| 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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:22 AM
The “Bloody Sunday” that Erin Goseer Mitchell refers to in the subtitle of her charming and often chilling book, “Born Colored: Life Before Bloody Sunday,” is not Jan. 30, 1972, in Derry, Northern Ireland, when 26 unarmed civil...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 3:25 PM
When I was superintendent of schools in Groton, I would often have heart-to-heart talks with young people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Too often, our educational systems give these students the impression they can't...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:30 PM
There's a theory floating around that a latter-day band of buccaneers is trying to capture Connecticut's flagship and sail it away from its home port of New Haven.
Of course, these alleged pirates insist they only want to save the Amistad from what they...
| Oct 22, 2013
Bee and Marvin form a devoted couple, and despite that unfortunate sex incident, they still can't get enough of each other.
Kept safely apart in adjoining pens until Bee recovers from injuries she sustained during some rough summer hanky panky, the...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:21 PM
— As the daughter of a U.S. president, Susan Ford Bales belongs to an exclusive club. She will join another one Saturday at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Not everyone can say they've got a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the family.
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:53 PM
"Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach."
This is an odious and offensive insult to teachers everywhere. It should be banished, sent to the same place the "n" word has gone. Never will I write it again.
It's an insult to the memory of the...
| Jun 29, 2013
They're staples of sci-fi, fantasy and horror fiction, but psychic phenomena — extrasensory perception, channeling, communication with the dead and so on — rarely figure prominently in literary novels. In "Sisterland," however, best-selling...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Independence Day reminded me I never had a chance to write about a University of Central Florida project that honored an American hero — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — this spring.
UCF students and faculty spent their spring break in...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:15 AM
While the lack of lobsters in Long Island Sound means commercial lobster fishing along the Connecticut shore has just about hit rock bottom, Maine has an entirely different problem: too many lobsters.
There are so many lobsters in Maine waters right...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Connecticut's Most Awful Landlord: Three residents of Sunwood Condominiums in Shelton were concerned about potential liability after a roofer fell to his death from the top of their building last February. Officials had twice halted the renovation because...