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  • Baldwin's Book Details Career In Hockey, And With The Whalers

    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....
  • Joe Visconti Pushes On, Aiming To Win Over A Patchwork Coalition Of Voters

    Joe Visconti Pushes On, Aiming To Win Over A Patchwork Coalition Of Voters
    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...
  • West Hartford Library Director To Retire

    West Hartford Library Director To Retire
    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...
  • Pink Party Postponed Until Thursday

    Pink Party Postponed Until Thursday
    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...
  • Yes To Hartford Baseball Stadium Project

    Yes To Hartford Baseball Stadium Project
    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...
  • Third Annual Pink Party For Breast Cancer Held In West Hartford

    Third Annual Pink Party For Breast Cancer Held In West Hartford
    WEST HARTFORD — While cancer is usually a somber subject, breast cancer survivors and their supporters celebrated together at the third annual Pink Party Thursday. "To come out here and see everybody happy, it's seeing it in a different light,"...
  • Shoppers Waiting Longer Than Ever To Wrap Up Holiday Buying

    Shoppers Waiting Longer Than Ever To Wrap Up Holiday Buying
    WEST HARTFORD — On snow-dusted sidewalks and music-filled malls, holiday shoppers headed to stores Sunday to wrap up the final weekend of the Christmas retail season. What they found were discounts. "I think there's a lot more on sale now," said...
  • At Law and Government Academy, Hartford Students Gain Philanthropic Touch

    At Law and Government Academy, Hartford Students Gain Philanthropic Touch
    HARTFORD — The enterprising senior class council of Hartford Public High's Law and Government Academy struck again last week, this time by organizing a family-style dinner that brought together students, parents and businesses in the spirit of...
  • Connecticut's Thriving Airbnb Community Is Catching Officials Unaware

    Connecticut's Thriving Airbnb Community Is Catching Officials Unaware
    The website Airbnb.com has been a growing presence in Connecticut's rental market for several years, but zoning and building officials have just begun considering the implications on local laws. "This is something that's new to us, probably new to...
  • Book Events: Authors Live!, 'Scrooge' Fun And Anne Rice

    Book Events: Authors Live!, 'Scrooge' Fun And Anne Rice
    A free family event centered on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be presented by Hartford Stage and author Carlo DeVito at Barnes & Noble at Blue Back Square in West Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. DeVito will talk about his...
  • Dickens Deconstructed At Bookstore Event

    Dickens Deconstructed At Bookstore Event
    A free family event centered on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be presented by Hartford Stage and author Carlo DeVito at Barnes & Noble at Blue Back Square in West Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 8,  from 1 to 3 p.m. DeVito will talk about his...