| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:38 PM
EAST LYME — When he was maybe 6 years old, Luke Anthony spent three weeks in July glued to the Tour de France coverage on TV.
"That was our first clue that this kid kind of likes cycling," said his father, John.
When Luke wasn't watching the Tour,...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:17 PM
The Angels are making progress toward an agreement with first-round pick Sean Newcomb, the 6-foot-5, 240-pound left-hander from the University of Hartford who is facing a Friday deadline to sign with the Angels or return to college for his senior year....
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:51 AM
The Angels reached agreement with first-round pick Sean Newcomb on a signing bonus of $2.518 million Friday morning, just hours before a 2 p.m. PDT deadline to secure picks from the June draft.
Newcomb, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound left-hander from the...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Sean Newcomb, the ace lefthander from the Hartford baseball team who was selected with the 15th overall pick in the June MLB draft, has agreed to terms on a contract with the Angels.
Newcomb, the Hartford career leader in strikeouts with 243 over...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:38 PM
Left-hander Sean Newcomb, the first-round pick who signed with the Angels for $2.518 million Friday, will report to the team’s Arizona Summer League affiliate on Sunday with a tentative plan to join Class-A Burlington (Iowa) in the Midwest League by...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 1:29 AM
KEY MOMENT: Mike Trout doubled with one out in the bottom of the 16th inning and, after Albert Pujols grounded out to the pitcher and Josh Hamilton was intenionally walked, pinch-hitter Efren Navarro stroked reliever Dominic Leone's first pitch into...
| Mar 29, 2014
Over the past month we have written about 30 stories looking back at various teams, athletes, moments as part of the Courant's 250th anniversary.
We got lost for hours at a time in the Courant's electronic archives and we found many reasons to dwell...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Occupation: Mayor of Danbury
Background: A product of Connecticut public schools and state universities, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is running as a "blue-collar" Republican who says he understands the...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Credit House Speaker Brendan Sharkey with taking on one of the most serious problems facing the state — its over-reliance on the property tax to pay for government services.
This antiquated system sets town against town, increases sprawl and...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Connecticut has had various efforts to reform its property tax structure but few changes have been made. One change, however, enacted in 1978, continues to put Connecticut in a "best in class" position. That is the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program,...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Bernard Madoff's investor fraud took the Ponzi scheme to a new level, but it wasn't so long ago that Connecticut had its own infamous fraud case tied to some of Hartford's most well-known real estate: Colonial Realty Co.
And in the two decades since...