| May 28, 2013
| 10:25 AM
It wasn't all that long ago that the last thing a craft brewery would do is package its beer in cans.
Now it's a logical step to maintain quality, increase sales, reduce costs and reduce environmental impact, and Bloomfield-based Back East Brewing in...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Every month has some kind of national food designation attached to it. And it seems like every day is national cheese-covered something day, or blank-on-a-bun day. As we gear up for the unofficial start of summer and grilling season, we celebrate National...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:24 PM
Scores of people came to the capital city Friday night to pray and show their support for the grieving families of 20 young children and six adults slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
At Asylum Hill Congregational Church, about 50 people...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 9:46 AM
On Saturday at noon, owners, sellers, and other pro-gun advocates will hold a rally at the state capitol to protest the gun control legislation that's being proposed at both the state and federal level.
The Hartford rally is affiliated with a group...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Saturday is Doughnut Day at Dee's One Smart Cookie in Glastonbury. We'll often head there — my kids and I — all the way from West Hartford, looking for a blueberry, a chocolate or on old-fashioned. It's the kind of trip I made with my dad...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Listening to music couldn't be any easier these days. With an iPhone, a Wi-Fi connection, earbuds and one finger, you can avail yourself of Neil Young's entire catalog, forgotten works by late Hungarian composer György Ligeti or two dozen new releases...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Art for Everyone: The Federal Art Project in Connecticut
On view until Feb. 5, 2013. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury, mattatuckmuseum.org
Among certain political circles, it is holy writ that the government has never produced, never...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Clinton Deckert: 25 Year Retrospective Exhibition
Oct. 6-Nov. 1, opening reception Oct. 6, 6-10 p.m., Paris in Plantsville Gallery, 15 West Main St., Plantsville, (860) 426-1149, parisgallerycafe.com.
Clinton Deckert is a self-described "hunter...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Hartford Hospital and UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, are in a hard-fought contract negotiation that could leave thousands of customers facing higher out-of-pocket expenses if the current agreement expires Oct. 28.
| Oct 5, 2012
| 2:08 PM
A bunch of new state laws took effect this week that cover everything from
medical marijuana to massage parlors. How many laws were passed this year,
you might ask?
More than two hundred, and that's just this one year and you know what? Two...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Hartford Hospital says the rate increases it is asking of UnitedHealth Group is "not even close" to the 30 percent that the insurer says the hospital wants over the course of three years.
"That is factually wrong — not even close," Hartford...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Ah, Meriden's West Peak: The runner-up. The second-place finisher. The "Oh-this-isn't-Castle-Craig-it-must-be-the-other-way" turnaround spot.
The Hanging Hills of Meriden – probably the best view in the state to which visitors can either hike or...