| Apr 3, 2014
| 3:09 AM
In October the Library of Congress opened a new exhibition featuring the first map of the United States — the first ever to depict the Stars and Stripes. It was printed in New Haven in 1784 by a Connecticut engraver, Abel Buell, just half a year...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:09 AM
By the force of its eminent domain authority, the state Department of Transportation took 11.3 acres from an Andover couple 27 years ago for construction of the then-planned Route 6 expressway from Bolton to Windham.
Now that expressway project is dead...
| May 25, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Cannes 2014 is over, and so are the 11 non-stop nights of Champagne-infused parties that were made all the more merrier thanks to a surplus of booze and shortage of food. Unlike U.S. premieres, movie stars arrive on the Croisette ready to hang loose. Here...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Levels of greenhouse gas emissions in Connecticut have been pushed back to where they were decades ago, but much more needs to be done to meet the state's climate goals, a new state report says.
Investments in energy efficiency, a regional shift to...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 11:58 AM
New foreclosure filings fell 75 percent across Broward County in May, another indication that the once-crushing mortgage crisis has passed.
Broward had 275 new cases filed last month, compared with 1,087 in May 2013, according to a report released...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 9:54 AM
After two years as a model of success for green energy, Oak Park is going brown.
The Oak Park Village Board chose an energy provider for the village's electric aggregation program that uses fossil fuels — or "brown" energy sources — over a...
| May 6, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The Village of Oak Park is reviewing its contract with an energy consultant after a glitch in an online auction occurred during the process in which the Village Board made an unpopular decision to purchase fossil fuel-based energy over green energy....
| Apr 19, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Many Highland Park residents might recall noticing a woman walking around with a Rolleiflex camera during the 1950s and 1960s.
Some can even cite memories of this person as their nanny, a role she held for various Highland Park families.
| Jun 6, 2014
Metro Meteor, whose abstract paintings rapidly are becoming an art world sensation, might be just a horse. And the 11-year-old bay, like all equines, has a hard time distinguishing reds from greens or browns.
Yet Metro's original watercolors have become...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:06 PM
Creditors in Detroit’s municipal bankruptcy have engineered a new appraisal aimed at putting the Detroit Institute of Arts' entire collection in play as a possible chip to maximize the amount the city will be obligated to ante up for debt repayment....
| May 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Spend enough time with Bryan Cranston and he'll show you the imaginary dial he uses to visualize how someone -- anyone, including you -- lives life.
"I came up with this gauge 15, 20 years ago," he says, launching into a monologue with the easy...