| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Recently, a national juvenile justice advocacy organization said Connecticut leads all states in reducing the use of incarceration for young people who get into trouble.
The National Juvenile Justice Network report (www.njjn.org/our-work/the-comeback-...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Connecticut got a bit of a slow start in the arts, our Puritan forebears being generally opposed to fun in any form. But we've made up for lost time.
Since the Puritan hegemony waned, the state has been home to brilliant artists and artistic movements...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Customs agents in Long Beach were shocked after opening boxes labeled "House Hold Goods" bound for Iran and finding thousands of documents outlining secret information on the military's $392-billion fighter jet program.
The treasure trove of technical...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:56 AM
The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed $360,000 to 15 Connecticut cultural organizations in the latest round of grant-giving.
Those receiving a happy holiday are: Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for development of new plays...
| Jan 25, 2014
When the topic is hurricanes in these parts, the conversation begins and ends with the one that stormed ashore on Sept. 21, 1938.
"The Great Hurricane of 1938," slammed into Long Island with such force that it registered on a seismograph in Alaska and...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:57 AM
From the landmark Heublein Tower, the scenic view of Simsbury shows most properties as specks on the landscape — with the exception of one: the sprawling suburban campus of The Hartford Financial Services Group.
Even from a distance there is no...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Forecasting the weather -- or trying to -- is as old as civilization.
Around 340 B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote a four-volume text exploring the origins and dynamics of different weather events.
Still, for many hundreds of years,...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:35 AM
While many roadways were at least passable by Sunday night, the outlook for the week was less clear as most towns decided to keep their schools and municipal offices closed Monday, the governor urged employees to work from home and the state braced for...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:13 PM
If you discovered twenty one pilots by stumbling upon the “Guns for Hands” music video like I did, you have Mark C. Eshleman to thank.
Since “Guns for Hands” and “Car Radio”—both directed by Eshleman— were...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:27 AM
I adopted Oscar when I graduated from college and rented my first apartment in Boston's Back Bay. He was tiny, the size of my hand. I had never had a kitty, and wasn't sure I was a "cat person", but, we had mice and needed help. Almost instantaneously,...
| Feb 16, 2014
When Litchfield native Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Life Among the Lowly," she could not have imagined she was writing a book that for generations would rack up sales second only to the Holy Bible.
Is it rude, then, to point out...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:59 AM
It is almidón sagrado, or "sacred starch," in the poetry of Dr. Marinaelo Medrano, author of the collection "Diosas de la Yuca" (Goddesses of the Yuca).
Yuca bears no resemblance to the similarly spelled, flowering desert plant called yucca, although...