| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Neighbors just south of downtown Hartford cheered when apartments and homes replaced a rundown public housing complex and when townhouses rose on a barren, vacant lot.
But those improvements in the Sheldon-Charter Oak neighborhood are overshadowed by the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Criminal convictions and past imprisonment of Michael M. Sharpe, the CEO of a charter school organization that receives millions in taxpayer funds, are worrying Hartford and state officials – who said Wednesday they hadn't known of his record and...
| 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...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:03 PM
As a candidate in 2010, Democrat Dannel P. Malloy would often criticize his predecessor, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell, for agreeing to state budget deals that called for gimmicks to paper over deficits.
Now, pushed into a corner by a lag in tax...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Politics is humanity cast in its lowest form. Lies, cheating, hypocrisy, prejudice, crime, selfishness, lust for power, backstabbing, pettiness; it’s all there. Today, I’m highlighting hypocrisy. I’m thinking about candidate Dannel P....
| 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...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 4:47 AM
Courant crime reporter Gerald J. Demeusy probably didn't realize at the time that he would chronicle a historic moment in Connecticut on the night of May 17, 1960.
The veteran journalist watched 2,000 volts of electricity surge through the body of...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Last Friday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated 16 attorneys to fill vacancies on the Superior Court bench and two judges to serve on the Appellate Court. None of these nominees is Republican, according to the state's Voter Registration Lookup site.
| 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,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:43 PM
The main building at the former Seaside Regional Center in Waterford is one of a kind, a haunting historic structure, an architectural response to a 1930s medical challenge.
It was built as a sanitarium for children with tuberculosis, the first facility...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Insurance companies large enough that their failure could disrupt the U.S. economy will face a familiar regulator as former Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas R. Sullivan starts a newly created position next week at the U.S. Federal Reserve....