| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:39 PM
The first song the broader world heard from the Beatles wasn't one of the pop-music gems that seemed to flow so effortlessly from the pens of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, nor was it any of their versions of American R&B and blues songs that were a...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Francis X. Hennessy, a judge who rose to the state's second-highest court and a political adviser to Democrat Ella Grasso in her campaign for governor, died Tuesday at the age of 82.
During a 36-year career in the state courts, Hennessy was a juvenile...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Antipsychotic drugs are prescribed too frequently in Connecticut nursing homes to keep patients who have dementia or mental illness under control.
Lisa Chedekel of the nonprofit Connecticut Health Investigative Team has reported that some nursing...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Connecticut has a whole lot of history, and a surprising amount of it is being ripped off and melted down for quick cash by thieves and unscrupulous scrap dealers.
The plague of thefts of metal plaques, statues, and fittings from historical monuments,...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Fearfully, I thought I'd gotten it wrong, that somehow slavery had not ended and colored folks truly weren't free.
It was the early 1960s in Illinois. The family was gathered around the lone black and white Zenith, watching some guy named King being...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Incoming state Rep. Christina Ayala says she won't buckle under pressure to resign following her arrest in a domestic dispute (which follows charges in an August hit-and-run) but the incident is nonetheless jeopardizing her seat. Ayala, 29, requested a...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Union thugs have apparently killed the Twinkie.
Last month, Hostess Brands, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Sno Balls, Devil Dogs, Zingers and other varieties of diabetes in a box, announced its closure. In a statement, Hostess said a two-...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:48 PM
It's sad that classical music is seen as a repellent, but many cities use it to shoo vagrants away. Danbury is considering piping it into Library Place, a favorite spot of loiterers.
Does highbrow music really repel the down-and-out? Portland, Ore.,...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Plenty of us will be heading out to a bar or restaurant this Valentine's Day with our sweethearts, as is customary on the commercialized day of love we celebrate every year. If you're still looking for something to do, here are some options.
| Jan 19, 2013
| 9:46 AM
On Saturday at noon, owners, sellers, and other pro-gun advocates will hold a rally at the state capitol to protest the gun control legislation that's being proposed at both the state and federal level.
The Hartford rally is affiliated with a group...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:53 PM
It remains a mystery why the state cannot protect vacant properties it owns. A costly mystery.
The most recent example is the former Sunrise Resort in East Haddam, a 144-acre property along the pristine Salmon River that the state bought in 2009 for $3....
| Oct 7, 2012
| 9:43 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: From Wymondham in Norfolk, England, the ancestral home of prominent early settlers.
ORIGINS: The area was settled in the 1680s when land was bequeathed by Mohican Sachem Chief Joshua to 16 men, most from Norwich. The...