| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Though it is not always apparent, there's a lot going on in Hartford. More people are living downtown and more downtown housing is on the way. A group of young entrepreneurs and artists is emerging in the city. There's a solid chance Coltsville will win...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:52 AM
A red-hot rocking musical as well as a heart-felt one. Two ensemble dramas that looked at the way we live with humor and rue. A pair of outstanding shows from the state’s smaller theaters. A Shakespearean horror story and an over-the-top political...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Connecticut's Least Responsible Gun Owners: Kevin Merchant reported a handgun had gone missing from his Hartford home and he has no idea where it is. Merchant should particularly know the importance of securing firearms; he is a police officer in...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:41 AM
En el sótano de su negocio de extracción de tanques en Bridgeport, Joseph Palmieri abre la puerta a un contenedor de carga. Una luz muy brillante derrama y revela cientos de plantas de tomate.
Cerca del comienzo del nuevo año, Palmieri espera llenar...
| Oct 28, 2013
They found each other in a sea of pink — two Connecticut men, made brothers by their shared experience. Now they're fighting back against the disease that brought them together and some of the ignorance about it.
Bill Becker was diagnosed with...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Agave Grill has upgraded its wheels.
The modern Mexican restaurant, which marks 10 years on Hartford's Allyn Street this year, has a new mobile venture as part of its operations. Enter Agave Canteen, a flashy full-service food truck serving many of...
| Nov 21, 2013
The point of assembling Broadway Idiot, a new documentary opening on Friday, Nov. 22 at Real Art Ways in Hartford, one quickly realizes, was to get people excited about the newest touring season of American Idiot, the musical, which commenced in Portland,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Connecticut's conundrum in dealing with its tops-in-the-nation academic achievement gap is summed up by the saga of Bridgeport School Superintendent Paul Vallas.
Despite new landmark education reforms, Connecticut can still react antagonistically to...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Mamoun's Falafel should get something like a lifetime achievement award for New Haven restaurants, maybe even an a cappella bar song (“From the Mabrumeh down at Mamoun's...”) to nudge it closer to Pepe’s, Louis’, Claire’s and...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Gregory Beck, a town-employed emergency dispatcher, has been asked by his own party to give up his seat on the Brookfield Board of Education because of a Facebook comment about the Sandy Hook massacre that no one liked. The Newtown Patch website...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:25 PM
You'd think that Rob Ford, Toronto's crack-smoking-oral-sex-denying-binge-drinking buffoon of a mayor, would be a tough dude to top in any screw-up contest for local politicians.
It's true that Ford's antics have provided an insane amount of...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Think quickly about work in Connecticut. What comes to mind?
It's likely jobs and unemployment, the quest to keep the economy humming. That's the biggest issue that all states face, as corporate America presides over a growing surplus of money and a...