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  • Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies

    Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies
    Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers? Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....
  • Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut

    Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut
    The Puritans just didn't have much fun. Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater. Oh, there was the time just before the...
  • Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes

    Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes
    In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived. The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
  • Police identify sedan service driver, 56, killed in Westport

    Police identify sedan service driver, 56, killed in Westport
    A 56-year-old sedan service driver fatally shot Saturday was the father of five children and was beloved by his clients, according to a business associate. John Achiampong of Brooklyn was picking up a customer in the 2400 block of Maisel Couirt in...
  • CBS news spotlights Lehigh Prof's Newtown requiem

     
    Lehigh professor Steven Sametz was featured on CBS News over the weekend in a,segment on his "A Child's Requiem" he is composing in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown. Sametz grew up in......
  • Recent Additions To New Haven's Restaurant Scene

    Recent Additions To New Haven's Restaurant Scene
    New Haven is thought by many to be Connecticut’s top restaurant town, although the Gold Coast also offers a wealth of dining opportunities and Greater Hartford is definitely up and coming. Despite the strength of our dining scene, Greater New...
  • Jim Shea: Thoughts on Dress Code for DMV Employees

    Following a survey, there are now discussions going on at the Department of Motor Vehicles over how employees who deal with the public should dress for work. Right now, the general guidelines call for employees to dress "casual business." Good luck, of...
  • Find Your Way To Vermont For Quintessential New England Glass Factory

    Find Your Way To Vermont For Quintessential New England Glass Factory
    Take an autumnal journey north to see the fascinating process of glassware being made, entirely by hand. The Simon Pearce Glass Factory, located in a historic, converted woolen mill, in Quechee, Vt., shows visitors the creativity of this clear-cut art.  ...
  • G-Zen in Branford Wins 'Nature's Plate' Award

    G-Zen in Branford Wins 'Nature's Plate' Award
    G-Zen in Branford has emerged as the victor in The Nature Conservancy's 2013 Nature's Plate Award for the state of Connecticut, as chosen by voters. The contest honors sustainable, organic or farm-to-table restaurants in the country.  LeFarm in...
  • A New Book From Connecticut Dessert Mogul Michele Stuart

    A New Book From Connecticut Dessert Mogul Michele Stuart
    Some have suggested that there are two types of dessert-minded people — pie people and cake people. Pie is rustic and of the common folk, the thinking goes. Pie is a frugal way of making the most of some baking scraps and leftover fruit. Pie is soft...
  • Let These Third-Party Candidates Run, Too

    Judges who keep minor-party candidates on their towns' November ballots ring the bell for democracy, giving town voters greater choice. Stamford Superior Court Judge Kenneth Povodator's recent ruling allowing Save Westport Now on the ballot was a...
  • San Jose Is Land Of The Fittest, But Where Do The Fattest Boomers Live?

    If you asked me to guess which metro area in Connecticut had the smallest percentage of obese residents, I would not pick Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk. My vote would go to Greenwich-Westport-Darien, where the women are mostly teeth and cheekbones, and...