| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's attitude toward natural-gas fracking seems to depend on whether it occurs somewhere that would be politically inconvenient for him.
McAuliffe, a Democrat, said recently he's determined to prevent the controversial...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:47 PM
In addition to co-chairmen Rick Boucher and Bill Bolling, the commission includes:
- Viola Baskerville, of Richmond - CEO of Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia and a former member of the Richmond City Council.
- Sharon Bulova, chair of the...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 8:15 PM
As we move into May, the Courant continues its yearlong observance of the newspaper’s 250th anniversary with a new theme — Connecticut at War.
Connecticut has always played key roles in conflict, both domestically and internationally. We...
| May 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776.
Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: What can you tell me about these plates that I found at a thrift shop? Are they worth anything?
A: Indeed they are, and I'm going to invite readers to think this through with me.
Clue I: Seen in images, the reader has several plates with a relief...
| May 16, 2014
At the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., you can watch giant roiling cauldrons bubble and churn under the power of nothing more than microscopic yeast having dinner, turning corn, rye and barley into the alcohol that scents the beery air.
| May 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Karl Rove, the bete noir for Democrats (and some Republicans), has dared to raise questions about Hillary Clinton's health.
The New York Post first reported a conversation between Rove, former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Dan Raviv of CBS...
| May 24, 2014
WETHERSFIELD — Thousands of people lost their lives during the American Revolution — not all of them on the battlefield.
Silas Deane fell victim to "vicious" character assassination, says Milton C. Van Vlack, author of the 2013 book,...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:01 PM
In 1943 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill asked President Franklin D. Roosevelt if he wouldn't mind stopping the presidential motorcade at 154 W. Patrick St. in Frederick, Md. The two men were en route to the federal government retreat previously...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:11 AM
From Civil War battlefields to the beach, many sites are within driving distance of Hampton Roads. Learn history while having fun in the sun.
1. Appomattox Court House, Appomattox
The buildings and fields where Robert E. Lee surrendered his...