| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:49 PM
There's no ingrained beauty-pageant culture in Connecticut the way there is in, say, Texas. The last Miss America to hail from here won 80 years ago, and no one from Connecticut has ever taken the Miss USA crown. Until now.
Erin Brady of South...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:09 PM
In the week following the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I attended parent support forums at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center and another in West Hartford's Town Hall, both of which involved a panel of mental health...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Patrick Carroll, a custodian at Buckley Elementary School, has always been known for his long "rock 'n' roll" hair style.
But he's shaved his locks for a good cause.
Carroll, who has worked at the school for 12 years, decided to offer his hair as a...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 12:08 PM
On Friday, 13-year-old Allison Anderson could only think of her three young siblings while learning the news out of Newtown," according to her mother Camella Mollica.
When the family was discussing the tragedy, Allison's 6-year-old brother, Frankie...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Today, in Hartford, I see 16 children traversing the all-too-familiar tortuous path of mental illness, failing to receive the care they most desperately need.
Yet how can this be, in the immediate aftermath of the most horrific of events in our own...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 1:23 PM
A $20 million lawsuit filed Tuesday against the town and members of the police department claims police conspired to falsely arrest a 12-year-old boy after he was assaulted by an officer at his home.
The lawsuit stems from an incident that occurred on...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Free coffee! Yes, it's true. While we all know that the price of making coffee at home and slugging it to work with us is much cheaper than paying someone else to make it and hand it to you in a paper cup, we Americans love our coffee too much to wisen...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:29 PM
Health care has remained a bright spot in a sluggish job market, thanks in part to an aging population as well as health care reform measures that require new technologies, training and education. Connecticut health-related companies are marching...
| Sep 24, 2012
Health insurers say Connecticut residents are visiting their doctors more frequently and, perhaps not surprisingly, those insurers are asking to raise their rates on average 10 to 12 percent next year, meaning medical premiums continue to grow much faster...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 10:37 AM
WEST SUFFIELD -- As soon as Tim and Cara Beneski heard the news on Sept. 26, 2008, they called their sons to "The Island," their king size bed that is haven for family time.
"We told them Paul Newman had passed away," Cara said. "They were hysterical, so...
| Aug 7, 2010
| 3:56 PM
Hundreds of family members and friends paid their respects Saturday to four of the eight men who were killed by a co-worker at Hartford Distributors in Manchester on Aug. 3.
and were held at various locations on Saturday morning and afternoon.