| Jan 7, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Seven years ago, I disagreed with a New Britain minister — who once was my pastor — when he started a petition to bring metal detectors to the high school. His well-intended response was to allegations that a student at the school was found...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 10:13 AM
When Sam Pasco was young, he recalls his mother telling him, "If you can help somebody, just do it."
Never forgetting those words, Pasco has dedicated his life to two things: music and helping people.
Pasco, 85, plays the saxophone in a trio with...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Despair at the massacre of innocents at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown will spur action from political leaders. It will also remind us of our limitations.
There will be changes in laws regulating the manufacture, sale and use of guns....
| Nov 8, 2012
| 3:52 PM
I was a "want-to-believer" walking into the lion's den — Bo Ottmann's mountain lion's den.
Each time I've written about mountain lions, Ottmann has invited me to see his part of northwestern Connecticut. Ottmann is the founder of the Friends of...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 8:36 AM
For breast cancer survivors, support groups have taken various incarnations. Some are based around art therapy or yoga, others are held in more traditional settings. One is even set in a river, where the tranquil setting of fly fishing offers a unique way...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 6:34 AM
A New London woman who says she was molested as a child by a now-deceased priest will receive $1.1 million from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich after a retiring Superior Court judge spent his last day on the bench mediating the settlement.
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:01 AM
What You May Not Know About the West Nile Virus and Mosquitoes
What is West Nile virus and where did it come from?
West Nile virus was discovered in 1937 on the West Nile River in Uganda. Mosquitoes can carry the virus after they bite birds infected...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Wendy DaCosta, former secretary to Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, doesn't exactly deny in her wrongful-termination lawsuit that she violated the city's anti-harassment policy but says others were not punished for their own alleged violations of it. DaCosta,...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 4:18 PM
St. Francis Hospital and its insurers have reached settlements with virtually all of the 150 known child victims of hospital endocrinologist George Reardon, a milestone in years of contentious litigation that grew from what may be the most extensive...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 2:15 PM
1956: George Reardon, a young doctor practicing in Albany, begins abusing a brother and sister, aged 5 and 7, according to a complaint the two file in 1987. The abuse continues until 1961, the complaint says.
1963: Reardon begins working at St. Francis...
| Sep 30, 2011
Among Hartford's literary luminaries over the past two centuries, Wallace Stevens is right there: That is, wholly within the shadow of Mark Twain.
Twain is the subject of constant scholarship, essays and books. Stevens is the poet some Connecticut...