| Jul 3, 2012
| 5:02 PM
A photographer friend called a few weeks ago, from the grounds of the former Mansfield Training School in Mansfield. "One of the buildings has a hole in the roof with a tree growing through it," he said.
He knew I had written extensively about the state'...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Urbanites hoped that because he had been mayor of what is arguably the state's most successful large city, Gov. Dannel Malloy would bring some of the Stamford mojo to the Capitol — be a friend and champion of the state's large and mid-sized cities....
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Good story in today's Courant by the very talented Mara Lee.
She writes that the unemployment rate in Connecticut dropped to 8.2 percent, the lowest it's been since 2009. That's the good news. The bad news, if Lee's subject is any indication, is that...
| 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...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 1:34 PM
The heartbroken parents of Navy SEAL Brian Bill, who was raised in Stamford, Connecticut and killed in Afghanistan over the weekend, said Monday he was passionate about his military work and wanted to become an astronaut, once his naval service was...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 2:23 PM
State Open: Team, Fairfield Prep; individual, Connor Rog
Class LL: Fairifleld Prep; Rog
Class L: Darien; Harry Warnick, Fairfield Warde
Class MM: Tolland; Thomas Lupoli, Sheehan-Wallingford
Class M: Suffield; Daniel Moroney, Suffield
| Jan 10, 2012
| 7:55 AM
A politically sexy ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new pro-environment fueling station in Bloomfield, Conn., took place on Dec. 9. Three weeks later, on New Year's Eve, a scary 4.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Youngstown, Ohio.
The link between those events...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 4:03 AM
Ted Gibson is seeing sexy bangs in Ginny Kallin's future.
The celebrity stylist and "What Not to Wear" hair guru is giving the red-headed grandmother the full VIP treatment on a recent Sunday afternoon. Gibson typically charges a hair-raising $950 for...
| Jul 21, 2009
Gordon Waller, half of the popular 1960s British singing duo of Peter & Gordon, who shot to the top of the charts in 1964 with "A World Without Love," has died. He was 64.
Waller, who lived in Ledyard, Conn., died early Friday morning at William W....
| Aug 15, 2009
James C. Marsters, a Pasadena orthodontist who with two other deaf men co-developed a teletypewriter in the 1960s that opened up phone use -- and the wider world -- to the deaf, has died. He was 85.
Marsters, who was the last survivor of the trio of...
| Oct 19, 2008
To appreciate how the stomach-turning twists of the world economy are affecting American politics at this pivotal moment, drive west on Route 44, past the strip malls of the Farmington Valley, the postcard-pretty village of Pine Meadow and the shuttered...
| Apr 13, 2008
Index: Straub's Power | Watching Myself On TV | A Fluke | Victim Becomes Abuser | No Longer A Victim
They're the Lost Boys of Eastern Connecticut.
Each started on a bumpy path toward adulthood, finding trouble in small doses through petty crimes....