| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:40 PM
In an opening salvo of contract talks, Pratt & Whitney management is asking the Machinists union to give up 252 jobs at the East Hartford and Middletown plants, clearing the way for the company to bring in outside contractors for materials handling work...
| Nov 6, 2013
MITCHELL — The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team got a couple of weapons back in its 69-36 win over Presentation College Tuesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.
The Tigers (2-0) saw the return of forward Jalen Voss and...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Strange things are afoot at Grambling State University, the historically black Louisiana school where the football players recently revolted against an interim coach and refused to play a game because of deplorable training and facility conditions....
| Oct 21, 2013
Writers: Looking for workshops to help you with craft, or maybe a conference where you can pitch your story/book idea? Or maybe you love seeing your work judged against that of others and are always on the lookout for the latest writing contest. We're...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:38 PM
In his address Tuesday, President Barack Obama made a flawed case for retaliation against the use of chemical weapons in Syria based on a domino argument. The use of chemical weapons in Syria, he said, is likely to set off a subsequent chain reaction that...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Shelved years ago, a plan that suggested powering Metro-North with fuel cells rather than commercial power is finding renewed attention after a failed transmission cable crippled the rail line last month.
The railroad, which connects thousands of...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:05 PM
I've noted that some citizens of Connecticut have expressed chagrin at the cost of governors' portraits. While I won't evaluate the aesthetic merits of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's portrait, I will say I have no qualms regarding its existence and its placement...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Atlantic writer and senior editor Ta-Nehisi Coates (pictured) took down Brad Paisley earlier this year, when he felt the country star wasn't responding appropriately to criticism of his song "Accidental Racist" (featuring L.L. Cool J). When it comes to...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:34 PM
The crazy wing of the Republican Party finally got what it wanted. The federal government has been shut down for the first time in nearly 18 years because the GOP refused to approve further government funding unless the Patient Protection and Affordable...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 10:00 AM
University of Chicago Press: 80 pp., $18 paper
Peter Campion, in his new book, re-creates the overheard sounds, ring tones, robo-blab and self-announcings of an airport concourse, spliced into imitation of Anglo-Saxon "riddles"...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Dean R. Wagner, a retired mathematics teacher who spent his retirement researching Baltimore residential communities, died of cancer Sept. 11 at his Original Northwood home. He was 77.
He was born in Piqua, Ohio, and attended high school there. His...