| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:15 AM
Before there was an NCAA Tournament, there was March Madness in Hartford, provided by a rag-tag bunch known as the Hartford Dixies. The Dixies begged and borrowed their way to and from Kansas City to play in the National Amateur Basketball Tournament in...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Like many readers, I have enjoyed The Hartford Courant's focus on the 250 years of its outstanding service to our state. As a sports fan and historian, I am thrilled that the newspaper is devoting this month to the history of sport in Connecticut.
| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:39 PM
As Connecticut prepares to launch a new standardized test that will be taken on computers, some parents are pushing to pull their children out of the exams.
"I'm just concerned that this hasn't been reviewed thoroughly," said Candice Cushman, who has...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:50 AM
The appeal of independent film has always been about more than the quality of the movies themselves. The term "independent" carries a mystique of its own — a suggestion of home-grown, organic creativity unleashed to the world against the odds. Think...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The Hartt School at the University of Hartford presents “The Cider House Rules,” Peter Parnell’s stage adaptation of the John Irving novel on Thursday, Oct. 10 to 13 at the McCray Theater, Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Hartford junior forward Mark Nwakamma has been named to the America East preseason first team, the conference announced. He is joined by Stony Brook senior guard Dave Coley, Vermont senior forward Brian Voelkel, Binghamton sophomore guard Jordan Reed...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:25 AM
If you're looking to buy a rock-music-inspired piece of art, there are essentially two categories out there to choose from. There's the official stuff — sanctioned by bands, with approved names and/or logos proudly displayed, often in huge, eye-...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Long drive this morning, but early enough to avoid rush hour, to the Bridgeport Holiday Inn, where representatives of Connecticut’s six mid-major men’s basketball teams gathered for the Connecticut 6 Classic Breakfast, drumming up interest for...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:05 AM
Among themselves, they call each other by the order in which they led Hartford Stage with Jacques Cartier, who founded the theater in 1963 being "One."
"Two" through "Five" —- Paul Weidner, Mark Lamos, Michael Wilson and the theater's present...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:07 AM
John Gallagher has tweaked the staff of the Hartford men's basketball team. In addition to hiring Tom Devitt as director of operations this offseason -- Devitt replaced Brian Glowiak, who is pursuing opportunities outside of basketball -- Gallagher...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Malcolm Morrison, who expanded the Hartt School at the University of Hartford in size and scope, died Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford after a long battle with cancer. He was 73 and lived in West Hartford with his wife of 42 years, actress and...