| Jun 5, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The Melvins are attempting to break a Guinness World Record for fastest tour of the U.S.: 50 states in 51 days. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts assesses the odds, and perils, of such a journey....
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Abigail Kehoe, Alyssa Slotnick, Christopher Snow, Joe Buchek and Jonas Shivers are the winners of Hartford Stage's "Write On" contest, its annual young playwrights' competition for students in grades nine to 12.
The theater sent me information about each...
| May 15, 2012
| 1:49 PM
State environmental cops have arrested a Burlington man for shooting to death a 460-pound black bear that had allegedly been rummaging in his garage and wandering around his back yard.
That's a pretty big bear by Connecticut standards.
| Aug 18, 2012
| 1:30 AM
Teen prepares for national organ competition with recital Sunday
By CELESTE ALVAREZ, Staff Writer
Organ playing has been a passion of El Centro resident Matthew Edwards, 17, since he was a child.
As one of three finalists for the National Albert...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:06 AM
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — With security stepped up and families still on edge in Newtown, schools are opening for the first time since last week's massacre, bringing a return of familiar routines — at least, for some — to a grief-stricken...
| May 17, 2010
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: The area was first settled in 1740 as a part of Farmington called "West Woods." The town was incorporated in 1806 as Burlington by the Connecticut General Assembly to honor Richard Boyle, Englandıs third Earl of Burlington.
| May 17, 2010
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: From the white cedars that reminded the Rev. James Fitch, a founding father, of the cedars of Lebanon mentioned in the Bible.
ORIGINS: Incorporated in 1700 from land grants and private land purchased by settlers directly from the...
| May 27, 2010
| 4:24 AM
A muggy, miserable 95 degrees in May and all the beading sweat that imposes on the public ws not enough to deter the dozens who insisted Wednesday on eating al fresco in West Hartford Center. They lunched at the bistro-style tables along Farmington Avenue...
| Nov 19, 2010
"Seems like they just love to torment people who love the outdoors."
That's what one reader said about the apparent zeal with which the New Britain Water Department tickets cars parked along a town road near a popular hiking and mountain biking spot in...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 8:40 AM
For some reason, rock 'n' rollers seem to be obsessed with pie. Songs written about the delicious dessert are unusually numerous. From Led Zeppelin's "Custard Pie" to Warrant's "Cherry Pie" the subject keeps working its way into songs.
| Nov 3, 2011
| 2:55 PM
Forget those statistics about birth rates skyrocketing nine months after a major power outage.
How about the divorce rates?
As more and more time goes by without electricity, heat, hot water, flush toilets, Internet, phone and cable, even the best...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 8:00 AM
There's an extraordinary environmental business experiment going on in the East African nation of Rwanda that involves cooking stoves, banana leaves, fuel pellets and a 22-year-old Connecticut man who wants to help change the world.
The project Eric...