| Dec 13, 2014
| 9:00 PM
On Dec. 15, 1814 — 200 years ago — the Hartford Convention began a three-week debate about the relationship between the then 18 states and the federal government. The meeting was held in secret by New England members of the Federalist Party...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Sandra Werkheiser, a psychiatric social worker and therapist at Manchester Memorial Hospital, died Nov. 13. She was 80.
Werkheiser, who was born in Philadelphia, moved to Manchester in 1959 with her husband, Richard.
When she was younger, Werkheiser's...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 11:48 AM
ROCKY HILL — A top priority for Town Manager Guy Scaife since taking office in September has been to find a human resources director for the town.
This week, he announced he had succeeded.
Dana R. McGee, a 46-year-old lawyer with a background that...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:19 AM
MANCHESTER — Two University of Connecticut students hatched a plot to rob a local drug dealer, a scheme that promised a big haul of narcotics and cash, police say.
Roommates Michael Masiarz and Adam DeFelice, both 21, employed two other men to...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:55 PM
Last year, I kept a file of stories about the most stupid events covered by the national media. I'm sharing one with hope it may help prevent a copycat from appearing in 2015.
My favorite contagion of stupidity began when some macho Boy Scout leaders...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Cronin and Company, LLC, an advertising agency in Glastonbury, has hired three new employees. The company is the largest full-service independent marketing communications agency in Connecticut, as well as the state's "Top Shop" as declared by Adweek...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 12:40 PM
Waterbury Hospital will cut its expenses as early as January, which could mean layoffs and curtailed services, even as unions, administrators and local activists debate how the hospital should move forward after the collapse of its proposed merger....
| Dec 28, 2014
| 6:15 AM
In Simsbury, there's a farmer who would like to "throw some hemp seed in the ground and see how it grows."
A Bolton entrepreneur thinks hemp pellets could be used in stoves, and a University of Connecticut scientist is convinced that hemp seed and oil...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The software and Internet explosion in Silicon Valley was still years away when Sukhminder Grewal worked there as a nuclear engineer for General Electric in the '80s.
But when Yale School of Medicine recruited Grewal's wife, a post-doctoral immunologist...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Ambitious elementary school students throughout the country often spend time memorizing all kinds of facts. Some memorize the state capitals, others American presidents.
As a 10-year-old, Marty Looney decided to memorize all the winners of the Heisman...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Now that the CTfastrak bus rapid-transit project between New Britain and Hartford is three months from its scheduled opening — and on schedule — the subject seems to come up at every holiday party. "What do you think about the busway?" "Should...