| 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 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...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 4:18 AM
Boxers with state ties in the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame.
ISRAEL "PITO" CARDONA: Cardona, a Hartford native, turned to pro boxing at the age of 18, winning his pro debut in 1993. He won the International Boxing Organization super...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:50 PM
NEW BRITAIN — In a campaign-style event, President Barack Obama made a rousing appeal for a higher minimum wage Wednesday at a packed pep rally at Central Connecticut State University, saying that it was "time to give America a raise."
| Apr 19, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Hartford men's basketball coach John Gallagher and his staff will host their "On The Floor Camp" June 23-27 at Chase Family Arena. The clinic, for boys ages 7-16, runs 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. every day. For more information, contact Tom Devitt at devitt@...
| 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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:31 AM
The best way to see what might happen if a corporation from Texas takes over four Connecticut hospitals is to visit Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass.
That's where Erik Wexler has maintained a friendly and efficient atmosphere, first as CEO...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 11:09 AM
When she decided to forgo the usual classical-music path, harpist Brandee Younger faced a tough road: what space was out there for the harp in the jazz world, let alone hip-hop and popular music?
Luckily, Younger, a Brooklyn-based musician, had a few...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Ben Watsky was born to sing a cappella. Well, if not born, then certainly bred to it.
The Woodbridge native first learned The Whiffenpoof Song (“We’re poor little lambs who have lost our way, baa, baa, baa….”) in eighth grade,...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:57 AM
It's perfectly reasonable to attend a chamber music concert expecting to hear longish, multi-part compositions with complex tonal structures and rich harmonies.
I'm talking, of course, about Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" and Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:15 PM
The new Edward P. Evans Hall on Whitney Avenue in New Haven invites multiple perspectives. The building, the home of the Yale School of Management, was designed by British architect Norman Foster (who studied architecture at Yale in the early 1960s) and...