| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Ah, Groton. The hiking opportunities aren't exactly numerous. There's Bluff Point State Park, Haley Farm State Park and the Gold Star Bridge to get you to other hiking spots in other towns. Just passing through, Submarine Capital of the World.
| Dec 19, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Here's a question for Florida lawmakers: What part of "yes" don't you understand?
Last month almost three-quarters of state voters said yes to a constitutional amendment requiring lawmakers to spend one-third of the annual revenues from the state's...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Opponents of the city's plans to name the Fulton Market meatpacking area a historic district took their fight to City Hall on Wednesday, where they demanded Mayor Rahm Emanuel abandon the "forced landmarking" of their properties.
| Dec 15, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:
With all respect to the Appalachian counties of...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:03 PM
A federally recognized Indian tribe has filed a lawsuit to block construction of a solar energy facility that will replace 4,000 acres of ancestral homelands in the Mojave Desert with reflective photovoltaic panels.
The Colorado River Indian Tribes&...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As cities become more dense, finding new open space is proving a difficult task.
Urban planners in several areas around Southern California believe we don't need to look any farther than our local freeways. The idea is to "cap" the freeway by building a...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 8:56 PM
TALLAHASSEE — There are lots of cooks in the kitchen as Florida faces the related tasks of drafting conservation plans along with seemingly incongruous rules for cleaning and preserving water supplies.
Ranchers and developers want to shape any...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:09 PM
A massive military policy bill approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last week, now awaiting approval by the Senate, contains something you might not expect: dozens of public-land measures that would redefine the use of hundreds of thousands of...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:03 PM
HARTFORD — Developer Larry Dooley's office in the renovated South Armory comes with a sweeping view of downtown towers, the state Capitol in the distance and, just west of I-91, a closeup of the cobalt blue Colt dome.
That city landmark, shaped...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:26 PM
On the opening day of law school at Yale, I always counsel my first-year students never to support a law they are not willing to kill to enforce. Usually they greet this advice with something between skepticism and puzzlement, until I remind them that the...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
SOUTHINGTON – A hilly, forested 31 acres of Marion Avenue that abuts Rogers Orchards and the Cheshire town line is being bought by the town for $253,000.
The purchase, approved recently by the town council, will preserve the land as open space...