| 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 15, 2015
| 3:54 PM
Legislation has been introduced to strip away much of the secrecy that protects the UConn Foundation from legitimate inquiry.
Past efforts to make the foundation's operations subject to the state's freedom of information law have failed. This is the...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 3:39 AM
PLAINFIELD — For residents of Connecticut, earthquakes are generally not a high priority concern. They fall into the category of "Things That Happen Elsewhere," along with tornadoes and tsunamis.
But a series of small-magnitude earthquakes that...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 8:21 AM
The Silk City Chorus, which has been performing for more than 50 years, is always looking to keep its shows fresh.
For instance, last year the 70-man barbershop choir constructed a pirate ship for its annual stage show.
This year the group is working...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:04 AM
Just as "one size fits all" is an incomplete sentence, so is describing people as "older:" Even in terms of sentence construction it sidesteps the real question. Older than what? Older than whom? Older than fashion models? My cat is older than many...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 3:56 PM
HARTFORD — A New York investment firm has purchased two-thirds of the residential condominiums at Bushnell on the Park downtown, attracted by revitalization in the center of the city.
Gideon Asset Management LLC purchased 129 of the 180 units in...
| 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...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:36 AM
HAMDEN — Quinnipiac University has banned the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity from campus, suspended two students and expelled another after a student conduct investigation revealed a hazing incident at the school.
"The university has issued the...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:35 PM
The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees voted Monday to extend UConn President Susan Herbst's contract until 2019 with an overall increase in salary and other compensation that will bring her total compensation to more than $758,000 a year in...
| 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...