| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:32 AM
PLAINVILLE – Corn, squash and other produce ripe from mid-summer sun were the big sellers Friday as the weekly farmers market here hit its halfway mark since its June opening.
"Squash, tomatoes, corn, cukes. These were going like crazy as soon as...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Will state legislators ever summon the honesty to admit that their annual "informational" newsletters to constituents — sent at taxpayer expense amounting to more than $1 million a year — are nothing more than campaign fliers that give...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:17 AM
NEW HARTFORD — The last guitar was long gone by late-morning Friday at the Ovation Instruments plant. Just about everyone had said farewell a few weeks earlier, when production stopped.
Back on that glum day, six or eight guys had climbed up...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:58 AM
I asked Dave Finn for permission to shoot pictures of the chickens and ducks roaming around in and out of their pen at his Barkhamsted farm, and he said “sure.”
So I leaned over the wall, and ZING!!! – got a jolt on my arm. Oh, so...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:24 AM
I know I’m not Superman even though I am a news guy and I did change clothes in an old phone booth on Tuesday. But something super did happen – On Monday and Tuesday, I never got hit by rain, through Winsted, Barkhamsted, New Hartford and into...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:35 AM
I stopped in at Sterling Engineering in Barkhamsted, walking up a hill past a couple of old farm houses on the property. Chris Haddad, the vice president and general manager, explained that, yes, the place started in a cow barn at the Lavieri farm.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:00 PM
WATERFORD — After New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that he plans to campaign against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election bid, Malloy swung back at his Tri-State area foe on Tuesday morning.
"I don't mind comparing Connecticut on a...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Garden Club Events
* Gini Mita, of Wallingford Garden Club, speaks at the Monday, March 10, meeting of the Duck River Garden Club at 7:30 p.m. at Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme. Mita will discuss “Plants from Seeds.”...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:42 AM
I had been summoned to the Indian Council Caves.
Actually any adventure with the word "Indian" draws me into the woods in search of it. But the trip to the Indian Council Caves of Barkhamsted was different. It felt more like a journey into the past...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:42 PM
Movies are in Donna McGrane's blood. Many years ago at Pleasant Valley Drive-In in Barkhamsted, her mother worked in the kitchen and her father ran the projectors.
So McGrane was heartbroken Monday when she found out that the drive-in she runs with...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Your honor and august members of the jury (the great gun-toting state of Connecticut), I have been engaged by Yogi, Boo Boo, Smokey, Teddy et al. to defend them, and their flesh-and-blood brothers and sisters, in a class-action suit against imminent...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:16 PM
In a state which has suffered a net loss of jobs for more than a decade, the potential for economic development at and around the University of Connecticut is welcome news. Like other major universities such as Michigan, Duke and Stanford, which spawned...