| Mar 31, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Paul Umansky, an opera lover, occasional actor and, for more than two decades, the public voice of Sinai Hospital, died March 27 at the Gilchrest Center.
He was 81, and died following a three-year bout with multiple myeloma.
"He was a great guy," said...
| May 30, 2013
Nearly everyone in New Haven has a Richter's story, including native son and restaurateur Jason Sobocinski. The historic tavern on Chapel Street welcomed beer-drinking crowds for nearly 30 years before closing in 2011.
Sobocinski's memories are fond...
| Jul 28, 2011
If there's a physical "look" to being president, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie doesn't have it. But does that matter to Americans?...
| Oct 4, 2012
Election season kicked into high gear last night as the country prepares to peacefully elect a new leader. While everyone is grading the first of three presidential debates from last night and how President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt......
| Jan 10, 2013
Confusion over the location of the morning shooting that sent two high school students to the hospital led the Los Angeles Police Department to take the unusual step of sending out an email Thursday saying that the incident did not take place at William...
| Apr 22, 2009
When he died 99 years ago this week, Mark Twain was this country's most beloved writer, yet his status as both an author and protean example of the now-familiar pop cultural celebrity seems to grow with each passing decade.
"Who Is Mark Twain?" -- a...
| Apr 3, 2009
The idea is nothing new. Thomas Jefferson's house had one. President Taft added one to the White House. Many of the early 20th Century catalog houses featured one. But for a variety of reasons, the sunroom is enjoying a renaissance today.
| Jan 10, 2010
Rope? Check. Carabiners? Check. Sherpa? Check.
OK, so Granby's Western Barndoor Hill is not the 29,028-foot-high Mount Everest. And it's not even the 20,320-foot-high Mount McKinley — the highest mountain in North America. Connecticut? That honor...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 1:14 PM
What better way to celebrate Presidents Day weekend than getting up close and personal with all 43 presidents — well, their lifelike wax figures, that is.
The Presidents Gallery at Madame Tussauds Washington opens this week with an unveiling of the...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 10:56 AM
"Woodrow Wilson: A Biography"
By John Milton Cooper, Jr.
andom House, 2009, 702 pages, $35
President Woodrow Wilson, a confidant confided in his diary shortly after World War I, "will probably go down in history as the greatest figure of his time, and I...
| Oct 3, 2010
Politics isn't so simple these days. We've got the Greens and the Libertarians and even the tea party. Here are 10 facts about third parties, independents, write-ins and other challenges to the two-party system:
1 Nevada is the only state that includes...