| Jan 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When the first settlers arrived in the 1600s, among the things they were unprepared for in Connecticut was the weather. Owing to its geographical location, the new land they were seeking to inhabit produced an ever-changing array of meteorological...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Snow in Connecticut is as common as the head cold.
Amid our sizable inventory of snowstorms, however, there are a shovelful that stand out for reasons as diverse as their intensity, size, duration, timing, early or late arrival, even their political...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Thousands of travelers were grounded Friday as blizzard-like conditions swept across the northeastern U.S. causing more flight delays and cancellations at South Florida airports and across the country.
Shortly after 4 p.m. Friday, Fort Lauderdale-...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:58 PM
A major airline flying from Bradley International Airport suddenly can't seem to get passengers to their destinations on time, posting worst-in-the-industry on-time rates.
But, surprise. It's not an airline that cynics love to hate, mega-carriers...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:37 PM
The Federal Aviation Administration called back 600 aircraft, maintenance and compliance inspectors Tuesday, leaving at least 2,200 out of work in a situation the inspectors' union calls a needless risk.
The agency, which furloughed 15,500 people, or...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Doctors have told Harrie Schmidt he has only months, maybe a year, to live. He does not want to spend that time in a nursing home in Seattle, where he has been living, far from his family in Connecticut.
His sister, Barbara Alex of Windsor, booked a...
| Oct 6, 2013
A few years ago, I signed up for a vacation tour in Italy. The getaway, which was a great deal, included air and departed from Boston's Logan Airport, an easy commute from Hartford.
Parking at Logan, however, was not such a good deal — coming in...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:01 AM
New England Air Museum, 36 Perimeter Road (off Route 75) on the North end of the Bradley International Airport airfield in Windsor Locks, will hold its annual Santa Visit & Behind the Scenes Tour on Friday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa will...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:20 AM
The New England Air Museum, New England’s largest museum dedicated to aviation, presents a “Flights & Fantasies” Quilt Show for one week only, from Monday, Sept. 16, to Sunday, Sept. 22.
More than 150 quilts will be displayed. The...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 4:53 PM
EAST HARTFORD — UConn football fan Herb Bailey went to his first game as a 7-year-old. The Huskies lost to Holy Cross, 10-9.
"I'm 49 now. So 42 years ago, if you told me that THIS would be happening," Bailey of East Hartford said while shaking his...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:10 PM
WINDSOR — Amazon could soon deliver a new distribution center to Windsor, bringing with it hundreds of jobs and a substantial tax boon.
A town official said that the location on Day Hill Road is one of a few finalists, although developers called...