| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Matt LaBranche is the new baseball coach at Eastern Connecticut, a transaction that took place while I was away from the computer and the office for the last two weeks. To catch up, here's the write-up from ECSU, which is looking to LaBranche to guide a...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 9:58 AM
Bob Englehart was born November 7, 1945 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Influenced by children's book illustrators Tibor Gergely and H.A. Rey, he determined early in life to be an artist. Later, as a teenager, Bill Mauldin, Norman Rockwell, and the illustrators...
| Jan 19, 2012
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Jan. 21 to 23, in Hartford, Japanalia cleans house at its biannual mega-sale. The event features samples, one-of-a-kind items, overstocks and irregulars at 50 to 80 percent off. Payment is by cash or check only. Hours are...
| Feb 18, 2012
This is the first in an occasional series about people who have transformed their own lives and the country.
Charlie Prewitt's 93 years have been a long and winding journey — from witnessing racial prejudice while growing up in southern Indiana...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 8:23 PM
Alonzo Mourning, a 2000 Olympic gold medalist, seven time NBA All-Star and a member of the 2006 NBA champion Miami Heat, and five athletes from the peninsula Terry Kirby, Lisa Rice, Chris Slade, Ron Springs, and Walt "Fuzzy" Ward headline the list of...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 7:35 AM
Indian-British novelist Salman Rushdie (pictured) will appear at Eastern Connecticut State University to kick off the college's Annual Arts and Lecture Series. He has led an illustrious, nearly forty-year-long career in literature, which recently hit a...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:02 PM
The resounding primary victories by Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy on Tuesday will launch a fresh onslaught of political ads, arguments about the economy and a never-ending loop of attacks and rebuttals in what will be one of the nation's most closely...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Are the “Papers & Mementos” of the only Connecticut governor to go to prison for corruption worth $500,000 - more than all the stuff collected from all this state’s chief executives from 1811 to 1935?
The answer is, probably not....
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Elsa Núñez has dedicated her life to education.
Núñez, who has been president of Eastern Connecticut State University for seven years, has led a strategic planning project that has expanded the university buildings and created more support services for...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:07 PM
One of the must-see attractions in eastern Connecticut is Diana's Pool in Chaplin, along the beautiful Natchaug River. This fishing, kayaking and hiking spot is also popular as a destination because of its sheer beauty. An almost rite of...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 9:43 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: From Wymondham in Norfolk, England, the ancestral home of prominent early settlers.
ORIGINS: The area was settled in the 1680s when land was bequeathed by Mohican Sachem Chief Joshua to 16 men, most from Norwich. The...