| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Long before he became an internationally known forensic scientist sought out by the likes of the Kennedys and O.J. Simpson, Henry Lee began his career in a converted bathroom at the Bethany state police barracks.
Virtually a one-man operation with a...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 3:06 PM
It's been a rough year for Metro-North, which operates the commuter rail service between Connecticut and New York's Grand Central Station. First derailments, power failures and other accidents raised questions about the railroad's safety and its...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Louis Goldberg, a commissioner of the state Department of Motor Vehicles in the 1990s, had an explanation for why some people dearly want low-number license plates. "People will do anything to get these things so they can get that look from a passing car,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Republicans could squander a golden opportunity to reclaim the governor's office unless they present a compelling, moderate vision to the hundreds of thousands of unaffiliated voters who will decide this year's election.
Anything is possible when the...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
The state-government half of one of Connecticut's political power couples is departing Gov. Malloy's administration and heading back to academia, and there's a real question about what Daniel Esty is leaving in his wake.
Esty (husband of U.S. Rep....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:50 PM
"Monsignor Meth," as suspended Roman Catholic priest Kevin Wallin has come to be known, admitted earlier this year to selling more than $300,000 worth of methamphetamine out of his Waterbury apartment.
Only about 23 grams (sold for $3,400) of Wallin's...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s official portrait was unveiled this week in Memorial Hall in the State Library, raising the question of whether the state should continue to finance such memorials. The oil painting’s cost of $36,639 was paid for by the...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:11 PM
The unveiling Wednesday of former Gov. M. Jodi Rell's official portrait in the state library is a reminder that a regular protocol needs to be established for paying for this legacy going forward.
Two years ago, we were among those wondering why the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:05 PM
I've noted that some citizens of Connecticut have expressed chagrin at the cost of governors' portraits. While I won't evaluate the aesthetic merits of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's portrait, I will say I have no qualms regarding its existence and its placement...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Genetically speaking, about 70,000 people in Connecticut are living in an informational black hole that could end up killing them.
That's approximately the number of adoptees here, and a Connecticut law passed in 1975 prevents them from finding out...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Hartford voters can change city politics for generations on Tuesday, Election Day, by voting yes on the charter revision question seeking municipal public campaign financing.
Adopting Question 2 — approved by the Charter Revision Commission and...