany, a project manager for an aircraft...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 8:55 AM
Rufus Spearman, who police allegedly caught carrying drugs and a gun in his car, showed up for his court date at the New Haven Superior Court, where parole officers were waiting to arrest him on additional charges of violating his parole, reports the...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:45 PM
When you think of making s'mores, a roasting marshmallow held over a warm campfire probably comes to mind. But do you also imagine yourself making them while sitting knee deep in snow and ice? Probably not. But even though we're heading into winter,...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:51 AM
Alice Young was the first to die at the end of a hangman's rope for something no longer considered a crime. Mary Barnes was the last; her life also ended with a noose around her neck.
In between, nine other people were executed in Connecticut for...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Spooktacular Science Weekend @ the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford
The Connecticut Science Center hosts its 2nd annual Spooktacular Science Weekend tomorrow, 10/27! The event includes arts and crafts, face painting, science-inspired tricks and...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:37 AM
All along the Eastern seaboard, places known to millions as cheery summer getaways were battered to pieces Monday by the monstrous waves and wailing winds of Hurricane Sandy.
Part of Atlantic City's Boardwalk smashed into floating lumber and two people...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:44 PM
Hurricane Sandy didn't serve up sustained hurricane-force winds in Connecticut, despite the storm's name, and that means that homeowners filing insurance claims will save thousands or more in lower deductibles.
Those savings are the direct result of a...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 10:52 PM
Earlier this month the Mabou Mines company descended upon Wesleyan University with its brash rearrangement of Tennessee Williams texts, tempered with Grand Guignol horror-theater posturings.
On March 1 at 8 p.m., another vaunted New York-based...
| May 28, 2013
| 10:20 AM
"Being a police officer was in my blood," former Fairfield cop Nicholas Vanghele told a state Superior Court. "My mother was a probation officer, my brother is a police officer. I always felt I would go out in a body bag with honors." Instead, on Oct. 21,...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 1:01 PM
This sounds like one of those "canary in the mineshaft" sort of alerts.
The Connecticut Audubon Society is warning that 17 different bird species in Connecticut are undergoing dramatic declines in population.
If you think that doesn't really impact...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Catherine Vanaria and Mark Savoia are a married couple who are co-owners of Still River Editions and Connecticut Photographics, a New Fairfield studio and gallery specializing in fine art digital printing and black and white film processing. They're...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:52 AM
A closer look at last week's University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll on our state's heated U.S. Senate race raises some interesting questions about who was actually answering the poll questions.
Like, where the hell were all the independent...