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Litchfield County

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  • Tennis great Ivan Lendl asks $19.75 million for Connecticut estate

    Ivan Lendl, the former world No. 1 professional tennis player and winner of eight Grand Slam singles titles, has served up his 450-acre estate in Litchfield County, Conn., for sale at $19.75 million. The retired tennis pro purchased the land, found in...
  • Exhibit Looks At One Connecticut Town's Role in World War I

    Exhibit Looks At One Connecticut Town's Role in World War I
    It was the Great War, the First World War, the "war to end all wars," and it began 100 years ago. "Great" it was, indeed, if measured in sheer size. More than 70 million soldiers fought in it, 10 million died in it, as did 7 million civilians. Lines on...
  • Cornwall Pastry Chef's Beard Oil Gaining Fans

    Cornwall Pastry Chef's Beard Oil Gaining Fans
    Pastry chef Tommy Juliano has worked in some of the country's top kitchens: Eleven Madison Park and wd-50 in New York City, Alinea in Chicago and ON20 in Hartford. Each restaurant required chefs to be clean-shaven, dressed in pressed whites. Then he...
  • Where's The Narcan?

    There's an epidemic of drug overdoses sweeping Connecticut. The epidemic is spreading to the suburbs and rural towns. It's killing more people than car accidents. It's maddening that the state isn't acting with more urgency to stop it. An antidote...
  • 2014 Connecticut Music Award Winners

    2014 Connecticut Music Award Winners
    As a part of the third-annual Connecticut Music Awards, we asked readers in April to vote for their favorite bands and artists from around the state. Here are the results. Thanks for voting, and congratulations to the winners. Album of the Year: James...
  • 12 Decadent Stops On The Connecticut Chocolate Trail

    12 Decadent Stops On The Connecticut Chocolate Trail
    Decadent, creative and full of variety, Connecticut's Chocolate Trail is not to be missed. A concept created by the state's tourism department three years ago, this tasty trail offers visitors a unique way to see the state, sample tasty concoctions and...
  • 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-...
  • Fall Foliage Along New England's Back Roads

    Fall Foliage Along New England's Back Roads
    Perhaps too much attention is paid to the peak fall foliage color in New England. To begin with, identifying peak color is an art and not a science and always a bit subjective. Moreover, from one year to the next the peak can come slightly earlier or...
  • October Storm Hits Connecticut

    Nov 8 Some 18,000 Connecticut Light and Power customers were still without power midday Tuesday, most in the Simsbury area. About one-third of Simsbury was without electricity, as was a quarter of Avon and Farmington, and many in Granby, Canton,...
  • Dawn Hochsprung's Devotion To Family, Sandy Hook School Never Wavered

    Dawn Hochsprung's Devotion To Family, Sandy Hook School Never Wavered
    Dawn Hochsprung kept politics out of her professional life. But after the November election, Hochsprung, a registered Democrat, couldn't help sounding off to her Facebook friends in an exuberant post using the pseudonym "Dinna Fash," a term for "don't...
  • Crime & Punishment: Out of Control Bridgeport Man Attacks Police Officer With an Urn

    Crime & Punishment: Out of Control Bridgeport Man Attacks Police Officer With an Urn
    For the last six years, Republican state legislators have put together an alternative budget to the one presented and usually enacted by Democrats, who have strong majorities in both houses of the legislature. This year, however, the GOP declined to offer...
  • Connecticut Beekeepers Worry About Pesticide Use

    Connecticut Beekeepers Worry About Pesticide Use
    As part of the ongoing battle against Lyme and other tickborne diseases, public health organizations are asking residents in 11 Fairfield County towns to participate in a study to see if wiping out the ticks on rodents will help rein in the illnesses in...