| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:09 AM
The weekend is coming and it looks like it’s going to be a great one. Autumn weather and a plethora of choices when it comes to getting out.
On Thursday, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra opens its 2014-2015 season with a program featuring “...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 5:46 AM
Erika Stuebing was scheduled to put a deposit on a house in Atlanta when her boss told her she was flying to Alaska that afternoon to help rescue a day-old beluga whale that had beached itself. The senior biologist at the Georgia Aquarium landed in Seward...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The National Association of Biology Teachers, in conjunction with Carolina Biological Supply Company, Leica Microsystems, and the Connecticut Association of Biology Teachers, is pleased to present Holly Bender Buckley with the 2014 Outstanding Biology...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Since people started sailing in ships, about a million have wound up at the bottom of the sea. That is the estimate by Robert Ballard, one of the world's most famous maritime explorers. Ballard has led teams that have found the remains of 50 or 60 of...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:27 PM
In the waning days of the increasingly contentious Republican gubernatorial primary, Tom Foley and John McKinney are narrowing their focus to two of Connecticut's battlegrounds: eastern Connecticut and voter-rich Fairfield County.
On Friday, McKinney...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:13 PM
The Connecticut Science Center in Hartford should not be getting extra funding [July 25, Page 1, "$4 Million Grant To Aid Expansion"]. Mystic is the center of tourism in Connecticut. The Mystic Aquarium is showing signs of decay. It should get the extra...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:20 PM
If dolphins depart the National Aquarium, officials are contemplating what to do with the 1.2 million-gallon pool where the marine mammals have been on display for more than two decades.
Among the possibilities: creating an underwater forest with...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Birds of The Outback land for a return visit to Mystic Aquarium May 17, a hands-on exhibit of more than 500 free-flying birds. The special guest star this year is the Kookaburra.
This Australian laughing bird gets its name from the manic laughter-like...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:08 AM
Several area attractions featuring animals are offering Mother's Day deals!
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport is inviting moms in for free this Sunday! The zoo features more than 300 animals and kids under 3 get in free all the time!
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:53 PM
"Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach."
This is an odious and offensive insult to teachers everywhere. It should be banished, sent to the same place the "n" word has gone. Never will I write it again.
It's an insult to the memory of the...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....