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  • Wrong way on Airbnb

    Wrong way on Airbnb
    Caught off guard by the surging popularity of the “sharing economy,” governments have struggled in recent years to adapt the rules they developed for taxi and limousine services to ride-sharing outfits such as Uber and Lyft. Now a new front is opening in the regulatory battle, as the state Legislature and numerous cities train their sights on room-sharing services such as Airbnb and Vacation Rentals by Owner. Arguing that local governments don't have the resources to stop illegal short-term rentals, proposals in the Legislature and a handful of cities around the state would require Airbnb and its rivals to become de facto code enforcers. There's a role for room-sharing services to play in helping cities manage the problems posed by short-term rentals, but that's not it.
  • Understated Modernism In Connecticut Farm Country

    Understated Modernism In Connecticut Farm Country
    LAKEVILLE — The barns were falling down. The little farmhouse was covered with asbestos siding. The views were gorgeous, but the meadow was impassably thick with brambles and high grasses. "People were afraid," says Pilar Proffitt. "We got...

    Do hotel thermostats with motion sensors have you waking up in a sweat?

    Do hotel thermostats with motion sensors have you waking up in a sweat?
    Question: In the last few years, my husband and I have become frustrated with hotel thermostats. It seems that in an effort to "go green," some hotels have installed motion-sensor thermostats. This makes sense during the day when we are out, but it...

    Santa Barbara: Budget hostel (you heard right) opens in the Funk Zone

    Santa Barbara: Budget hostel (you heard right) opens in the Funk Zone
    Santa Barbara really doesn't do cheap when it comes to hotel rooms, but a newly built hostel in the city's Funk Zone is out to change that. The Wayfarer at 12 E. Montecito St. is a new building with 31 rooms, some dorm-style with four or five beds. It's...

    Road-tripping in a Porsche and a Ferrari with hotel's driving offer

    Road-tripping in a Porsche and a Ferrari with hotel's driving offer
    What would it take to put you behind the wheel of a Ferrari 458 Italia? It would cost $999 plus the price of a room if you stay at one of six Waldorf Astoria hotels (including one in Palm Springs) this fall. The hotel chain offers guests the opportunity...