| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:28 PM
There is considerable apprehension about the proposed Downtown North development in Hartford, and the concern is not misplaced. The baseball-oriented project is a big risk for an impoverished city with high taxes.
Nonetheless, Hartford needs a big...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Due to a rainy forecast, the Hartford Courant Pink Party, originally planned for Oct. 1, has been postponed until Thursday, Oct. 2.
The annual "party with a purpose," which benefits Komen Connecticut, is free to the public and will take place from 5-8...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:24 PM
WEST HARTFORD — After 40 years working in libraries across the state, Pat Holloway says she's looking forward to relaxing with a good book.
"I don't get much chance to do it. I've got books and books and books that I'd love to sit down and have the...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 4:09 AM
EAST HAVEN — Joe Visconti has no money, few connections and little clout.
But the one-term council member from West Hartford has a strategy that he believes will propel him into the governor's office on Nov. 4.
"I'm not here to just influence...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Over the past few weeks, Tiffany Mapusaga has been introduced to some late-summer/early-fall activities by her new teammates on the St. Joseph volleyball team. Apple picking and river tubing had never been options. Even window shopping at Blue Back Square...
| Sep 26, 2014
Back when the renegade World Hockey Association was blooming in the early 1970s, Howard Baldwin sometimes thought he was living in a movie.
The man who would later reinvent himself as an Oscar-winning Hollywood producer knew a good story when he saw it....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 1:28 PM
At the heart of the word "contemplate" lies the word "temple," a place where people go to pray, reflect and give thanks. Ironically, true contemplation seems to have escaped those who purchased, razed and are in the process of replacing West Hartford's...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 3:09 PM
When the end officially arrived for Jonathan Pelto's hopes of petitioning his way onto the November election ballot as a third-party candidate for governor, the only question was how far short he had fallen of the legal requirement for the signatures of...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 3:59 AM
A handful of people were already gathered around the stone fountain in Glastonbury center when a family of four parked on Main Street and walked to a table in the summer sunset to enjoy their burgers and fries.
Nearby, a husband and wife from East...
| Aug 20, 2014
BLOOMFIELD — Town officials last month applauded a proposed apartment complex with over 400 units near the center of town.
The proposal, put forth by a West Hartford developer and approved unanimously by the town planning and zoning commission,...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:00 PM
HARTFORD — Joe Visconti has muscled his way onto the November ballot, securing at least 7,500 signatures in his grassroots quest for the state's highest office.
But the tea party Republican, critic of the Common Core and defender of gun owners'...