| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:40 PM
NEWPORT NEWS—Maybe you've seen this commercial. It starts with a little girl splashing her boots in a creek, and her mom calls out, "Sammy, sweetie, don't get your dress dirty."
A couple of years later, the same girl is discouraged from...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:01 AM
BOURBONNAIS — Ask Bears center Roberto Garza about the monotony of training camp and his immediate smirk says it all.
"A true test of mental stamina," Garza says. "Let's put it that way."
Garza is no doubt a qualified spokesman on the topic....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:39 PM
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the new Magruder Elementary Discover STEM Academy in Newport News.
The $27 million campus is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. According to the school division, it will be one of...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Brandon Reddick knew he was different from most other 4-year-olds.
The scar on his chest provided visual evidence.
"I don't have any memory of the heart [surgery], but I do remember being young, seeing that scar and knowing I had gone through...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The 18th annual Venture Smith Day festivities will be held in the cemetery at the First Church of Christ, 499 Town St. (RT. 151), East Haddam on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 1-4 p.m. as part of the Connecticut Freedom Trail events. Son of an African king,...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
So the big programs of college football have gotten together as the Big 5 conferences. Like political separatists, they are loosening their ties with the National Collegiate Athletic Association, dissociating themselves from their smaller, less showy...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Autopsy results showing that Morgan State University football player Marquese Meadow died of heat stroke have prompted his mother to question whether coaches and trainers monitored the heat at practice or gave players enough water breaks.
Meadow, an 18-...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Freshmen at colleges around the country for years have been assigned to read the same books as a way to bond at orientation and to encourage intellectual interactions rather than just social ones.
But this year, some of the reading selections are coming...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The University of Connecticut generated $3.4 billion in economic activity last year, including more than 24,000 jobs and $202.5 million in state and local tax revenue, according to a report prepared by a Pittsburgh-based consulting firm.
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:02 PM
A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the Departmenet of Agriculture said Tuesday.
In a blog post,...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Every year at the end of the summer I take our Kiplinger interns out to lunch and ask them two general questions: What did you learn about personal finance during your time with us, and what advice would you give your fellow college students about...