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  • Crackdown On School Bus Idling Welcome

    For reasons that should be obvious, children emerging from school at the end of the day should not be discharged into a fog of diesel exhaust. Thus it's good to see — for the second time this year — the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...
  • What Goes Into Making New Potato Chip Flavors?

    What Goes Into Making New Potato Chip Flavors?
    Potato chips might be the most popular snack food in the United States. According to a 2010 report by the National Academies of Science, Americans spent over $7.1 billion on potato chips in 2009. That's $2 billion dollars more than the U.S. government...
  • Jerry Adler, Harris Doran Return To Roles In Comedy "I'm Connecticut"

    Jerry Adler, Harris Doran Return To Roles In Comedy "I'm Connecticut"
    Jerry Adler (Hesh in TV's "The Soprano,s" "Mad About You") and Harris Doran will reprise their roles in Mike Reiss' romantic comedy "I'm Connecticut" which runs June 5 to 23 at the Ivoryton Playhouse. The show had its world premiere in 2011 at the...
  • UConn's Animal House Weekend Is Over

    It takes a great deal of work to transform a raucous Bacchanalia into a weekend of learning, serving and caring. But after three years, the University of Connecticut appears to be doing just that. Congratulations are due both the administration and the...
  • A New Crop of Local, Creative, Small Businesses Appear in Connecticut

    A New Crop of Local, Creative, Small Businesses Appear in Connecticut
    It took entrepreneur Chris Farrell 10 years to go from a scribble on the back of a placemat to a product prototype with industry certification. And the Orange-based businessman's brainchild wouldn't have become a commercial reality without manufacturers...
  • UConn Students Should Pay For Fitness Center

    UConn Students Should Pay For Fitness Center
    With competition for students intense among colleges, having a state-of-the-art recreation center is becoming critical. According to collegeview.com, such facilities are "designed to lure students to the school, and keep them happy while they're there."...
  • UConn's Thirsty, But State Needs Plan Before Water Transfer

    Southern California receives less than 10 inches of rain per year, yet 22 million people reside there and agriculture flourishes. Such a region has no earthly business supporting such a large population or a water-intensive agricultural economy, yet it...
  • Esperanza Spalding Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on April 25

    Esperanza Spalding Performs at the Jorgensen in Storrs on April 25
    At only 28 years of age, jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding already has a Grammy under her belt, after winning for Best New Artist in 2011. It was a huge coup for the jazz world, who've claimed her as one of her own. But she's also a crossover...
  • "Hairspray" Playing at the Jorgensen in Storrs

    "Hairspray" Playing at the Jorgensen in Storrs
    In the Broadway hit Hairspray, Edna Turnblad (well-known actor and stand-up comedian Kevin Meaney, left) and Motormouth Maybelle (Tina Fabrique, right) try to steer Edna's daughter, Tracy, in the right directions, as she follows her dreams of early-'60s...
  • Best of Hartford 2013: Best College Radio Station

    Best of Hartford 2013: Best College Radio Station
    1) WESU, 88.1, Wesleyan 45 Broad St., 2nd Floor Middletown (860) 685-7700 wesufm.org   Voters Said: They have a program for everyone.  They're very diversified, I love it! Still free form after all these years and some of the best music and...
  • Best of Hartford 2013: Best Place to Buy Unique Gifts

    Best of Hartford 2013: Best Place to Buy Unique Gifts
    1) The Hoot 86 Storrs Rd. Willimantic (860) 456-2775 hootgifts.com   2) Blue Moon 1500 New Britain Ave. West Hartford (860) 313-0303   3) Design Forum Gallery 902 Farmington Ave Farmington (860) 677-7568  
  • Best of Hartford 2013: Best College/University Performing Arts Center

    Best of Hartford 2013: Best College/University Performing Arts Center
    1) Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts 2132 Hillside Road, Unit 3104 Storrs (860) 486-4226 jorgensen.uconn.edu   Voters Said: Great performances, great prices, close to great restaurants in the new Storrs downtown! Love this place....