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Winter Weather and Blizzards

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  • Blizzard's 'World of Warcraft' Designing Motorcycles with 'American Chopper's' Paul Jr.

    Given its characters and settings, fantasy fare -- whether it's a movie, TV show or videogame -- hasn't been able to incorporate much product placement, but Blizzard Entertainment's "World of Warcraft" franchise will attempt to break the mold with...
  • Customers to feel polar vortex in utility bills

    Customers to feel polar vortex in utility bills
    When a woman from Nordic Energy called 72-year-old John Staunton and offered him a cheap rate on electricity, he signed up. His roommate wastes a lot of electricity, he said, by sleeping with the TV on. The first month, the bill came as promised —...
  • You Call This Winter? Come To Rochester

    As a born and raised Rochestarian, trust me when I say, I know snow. With Rochester being a 15-minute drive away from Lake Ontario, an hour east of Buffalo and less than two hours from Canada, I've had my fair share of encounters with snow and all its...
  • The Blizzard Of 1888 From A Child's Eyes

    The following is an account of the Blizzard of 1888 by Frances McCook, who lived in the Butler-McCook house on Main Street in Hartford until 1971. It is from the collection of Connecticut Landmarks. We are reprinting it as part of the yearlong celebration...
  • Weather-Beaten? Not Exactly

    Weather-Beaten? Not Exactly
    Blizzards, hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes, heat and cold, floods and drought — we have it all here in New England. Especially the "biggies," that is, the weather events that can impact or change our lives in a matter of minutes. For that reason...
  • Customer Is Always Right? Here's The Real Scoop

    Customer Is Always Right? Here's The Real Scoop
    "See 'dis? 'Dis a quarter." The lady stretches half of her body over her car door. She shoves the coin in my face, and then puts it back in her purse, reaching over her stomach, which is pressing against her steering wheel. "'Dat what I handed you," she...
  • Clearer Hartford Streets This Winter, We Hope

    Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra has declared that the city needs "to be better prepared for the severe weather we know is imminent." It's good to know that the mayor is now voicing what those who live, work and visit the city have complained about for a...
  • Weather Still Has All The Elements

    In perhaps the most frequently quoted line from The Hartford Courant, this newspaper commented in August 1897: "A well known American writer said once that, while everybody talked about the weather, nobody seemed to do anything about it." The quip,...
  • Leaders' Lesson: 'Don't Ever Mess Up A Snowstorm'

    With snow and bitter cold on the way just hours after the new year began, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy swung into action, briefing the media and activating the state's severe-weather protocol to help shelter those in need. In doing so, Mr. Malloy followed what...
  • Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over

    Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over
    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"...
  • Remembering The Blizzard Of 2013

    Remembering The Blizzard Of 2013
    Joe Furey, Rachel Frank and Dan Amarante teamed to forecast the blizzard of February 2013, which dumped a record-setting snowfall around Connecticut. Watch the video for their memories of working through last year's weather event. Check back later...