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  • A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'

    A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'
    With its four terraces of thriving plants sloping down toward a babbling lily pond, Jim Duke's garden could certainly be considered a healing place. And that's precisely what the world-renowned botanist and author's Green Farmacy Garden is....
  • Tourism group pushes to ease travel-visa restrictions

    Tourism group pushes to ease travel-visa restrictions
    If you listen to Oren Lotringer, Central Florida could become a hotbed for Israeli tourism. It has theme parks, shopping, outdoor adventures and plenty of hotels for Israeli families looking for a taste of the U.S. — all the ingredients his...
  • 'The Northeast Wants To Be A Forest'

    'The Northeast Wants To Be A Forest'
    In the years just before the Civil War, the Connecticut landscape was radically different than it is today. It was an open, agrarian landscape, a patchwork of farms with few mature trees. A farm woodlot often was little more than a cluster of young,...
  • The Supreme Court's muddy new ruling on the contraceptive mandate

    In a bizarre attempt to have it both ways, the Supreme Court held that a small evangelical Protestant college in Illinois did not have to include contraceptive coverage in employee health insurance even though it didn't fill out the paperwork the...
  • New measures try to control stormwater in Elmhurst

    New measures try to control stormwater in Elmhurst
    Elmhurst officials this week approved more policies aimed at controlling stormwater on residential properties even as residents from some of the worst-hit areas complained about the trickle of moves that they said should be a torrent. The new policies...
  • Foster Farms issues first recall in 16-month salmonella outbreak

    Foster Farms issues first recall in 16-month salmonella outbreak
    California-based poultry giant Foster Farms will recall some of the contaminated chicken linked to a massive salmonella outbreak that has stretched on for 16 months and sickened hundreds of consumers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Foster Farms...
  • Medical marijuana delivery services are on a roll

    Medical marijuana delivery services are on a roll
    Brian Reichle couldn't have gotten a pepperoni pizza much faster. Needing to replenish his stash of pot one recent afternoon, the Burbank resident dialed Speed Weed. Within the hour, a driver arrived with a white paper bag carrying a gram of cannabis,...
  • Some more invasive plants: trumpet vine, milkweed

    Q: Last week's column on aggressive or invasive plants really interested me, especially since I have a monster known as the trumpet vine. I planted one in my garden years ago and have regretted it ever since; every year more and more of them invade my...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Manchester Garden Club Awards $1,000 Scholarship

    Manchester Garden Club has awarded their annual $1,000 scholarship to Putnam resident Heather Slattery, a sophomore at UConn majoring in Horticulture. She will receive an Associate Degree this spring, but has been accepted into the four-year bachelor...
  • Kroger buys Vitacost to expand into online grocery shopping

    Supermarket giant Kroger Co. wants to beef up its Internet operations.  The operator of Ralphs and Food 4 Less said Wednesday that it is buying Vitacost.com, an online seller of vitamins and other health-oriented products, for $280 million. Kroger...
  • Come learn about the Benefits of Bees!

     
    Meara, our wonderful summer intern sends this invitation: For the most part, people tend to find insects frightening or nasty. Because of their different appearance and habits, they tend to be stuck with a bad reputation. But honey bees appear......