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  • Simsbury Facing 'Big' Problem: The Office Complex Left Behind

    Simsbury Facing 'Big' Problem: The Office Complex Left Behind
    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...
  • Erin Goseer Mitchell on 'Born Colored'

    Erin Goseer Mitchell on 'Born Colored'
    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...
  • Ex-Superintendent: Mental Disorders Can Be Strengths

    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...
  • Political Storms and Leadership Controversy Plague the Modern-Day Amistad

    Political Storms and Leadership Controversy Plague the Modern-Day Amistad
    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...
  • Injured Water Birds Find A Safe Haven To Heal And Find Love

    Injured Water Birds Find A Safe Haven To Heal And Find Love
    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...
  • Connecticut Museums That Are Accessible To All Budgets

    Connecticut Museums That Are Accessible To All Budgets
    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....
  • Ford christening: Former first daughter ready to wind up

    — 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. Ford Bales,...
  • Don't Insult Teachers — They Are 'Doing'

    "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...
  • Curtis Sittenfeld talks "Sisterland"

    Curtis Sittenfeld talks "Sisterland"
    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...
  • UCF theater students honor Martin Luther King

     UCF theater students honor Martin Luther King
    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...
  • A Decline in Maine Lobster Prices Is Yet To Have An Effect in CT

    A Decline in Maine Lobster Prices Is Yet To Have An Effect in CT
    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...
  • Crime & Punishment: Groton Man Tries To Fake His Own Death After Impregnating Mistress

    Crime & Punishment: Groton Man Tries To Fake His Own Death After Impregnating Mistress
    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...