| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Midterm elections as a rule do not inspire much interest or excitement. The majority of the recent party primary contests in Connecticut adhered to this rule, but two were noticeable exceptions. In both, race or class unexpectedly showed up.
Race was an...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:32 AM
Poland has had a productive film industry for decades, but a troubled one. Many early films were destroyed during the Nazi occupation. Afterward, during the Communist era, many films were made, but it was rare to see them outside of Poland.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 12:42 PM
HARTFORD — The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has approved grants totaling nearly $3 million to support education programming in the city.
More than $2 million will go to six community schools and $650,000 will go to five neighborhood-based...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 10:17 AM
The Wilson-Gray YMCA on Albany Avenue in Hartford was a whirlwind when I stopped in. People of all ages packed the full-court gym, teens and some smaller kids strapped on equipment at the three-story climbing wall, a cooking class had just ended and a...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:44 AM
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.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:05 AM
MANCHESTER — Courant reporters 95 years ago figured prominently in the investigation of a bungled heist, playing a role that would be highly improbable today.
In the case of The Great Silk Robbery, the "Courant Men," as they were called in their...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:55 PM
American organist Christopher Houlihan will give a free concert this Sunday, April 13, at Rollins College.
Houlihan has been labeled "gifted" (New York Times), "dazzling" (Wall Street Journal), and "one of the brightest stars in the new generation of...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Any venerable institution must guard its history, but not at the expense of its future, which is what makes the selection of Joanne Berger-Sweeney as the new president of Trinity College appear to be a strong choice.
Ms. Berger-Sweeney, who will replace...
| Mar 21, 2014
Janet Burroway takes the stage at Women & Children First bookstore on a Thursday evening. She's appearing with her close friend, the award-winning writer Rosellen Brown, to promote the new anthology "A Story Larger Than My Own: Women Writers Look Back...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Someone once called Connecticut the "Bleeding Kansas" of sports, because its loyalties are bitterly divided between North and South, though in this case the Yankees are to the south.
The state is split between Yankee and Red Sox fans, as well as fans of...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:50 PM
The Central Connecticut men's basketball team will not be able to practice at Detrick Gymnasium Tuesday due to President Obama's scheduled visit Wednesday to the New Britain Campus.
The Blue Devils will depart for Staten Island Tuesday and practice at...