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  • Connecticut's Changing Landscape Reflects Cultural Shifts

    Connecticut's Changing Landscape Reflects Cultural Shifts
    The Connecticut landscape has dramatically changed over the 250 years since The Hartford Courant was founded. Once covered mostly with farms, forests and small agricultural villages, today, our landscape is suburban subdivisions, strip malls, office...
  • A Shocking Experience At Barkhamsted's Eagle Wood Farm

    A Shocking Experience At Barkhamsted's Eagle Wood Farm
    I asked Dave Finn for permission to shoot pictures of the chickens and ducks roaming around in and out of their pen at his Barkhamsted farm, and he said “sure.” So I leaned over the wall, and ZING!!! – got a jolt on my arm. Oh, so...
  • Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History

    Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History
    The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers. "It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...
  • HHS shepherds 'border children' through the system

    WASHINGTON As more unaccompanied children from Central America are caught entering the country illegally, their plight is proving to be both a political and custodial headache for the Obama administration. Unlike children from Mexico, who are screened...
  • Watch closely to ensure reforms protect children

    With regard to recent reports about the 477 children who died even after they were known by the Department of Children and Families to potentially be at risk: In all cases, DCF knew from prior investigations that the children would be in danger of...
  • DIY granola bars and other trail food

    Fresh air, gorgeous views and mile after mile of rugged, eminently walkable wilderness there are few forms of exercise more enticing than a hike along one of the Bay Area's many beautiful trails. It's good for the body, mind and spirit. Or it would be,...
  • Take some relish in pickled goodies

    If you're looking to punch up your plate, reach for a relish. We're not talking limp bits of oversweet pickles from a jar but rather the zippy, tangy, pungent and otherwise palate-rocking flavors of freshly made, bold, ethnic relishes such as Korean...
  • Quakertown park construction remains on schedule

    The construction of Quakertown's newest park on the former Krupp Foundry property remains on track. "We're excited to be on schedule," said Cathy Gillahan, chairwoman of the park's steering committee and the Quakertown fundraising committee, the group...
  • Margaret L. Snyder: Science gets corrupted when scientists can't raise questions

    When Nina Teicholz set out to write "The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet," one of her goals was to demonstrate how science was perverted, not through conspiracy, but through normal human bias, the creation of interests...
  • Gardening: How can I get rid of the hemlock pest wooly adelgid?

    Q: I have several weeping hemlocks that have a pest, the wooly adelgid. Online, I found only vaguely limited solutions such as professional pest control to the tune of hundreds of dollars. Is there anything I can do at home? I've tried early spring...
  • Donated vegetable garden growing hope for homeless in Palm Beach County

    Donated vegetable garden growing hope for homeless in Palm Beach County
    Jenece Fields is planting herbs in a vegetable garden at Palm Beach County's first homeless resource center. She's almost 75 days into a 90-day program to help the county's homeless find employment and housing, but she's still hopeful she'll find work....