| Feb 4, 2015
| 8:07 AM
Nine hikers braved the bitter cold on Saturday, Jan. 31, as members of the Manchester Land Conservation Trust (MLCT) led a free hike along the Cheney Rail Trail in Manchester. The hike began at the railroad tracks on the north side of Farr's Sporting...
| Feb 3, 2015
Sure, $4 trillion sounds like a lot.
But it goes fast when your budget stretches from aging highways to medical care to space travel and more.
Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 7:51 PM
— Federal pipeline inspectors would see a 20 percent boost in the money available for overseeing those aging networks under the budget proposal released Monday by the White House.
That $4 trillion funding plan would provide another $30 million...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Leslie Martin's boutique is among the few businesses on Superior's Main Street not boarded up, making it one of the last places where locals can still gather to talk.
And she plans to keep it that way by asking visitors to leave whenever they bring up...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 3:24 PM
Big snowfalls bring out the best in us.
As the flakes fall and the wind whips mounds into drifts, we rally.
Those of us who can, shovel off our own sidewalks and maybe go a house or two up and down the street.
Snowblower heroes carve pathways down...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 3:00 AM
HARTFORD — The biggest ecological threat to Connecticut's native habitats comes from invasive species of plants and animals, and the state already has a plan for dealing with alien creatures that infest our lakes, ponds, streams and rivers.
| 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 30, 2014
| 7:59 AM
The western Pennsylvania congressman who chairs the House Transportation Committee is drawing a line in the sand for the next round of negotiations on a highway funding bill: no hike for the gasoline tax.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Rep....
| Jan 1, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Gasoline prices are on the verge of crashing down to below $2 a gallon. The price of oil may dip below $50 a barrel.
Even with renewed demand from a global economic resurgence, energy prices continue to fall. The U.S. has suddenly become the world's...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 8:56 AM
One of the things I like to find when I'm out exploring are rock ledges that jut out of the forest and provide a panoramic view. One can imagine a wolf sitting on the edge under a full moon, its howl echoing in the distance.
The Philip E. Young Memorial...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 7:17 PM
MANCHESTER — The board of directors on Tuesday helped close a funding gap in the local land trust's pending purchase of a 63-acre farm in the town's southwestern corner.
The board voted unanimously to appropriate $98,000, the remaining money in...