| Jul 24, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Five years after a fiery derailment near Rockford left one woman dead and barely one year after another rail crash in Quebec killed 47, the U.S. Department of Transportation acted Wednesday to curtail use of the type of railroad tank car blamed in those...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Despite their hostility to new taxes that they might have to pay themselves, a sizable majority of Americans can support a tax on carbon if it's structured the right way, according to a survey released Monday by the University of Michigan's Center for...
| Jul 28, 2014
The Chicago City Council has a long history of doing nefarious things to its citizens, but as far as we can tell, it has never tried to ruin your car’s engine. There’s a first for everything.
A council committee is set to hold a hearing...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:42 AM
NEW HAVEN - It might look like the teens at University of New Haven's engineering camp are playing with Legos and toy helicopters, but what they're doing isn't child's play.
For the past two weeks, 25 high school students from across Connecticut have...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed a two-year phaseout of older railroad tank cars used to transport crude oil, which have been involved in several serious derailments over the past year.
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:02 AM
AVON — Solar power panels are set to go on the roofs of two schools and a town building after the plans cleared an important hurdle in July.
Those panels are expected to go on the roofs of Avon High School, Avon Middle School and the town's...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Your July 24 editorial ("An unwavering focus") rightly calls for urgent, critical examination and definitive change to mental health care systems in Virginia. Thank you and keep it up. It's a tall order that demands both immediate and longer term...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON -- Citing "very serious" concerns about the project's impact on Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski included language in a military spending bill that would delay the construction of a massive wind farm on the Eastern...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Dungy's remarks on Sam
So we find out that Tony Dungy is a wimp. The former Tampa Bay Bucs and Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl-winning coach said Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, would cause a distraction, and he wouldn't have drafted him....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Elizabeth Park Events
Annual Garden Tour: Join Bob Prill for a tour of the Annual Garden in mid-summer Tuesday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m.. Free. Information: http://www.elizabethparkct.org and 860-231-9443860-231-9443.
Wednesday Summer Concert Series: Listen...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Chicago is offering rooftop solar panel installations through the summer at 25 percent below market rates through a partnership with non-profit Vote Solar.
The idea, announced Wednesday, is to jumpstart solar installations in the city, according to...