| May 24, 2011
| 1:09 PM
According to the Connecticut disaster Center, Connecticut ranks 42nd in the country for frequency of tornadoes. That's a relief to me. I grew up in Indiana, which seemed to rank first. I know that's not true, but every spring, it was a tornado warning, or...
| May 25, 2011
| 2:23 PM
This whole busway thing sounds like one of those Connecticut insider deals where somebody gets rich at taxpayer expense. Follow the money. I'll bet if you followed it far enough, you'd find some rich donor (or two) to both political parties in Connecticut...
| May 26, 2011
| 1:42 PM
I'm not a big fan of the Connecticut Siting Council. They rammed super-hot high power lines deep into a quiet Middletown neighborhood right next to homes after a series of sham hearings. It was obvious they planned to do that even before the hearings...
| May 26, 2011
| 2:01 PM
I have no idea how the Connecticut Republican Party will ever be anything more than a minor party in this state. Connecticut is so overwhelmingly Democrat, that Republicans can only count on success in a few towns. Even when they capture the governor's...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 11:20 AM
Juan Williams, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., $30, The Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, (860) 247-0998, marktwainhouse.org.
Juan Williams' recent bestseller, Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate, talks about his firing from his NPR...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 12:00 PM
On Thanksgiving night, 1889, Samuel Clemens' three daughters performed a play called A Love-Chase, written by 17-year-old Susy, about what happens when three characters, Music (played by Susy, second from right), Art (Clara Clemens, left), and...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The City of Hartford and the Greater Hartford Arts Council named the 16 recipients of the 2012 Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant Program, Phase 1.
The Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant Program, funded by the City of Hartford and managed by the arts council, is...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 9:47 AM
Employers won the following special awards for outstanding responses by their employees to each statement shown.
LEADERSHIP "I have confidence in the leader of this company"
Large: Matt Smith, Yarde Metals Inc.
Medium: Lori Szczygiel, ValueOptions...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 6:30 AM
When you think of steampunk — if you ever have — you may envision something along the lines of the novels of Jules Verne: snazzy Victorian suits, monocles and clunky machinery. Apparently, according to the Mark Twain House, the namesake author...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 8:26 AM
The Mark Twain House and Museum announced this morning that they'll be bringing two politically controversial figures to Connecticut over the next two months: filmmaker Michael Moore and Fox News' Juan Williams, both of whom will speak as part of the...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:30 AM
The Mark Twain House and Museum brings controversial filmmaker Michael Moore (pictured) to Storrs' Jorgensen Center as part of its A Pen Warmed Up in Hell lecture series, named after an incendiary Twain quote. Moore, whose films Roger and Me, Bowling...