Biography

Dan Haar is a columnist. He joined The Courant as a photographer after graduating from Wesleyan University. After nearly ending Larry Bird’s career with an errant monopod, he covered Suffield and East Hartford. On the business desk, Dan reported on the economy and jobs, manufacturing, biotech and telecom before a stint at the state Capitol. Since 2001 he has toggled between roles as a columnist and the business editor. He has won awards and rewards for all this, including the opportunity to walk across Connecticut in the summer of 2014, writing and photographing. He lives in West Hartford with a daughter in college.

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Dan Haar

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For Year-Round Bicycle Commuters, Winter Is Just Another Season

For Year-Round Bicycle Commuters, Winter Is Just Another Season

March 2, 2015

Nothing seemed out of the ordinary to the half-dozen bicycle riders who filtered into Maddie's in East Hartford on a Friday in February for their monthly breakfast gathering. It's a convenient and friendly spot, as most of them work as engineers across the street at Pratt & Whitney.