| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:05 AM
The addition of nearly 1,000 new apartments over the next few years could be what downtown Hartford needs to secure a long-elusive vibrancy beyond the work week.
Five apartment projects are now underway — four conversions and one new complex&...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:50 PM
This is a wild bunny alert: Our New England cottontail rabbit is in trouble.
It won't be much of a surprise to learn that we're to blame. Perhaps it will lessen the guilt to know state and federal environmentalists — and a few conservation-...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Head down, smooth swing, blame Bush. -- Duke Liddell, Malverne, N.Y.
At least you're going down swinging. -- Georgia Geyer, Southington
Want any more help from me? -- Susan Breitman, West Hartford
Mind if Hillary and I play through?...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:22 AM
SOMERS — There are about 500 Christmas tree farms in the Nutmeg state, but Kathy Kogut of Hemlock Hill Tree Farms estimates that at most 10 make most of their living from the seasonal sales.
"You can't survive on [just] Christmas trees. You can'...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Two Bloomfield brothers are facing murder and conspiracy charges in the death of an eyewitness who planned to testify against one of the brothers in a murder trial.
A judge found probable cause Wednesday to charge Anthony Thompson, 27, and Earl Thompson,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:23 AM
The 2013 All-Courant high school boys cross country team package:
Omar Abdelsame, Plainville, Jr.
Russell Adam, Cheshire, Jr.
Christopher Ahlquist, Hall-West Hartford, Sr.
Patrick Begley, Suffield, Sr.
Matt Chisholm, Farmington, Sr.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:27 AM
The 2013 All-Courant high school girls cross country team package:
Courtney Akerley, Tolland, Jr.
Kristen Arborio, Glastonbury, Sr.
Chrissy Bendzinski, RHAM-Hebron, Sr.
Madeleine Brandon, Haddam-Killingworth, So.
Brittney Brown, Windsor, Fr.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:43 AM
We consider 75 schools to be in our circulation area (players of the year and teams presented in this section are selected by The Courant's high school staff in conjunction with those associated with the sports):
Bacon Academy, Colchester;...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:18 PM
State data showing that Hartford students attending regional magnet schools and Open Choice suburban schools do better than city students in neighborhood schools may lead many people to an erroneous conclusion.
Mastery Test and Connecticut Academic...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Over the years, the Rev. Thomas Carr has heard a laundry list of reasons why Connecticut's clergy often shy away from the issue of climate change.
"They are too busy. The issue is too controversial. They can't bring it up because it's become so...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
WINDSOR — When a small tornado tore through OJ Thrall's tobacco fields in Windsor on Monday afternoon, the fragile leaves were within a week of being harvested.
Shade nets were torn away from nearly 20 percent of the crop — about 40 acres'...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:55 AM
All-Courant Boys Golf
Chris Bennett, Hand-Madison, Sr.
Andrew Boucher, Lewis Mills-Burlington, Sr.
Brian Carlson, Hand, Jr.
Will Delmastro, Wethersfield, Jr.
Jason Despard, Fermi-Enfield, Sr.
Austin Forauer, Berlin, Jr.
Evan Grenus, Glastonbury,...