| 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'...
| 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?...
| 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 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...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 6:40 PM
The historic votes on gun control during the last few weeks — in the General Assembly and in the U.S. Senate — have exposed deep fissures among Connecticut Republicans strugging to define their moderate brand of politics.
| Jan 25, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated 15 new Superior Court judges Thursday, including prominent Republican Andrew Roraback among the familiar names in the political and legal worlds.
Many people had considered Roraback the Republican Party's best chance to...
| May 8, 2013
| 2:57 PM
If a Hartford resident is in a Somers prison, should he be counted for census purposes as a resident of Somers or of Hartford?
For ages, the U.S. Census Bureau's answer — and Connecticut's — has been Somers. But in 2010 the Census Bureau...
| 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...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:20 AM
w/Oh, Cassius!, The DuPont Brothers, July 13, 9 p.m., $7-$10, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610, archstreettavern.com.
Suffield's Mercies — singer/guitarist Josh Rheault, drummer Sam Dent and bassist/...
| 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,...
| 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,...