| Feb 19, 2015
| 8:30 AM
SIMSBURY — As a student at Hamden High School, Matt Spector remembers watching his brother, a special education student, volunteer at the Special Olympics.
Spector said he remembered his brother's excitement, and knew he had to volunteer, too. The...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 3:23 PM
NEW HAVEN — A woman who fell off an I-91 bridge and died after stopping to help the victims of a hit-and-run crash early Thursday morning will be remembered as a hero, her family said.
Lauren A. Mohr, 34, had just finished her shift as a...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:26 PM
They burned him alive. Burned him alive in a cage. They turned it into a show — a show that everyone should watch.
OK. Not the kids, but every adult should watch the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, video in which men in tan masks burned that...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 3:52 AM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New York state police have identified a 22-year-old Southern Connecticut State University student and a Hartford man who were killed in a snow storm on Interstate 95 in Rye, New York.
The New Haven Register reports Kayla ...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:59 PM
Several weeks ago, before I even thought about seeing "American Sniper," I was on a plane on a runway in Philly awaiting takeoff to New Haven. It was the last leg of several delayed and canceled flights that had seen me sleeping one night in Chicago's O'...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 8:49 PM
Nick DeFelice is CEO of a prominent New Britain manufacturing company, but his happiest days were in the 1960s and '70s when he played semi-pro football and was paid to crash into guys the size of refrigerators.
DeFelice traveled all over with the...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 9:42 AM
MERIDEN — Going off to college in the 1970s, Sandy Maier Schede was sure she'd be a teacher, even going so far as earning an education degree.
But she wouldn't end up exposing students to new ideas. Instead, she would make a career of showing...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 10:27 PM
For Angela Andersen, immigration law was much more than a Beltway policy debate, an argument about quotas or a discussion about border security.
Immigration, for her, was a personal issue — and helping immigrants became her life. "She realized...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 3:21 PM
I was thinking on this day, which would have been the 86th birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., how nonviolence would fare in our violent world.
I mean the serious application of nonviolence in the face of those who demonstrate the capacity to...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Bearing witness to the sight of white and other nonblack Americans carrying signs saying "Black Lives Matter" in recent demonstrations over the deaths of young black men involving police officers took me back to the weekend, late-night shift at an...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 1:46 PM
It's not all snow drifts and resolutions – January has its fun side. Read all about it here.
Comedian Kyle Kinane has had an interesting career, the kind that gets cobbled together online and in small clubs. He was a founding member ("...