| Mar 13, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Robert Franklin, former president of the Connecticut Public Expenditures Council, died on Feb. 21. He was 91.
Franklin, who worked for the nonpartisan agency for 26 years, was a budgetary watchdog who researched state and local governmental issues....
| Mar 5, 2015
| 10:22 AM
When John Redfield needs to make an adjustment to his new prosthetic limb, he can simply take out his smartphone and open an application.
"I log onto my ankle," Redfield said, pulling his phone out of his pocket and demonstrating the latest technology...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:50 AM
MANCHESTER — A graffiti vandal who marred several properties in the center of town shorly before the Thanksviging Day road race has been arrested, police said Wednesday.
Frank Baixauli, 21, was arrested without incident in South Windsor and charged...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 12:17 PM
WEST HARTFORD — Distance running legend Deena Kastor has planned a visit to the Fleet Feet store Friday, and all are welcome to run with the Olympic idol.
"Everybody in the sport just reveres her," said Caitlin Cunningham, training program...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:58 PM
When longtime runners in the Manchester Road Race explain why they participate every year, the word "tradition" is often used.
"My father used to take us all on Thanksgiving morning, and we used to go to watch the race — from the time I was 4...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Shabazz Napier played on two national champions and has impressed as a rookie with the Miami Heat. But he is still a rookie, as are some teammates. Last month Chris Bosh said, "They don't have a name. I'm bringing that back. Call me old school. Even the...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:07 AM
The Manchester Land Conservation Trust continues to make improvements to the 1-mile portion of the historic Cheney Rail Trail that it owns.
The most recent change came in November, when the group used a grant from the Manchester Road Race committee to...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:49 AM
The town of Manchester continued the Christmas tradition of the Annual Downtown Tree Lighting on Dec.4. Many residents filled the lawn at St. James Church to get a chance to meet Santa and other cheerful characters.
"It's another great Manchester...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Phil Valentine, of Manchester, has been involved in helping others overcome drug addiction for years. His own story of recovery from addiction and cancer is leading him to conquer the Appalachian Trail next year. Valentine is the executive director of the...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:40 PM
Erin and Dave Emmons joke that their food truck was "held together with bubble gum and bale wire" in its first year. In the summer of 2011, the married couple bought the former newspaper delivery vehicle and transformed it into Lucky Taco, quickly gaining...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 7:48 PM
UConn won its second straight NCAA field hockey championship with a 1-0 victory over Syracuse Sunday at the University of Maryland. Junior Mckenzie Townsend scored the only goal off a penalty corner in the first half, and redshirt freshman goalkeeper Nina...