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  • On Gardening: Plant a little sunshine with this hot shrub

    On Gardening: Plant a little sunshine with this hot shrub
    If you have been hoping to light up your garden with dazzling foliage, then you need a little Sunshine. Actually a little is good but a lot of Sunshine is better. The Sunshine I am referring to is one of the hottest shrubs anywhere and that is the...
  • Cisneros Media Targets U.S. Auds with 'Trapped on a Telenovela' Comedy

    Cisneros Media is the latest Latin American media heavyweight to target the U.S. market, setting a deal to develop an English-language comedy "American Girl Trapped on a Telenovela" with gameshow vet Jeff Sutphen. "Trapped on a Telenovela" centers on...
  • Watch Robin Williams' Oscars speech; Affleck, Damon pay tribute

    Watch Robin Williams' Oscars speech; Affleck, Damon pay tribute
    Robin Williams' emotional Oscars speech recalls an actor at the top of his game. The comedian, who was found dead Monday after an apparent suicide by hanging, won the 1998 Academy Award for supporting actor for his role as mourning psychology teacher...
  • Audits: As Amistad Finances Collapsed, State Money Kept Flowing

    Audits: As Amistad Finances Collapsed, State Money Kept Flowing
    When the cash began running out at the nonprofit Amistad America Inc., officials defaulted on bank loans, skimped on bills, borrowed from employees and used state grant money as a temporary loan against other grants, a series of audits released Friday...
  • Amistad Has To Change Its Course

    Amistad Has To Change Its Course
    It's been a bad week for a good ship. The head of the nonprofit that operates the Amistad, Connecticut's official flagship and Tall Ship ambassador, notified New London officials that the schooner would not be visiting Sailfest in the Whaling City this...
  • Thumbs Up To Accountability

    It took far longer than it should have, but the Malloy administration is finally putting the brakes on the state's generosity to Amistad America. Thumbs up to that. The governor all but ordered the Amistad to Sailfest, the New London event that the...
  • Audit Museums

    The state's many museums should be audited on a regular basis and it should be mandated. I once visited the old science museum in West Hartford when my children were little. It was expensive to get in and there was not much to see once we got in. With...
  • Thumbs Up On 'Heaven'

    Thumbs up and a kickflip for Heaven, the skate park that is officially opening today in downtown Hartford. The site on the platform over I-84 has long been a haven for young artists and athletes, a place to skateboard and paint graffiti without fear of...
  • Every day Is Talk Like A Pirate Day On The Amistad

    Every day Is Talk Like A Pirate Day On The Amistad
    So first the Amistad goes sailing off to parts unknown and then it returns and refuses to sail to New London’s tall ship festival Sailfest because “The Day of New London” hurt it’s feelings with negative coverage. Huh? Who’...
  • FOI Advocate: Malloy Administration Should Push Charter Group On Public Disclosure

     FOI Advocate: Malloy Administration Should Push Charter Group On Public Disclosure
    The president of the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information is blasting an embattled Hartford charter school group for refusing to release information to the public about its taxpayer-funded operations – adding that the Malloy...
  • Safeguards Needed Against Nonprofit Stealing

    Safeguards Needed Against Nonprofit Stealing
    Yet again, someone on the inside is accused of ripping off a nonprofit agency. This has happened too often, and wasted a lot of public and philanthropic dollars. It is time to significantly increase oversight of such agencies. Karen O. Lewis, 57,...