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  • Hartford: Vibrant Center Of Colonial Revival

    The Courant, in celebrating its 250th anniversary year, is looking this month at arts and culture in the state's history. Connecticut has long celebrated the arts, with the nation's oldest public art museum among other claims to leadership. High among...
  • Floods: Connecticut Knows The Power Of Water

     Floods: Connecticut Knows The Power Of Water
    August 1955 is hot, and wet. On the 12th and 13th, the tail end of Hurricane Connie has passed, dropping up to 8 inches of rain over much of Connecticut. And now it is hot again, this being one of the warmest months on record, thanks to a persistent...
  • A Republican Plan For A Prosperous Connecticut

    As tempting as it is to make the 2014 election a referendum on Democrat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, more is required of Connecticut Republicans to win the trust of voters. The key to energizing voters is to offer a credible plan on how life in Connecticut...
  • 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-...
  • Bankruptcies Should Cover Student Loans, Too

    Allowing student loan debt to be discharged under bankruptcy laws, as recently advocated by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, is a matter of fairness. Currently, student loans are not dischargeable. Many people oppose the senator's proposal because they think it...
  • Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design

    Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design
    A young Windsor furniture maker's "fateful liaison" with an unmarried woman in June 1766 helped pave the way for the Connecticut Valley's golden age of furniture production. Eliphalet Chapin's wayward ways with a neighboring damsel named Hannah Bartlett...
  • 375 Years Ago, America's First Constitution Adopted In Connecticut

    Three hundred and seventy-five years ago Tuesday, when the Fundamental Orders of 1639 became law for the settlers of Hartford, Windsor and Wethersfield, its authors could not have imagined that they created what many historians would later call the world'...
  • Irving Kravsow, Feisty, Savvy — And A Great Editor

    Irving Kravsow, Feisty, Savvy — And A Great Editor
    Though he held other positions as well, Irving M. Kravsow was the archetypal editor: feisty, savvy, well-connected, hard-driving. He brought those qualities to The Courant's news operation for four decades after World War II. Mr. Kravsow, who died...
  • 'Doc' Hurley Did His Best For Hartford's Kids

    'Doc' Hurley Did His Best For Hartford's Kids
    When Walter "Doc" Hurley returned to Hartford in 1959 after a successful stint as a teacher and basketball coach in Portsmouth, Va., he hoped to become a basketball coach at his alma mater, Weaver High School, where he'd been a star in four sports two...
  • Aging Parents Of Disabled Adults Need Help

    Joe Duffy of Wethersfield had a fine career as a high school teacher, historian and writer. But as he begins his eighth decade, he has unfinished business. He has an adult daughter, Katie, with intellectual disabilities who lives with him and his wife....
  • Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, Wethersfield

    Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, Wethersfield
    The name Tilted Kilt has always sent my mind spinning a bit. Knitted Kiln? Tilted Windmill? Jilted Kitten? A quick Web search shows that offbeat pub names abound across the Pond, like the Jolly Taxpayer, The Bucket of Blood, The Nobody Inn, The Bull and...
  • 2014 Golf Schedules And Charity Tournaments

      CENTRAL CONNECTICUT GOLF ASSOCIATION   May 12                         Blackledge Country Club   May 19                         Simsbury Farms Country Club   June 2                           Hawk’s Landing Golf Course   June 30   ...