| Jan 1, 2010
Waves whipped up by frigid north winds crashed over some of the Thimble Islands, an archipelago of pink granite islands in Long Island Sound.
Pitch pines and cedar trees swayed on top of a rocky outcropping. A lonely swing hanging from an oak tree waited...
| Feb 11, 2010
| 9:21 AM
You may be out of luck for Valentine's Day dinner reservations at your favorite fancy restaurant, but there's plenty of time to pick up an indulgence that will surely make your sweetheart blush with excitement.
Central Florida is wrapped in a luxurious...
| May 23, 2012
| 7:47 AM
By Linda Giuca
Willie Nelson’s song “On the Road Again,” could double as the theme for summer vacationers taking to the road for some R&R. Whether that road trip is a quick daycation or the beginning of a lengthier break...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:56 AM
By Jim MacPherson
When asked which cars get the best fuel economy, most people immediately think of gas-electric hybrids. There’s good reason for this, as compact and midsize hybrids produce outstanding EPA fuel economy numbers.
Honda has two...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:45 PM
A pair of osprey circled a nesting platform that held what resembled a pile of sticks as I walked along a trail of mud and crushed oyster shells. Off in the distance, traffic droned past along busy I-91.
A path snaked its way through a meadow and along...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 5:45 PM
It’s been featured on the Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food” and recognized by “Every Day with Rachael Ray” magazine. But now the two-foot hot dog that put Doogie’s on the map is no longer.
The legendary hot dog is a...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:48 PM
Each year, I make my annual trek to Meriden Square or the nearby Target in the Silver City. And each year, usually while mumbling about waiting until the last minute, I stare up at the Hanging Hills of Meriden and Berlin and let out a great big sigh....
| Jan 12, 2012
| 3:28 PM
Now that the Cheshire killers are headed to death row, we can all breathe easy, knowing that Connecticut sparingly, but justly, gives the worst of the worst the death penalty.
If only that were the case.
A former Yale Law School professor's long-running...
| May 28, 2011
By PETER MARTEKA,firstname.lastname@example.org
With Memorial Day – the unofficial start of summer - finally upon us after an Ice Age-like winter and a soggy, cloudy spring, Long Island Sound may be the hot destination this weekend. But with water...
| May 28, 2011
| 11:15 PM
Call it a toss-up: Weezer and Titus Andronicus were the best of the 37 bands performing Saturday on the first day of this year’s B.O.M.B. Fest at Comcast Theatre in Hartford.
Weezer was a given: the veteran power-pop band has the experience and the...
| May 29, 2011
| 10:50 PM
There were bigger names on the bill, but no one played a better show than Against Me! Sunday at the second and final day of this year’s B.O.M.B. Fest at Comcast Theatre in Hartford.
The Florida punk band dominated the main stage with an afternoon...
| May 23, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Leo Barrieau probably didn't realize the power of the consumer when he complained to The Bottom Line in April about improper unit pricing at two retail stores in West Hartford.
The state Department of Consumer Protection, after being contacted by TBL,...