| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:44 AM
Connecticut is a tough place to grow wine grapes, and state officials are now investigating allegations that a few of our wineries are cheating.
The suspicion is that some of Connecticut's 34 licensed wineries are skirting a state law that requires at...
| May 31, 2012
| 3:00 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed this week a first-of-its-kind ban on the sale of large-sized sodas and other sugary beverages at restaurants and other outlets, but don’t look to Baltimore to immediately follow suit.
Though studies say...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Pink Ribbons, Inc.
Starts showing Friday, June 8 at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
There's a moment early in the new documentary Pink Ribbons. Inc. when you realize, "Wait, this film is sort of about taking...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 5:20 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposed increase to the city's tax on bottle beverages is expected to move forward Monday after being corked up for months by a City Council committee.
Council members, led by Council Vice President Edward Reisinger,...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Edwin C. "Pop" Fry, a longtime Kent County farmer who was active in agricultural affairs, died June 1 of pulmonary disease at Washington Hospital Center in Washington. He was 88.
The son of farmers, Mr. Fry was born in Washington and raised in...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 6:46 PM
An increase to Baltimore's bottle tax — the linchpin of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to raise funds to renovate the city's decrepit school buildings — received preliminary approval from the City Council Monday, likely assuring the...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 1:57 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. cancer lobby group is urging the Surgeon General to conduct a sweeping study of the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages on consumer health, saying such drinks play major role in the nation's obesity crisis and require...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 9:06 AM
A Beverly Hills sports drink maker being sued by Baltimore-based Under Armour Inc. says the trademark infringement lawsuit is without merit, according to court documents filed Thursday.
The lawsuit filed April 26 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Queenstown farmer John Draper's corn crop looks bleak — ears that normally have 18 or 20 rows of kernels have 14 rows due to a lack of rain. Others have few or shriveled kernels, and some stalks haven't grown any ears at all.
Yet, with a shot at...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:38 PM
Starbucks Coffee Co. will buy Teavana Holdings Inc. for $620 million in cash as the coffee giant powers deeper into the tea market.
The $15.50-a-share price is lower than the $17 a share at which Teavana was priced for its public debut last July. The...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Connecticut's dairy farmers are stubborn people. And that's a very good thing, considering they're fighting what some fear could be a losing battle against Big Agriculture, constantly rising expenses, and a Congress mired in partisan gridlock.