| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Connecticut started with an innovation, called the "Constitution State" because it formed a formal government with what some say is the first ever such charter – the Fundamental Orders – in the late 1630s.
As the "Provision State," it...
| Dec 19, 2014
HARTFORD — Susan Lubowsky Talbott, who has been director and chief executive officer of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art since 2008, will announce her retirement Friday, Talbott told The Courant.
Talbott will stay in the position until the...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:11 AM
A new month and that means new weekend opportunities for Hartford and beyond holiday events and more begin to fill up the calendar.
There is no more cherished holiday tradition in Hartford than the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Festival of Trees and...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Hank Phillippi Ryan knows news, and she knows crime. As a longtime investigative reporter for Channel 7 news, the NBC affiliate in Boston, she has won 32 EMMYs, 12 Edward R. Murrow awards and many other honors.
Ryan also is an author of award-winning...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Thumbs up to Foodshare for its annual turkey drive for people who are struggling to put food on the table Thanksgiving Day. But what's this about a shortage? The regional food bank was 1,200 turkeys short on Monday afternoon. Foodshare serves more than...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Some neighbors of the 11 people, not all related, living at 68 Scarborough St. in Hartford have complained that the living arrangement violates city zoning rules. Is this a question of zoning not keeping up with the times or a chance for the city to...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:24 AM
James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan star in Ernst Lubitsch’s 1940 holiday romantic comedy “The Shop Around the Corner,” a story of coworkers who hate each other but are falling in love as pen pals.
It will be shown on Thursday, Dec. 4,...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 10:29 AM
A hard-hat tour on Thursday of the galleries currently under renovation at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford showed a lot of what one would expect at a hard-hat tour — ladders, primered walls, workmen with power tools — and...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Sophie Tucker, the legendary bad-girl jazz singer who was raised in Hartford, wrote a memoir in 1935, when she was in her late 40s. For the next 10 years, she went back and forth between publishers and ghost-writers. It was finally published in 1945....
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:37 AM
The Windsor Historical Society has closed the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead for the season, but one of the family's cherry chairs will continue to be on display in the society's gallery until May.
The chair, on loan from the Ellsworth Memorial...
| Nov 22, 2014
Christmas in Connecticut might conjure images straight out of a Currier and Ives lithograph for many, but for those of us who live here we know the holiday means a diversity of tradition well beyond (while still including) horse-drawn sleigh rides and...