| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Isn't democracy grand? Or messy? Or both? Anyway, after months of citizens spitting vitriol like chewing tobacco at each other, making numbers sing, making numbers dance, doing everything just short of proclaiming that a baseball stadium will either...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:35 AM
This week the Hartford city council voted 6-0, with three abstentions, to approve a $350 million mixed-use neighborhood just north of I-84 in downtown Hartford. The project, called Downtown North, is what might be termed BOD — baseball-...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Charles “Chuck” Sheehan will retire in February after 10 years as chief executive officer of the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC), the Hartford region’s water and sewer authority.
“For a decade, I have had the distinct...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Looks like it's time to search for another top Heisman Trophy candidate after Georgia running back Todd Gurley was indefinitely suspended due to an ongoing investigation into an alleged violation of NCAA rules, the school announced. Georgia officials...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Pumpkin ale? Check.
Foliage-peeping bifocals? Check.
Music? We've got that for you, from summer songs that've overstayed their welcome to edgy indie rockers in sweaters, tweedy U.K. singer-songwriters and masked Heartland rockers. Check out these 20...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:45 PM
HARTFORD — The planning and zoning commission voted Tuesday to give an unfavorable recommendation to the city's plan to build a minor league baseball stadium, and sharply criticized the process by which officials have proceeded with the proposal....
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Bekki and Matt Anderson don't expect to see each other much this week, especially not on Saturday, Matt's birthday.
"Matt's crazy busy right now," Bekki says. When she is on vacation from teaching in the summer, "Matt is busiest," working most weekends....
| Oct 2, 2014
The history and development of the city of Hartford has so many facets it could inspire hundreds of museum exhibits. Three that are opening on Friday at Connecticut Historical Society focus on three aspects of the city: its postwar development boom, the...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 9:35 AM
HARTFORD — Bill Montesi and his crew from Mariano Brothers move heavy, valuable artwork for a living, sometimes weighing thousands of pounds.
So it wasn't the heft of the two Romare Bearden murals — the larger, 10 feet by 16 feet and over 500...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Hartford has had many biographers. Yet its most consistent, the one that for 21/2 centuries has been the city's devoted Boswell, is the journal you are reading now.
From its earliest days, The Courant has not just been in Hartford; it has been of...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Gaining traction on Twitter and elsewhere is the story of Daisha Simmons. She started her basketball career at Rutgers, transferred to Alabama and wanted to transfer to Seton Hall to finish her career as a post-graduate student. The reason: Her brother is...