| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:52 PM
On a day last week, readers learned that Hartford is looking for a contractor for a $2.5 million reconstruction of its Keney Park Golf Course; that Middletown is looking for preschool and day-care providers; and that bids are being sought to renovate...
| Feb 23, 2014
Are we inherently a musical state?
At the very least, we seem to have always been a state that likes to sing.
During the Colonial and Revolutionary days, we did most of our singing in church. And we took our church singing very seriously....
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:10 AM
The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season.
Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Asked about his party's aggressive fund-raising tactics in recent months, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the standard to apply is "whether we're compliant with the law, and we'll hold ourselves to that standard."
But a $10,000 contribution in...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:38 PM
The ill-starred decision more than a half-century ago to run I-84 through downtown Hartford did wonders for moving cars — but at considerable cost to the physical integrity of the central city.
The highway cut the North End off from downtown,...
| Feb 23, 2014
In March 1964, 44-year-old Bridgeport resident Joseph J. Farkes was pulled over for speeding on the Connecticut Turnpike. Typically, Farkes blamed his daughter for blasting the radio and making it impossible for him to judge the car's speed (a sketchy way...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
A decade ago, on a bleak March day in 2004, Geno Auriemma sat down in a blue plastic chair inside the gray hallways of Gampel Pavilion and began to chat with the basketball writers who were finishing their day's work.
The coach was a month from...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Snow in Connecticut is as common as the head cold.
Amid our sizable inventory of snowstorms, however, there are a shovelful that stand out for reasons as diverse as their intensity, size, duration, timing, early or late arrival, even their political...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Though he held other positions as well, Irving M. Kravsow was the archetypal editor: feisty, savvy, well-connected, hard-driving. He brought those qualities to The Courant's news operation for four decades after World War II.
Mr. Kravsow, who died...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Therell Wayne "Scoop" Knight has been a Zamboni driver at the XL Center in Hartford since it was called the Civic Center, way back in 1980, when Whalers, not Wolves, plied the slippery slab. Now 57, he leads a seven-person crew and is the dean of ice...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:47 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. — UConn and Villanova are no longer in the same conference, but they are not strangers. They know exactly what to expect from each other in the NCAA Tournament.
"We know it's going to be a grinding, Big East-style basketball game,"...