| Dec 26, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Weeks before Christmas, Mary Sherlach had already transformed her Trumbull home into the picture of holiday cheer.
The red-and-green plaid tablecloth was in place. And there were candles and centerpieces on the tables and wreaths on the door and...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Professor Leslie Ricklin noticed it early on. Victoria Soto was different than the other teacher candidates in Ricklin's social-studies methods course at Eastern Connecticut State University.
It wasn't Vicki Leigh Soto's boundless energy or even the...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The names of more victims in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School emerged Saturday, including a teacher who had just landed a permanent substitute position at the school.
Lauren Rousseau, 30, landed the subsitute job in November and was one...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. The shooter's mother was also killed Friday. Stories of the adult heroes of this tragedy and tributes to the children who lost their...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 10:15 AM
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, I was thinking how thankful we, the American people, should be that the right to bear bombs was not included in the Second Amendment.
If bombs were part of the Second Amendment, the National Rifle...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Get your Game Show game on! They’ve just announced highlights of the Second Annual 24-Hour Game Show Marathon, scheduled to from noon ‘til noon on May 18-19.
The national broadcast, which benefits the American Cancer Society, will be audio-...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:06 PM
There will always be an inherent conflict between a government that wants to guard its information, and journalists and citizens who want access to it.
Although there is a recognition that some information should be kept secret, a democracy needs its...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:35 AM
PostSecret Live: An Evening with Frank Warren
April 5, 8 p.m., $20, Southern Connecticut State University's John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, 501 Crescent St., New Haven, (203) 392-6154, tickets.southernct.edu.
There comes a time in...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 4:24 PM
"As anyone who has watched the better colored teams will tell you — a good
many Afro-Americans belong, on their merits."
John Lardner in the Hartford Courant, Nov. 11, 1938.
With opening day of the 2013 baseball season just days away, a 75-...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:59 PM
I have ties to the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut State University System. I've lectured at both, have a cartoon collection at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at UConn, have taught a class in editorial cartooning at Eastern Connecticut...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Triumphantly they passed beneath the confetti-filled sky as a jubilant crowd lined the streets.
Then, in the blink of an eye, they were gone.
But my camera captured them: Nelson and Winnie Mandela. June 1990. New York City.
He was just five months...