| 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...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 10:24 PM
We should go to prom together," Kim Toothaker told Kris Cooper.
"No, you'll find someone else before then."
"No, we have to make it official. Will you go to the prom with me?"
"Yeah," Kris said. "But if you find someone else, you can get out of it."...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 7:15 AM
Lettuce and tomato. This was the code name for Lexi Wallace and Tom Atwood. A name given to them, without their knowledge, during the first week of orientation at Duke University.
Tom, from Woodstock, Conn., met Lexi, who grew up in Arizona, in the...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 4:51 AM
For years, attempts to require the University of Connecticut Foundation to be more open about how it raises and spends millions of dollars each year have fizzled in the legislature.
But this year, new efforts to shed more light on the foundation's...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 10:21 AM
When Ashley Albert first joined the Enfield Police Explorers four years ago, she did it as a way to get involved in the community.
Now a recent graduate of the program, the 18-year-old Enfield resident has become hooked. She'll start training soon to...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 4:31 PM
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz wants the Police Department to reflect the area's growing diversity — and police officials and others see the latest round of promotions as a step in that direction.
The county recently promoted a woman and...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 10:57 AM
Felix Bronner was an urbane scholar and a pioneer in the study of ways calcium affects the body. He was intense, focused, and passionately interested in science as well as in the lives of his friends and colleagues. In his second career, he was a...
| Mar 2, 2015
Young adults stay up all night, dancing and socializing, until they literally can't stand anymore. A wild college bender? Nope. The excitement surrounds the largest student-run philanthropic event in the state: the University of Connecticut HuskyTHON. "It...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 12:40 PM
State Sen. Mae Flexer (D-29), state Rep. Danny Rovero (D-51) and state Rep. Christine Rosati (D-44) held office hours at the Killingly Town Hall on Feb. 28. For two hours they answered questions and provided information on bills that were currently on the...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 4:26 AM
When it comes to sex, there's a world of difference between "no means no" and "yes means yes," students and college officials told legislators last week.
Olivia Paschal, a Yale student, said she has not been sexually assaulted, but that if it had ever...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:01 PM
Representatives of the University of Connecticut Foundation made an impassioned argument at a legislative hearing Thursday that any law forcing them to open their records to the public — even if donors' name are excluded — would impede their...