| Oct 18, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Ah, Meriden's West Peak: The runner-up. The second-place finisher. The "Oh-this-isn't-Castle-Craig-it-must-be-the-other-way" turnaround spot.
The Hanging Hills of Meriden – probably the best view in the state to which visitors can either hike or...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Here's an ugly thought to bring up while people along Connecticut's coast are still struggling to rebuild their shattered homes and lives:
Maybe Sandy wasn't bad enough.
Maybe what we really need to knock some sense into us about how we handle our...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Last week, for the first time in its 37-year history, Unit 2 of the Millstone nuclear power plant was shut down because the Long Island Sound water used to cool it off was too damned warm. That plant provides half of all of Connecticut’s power....
| Aug 22, 2012
| 2:13 PM
The heat is oppressive. I turn on my air conditioner. The electricity flows in from Millstone Nuclear Power near Niantic, where high-level radioactive waste steadily accumulates on the shore of Long Island Sound.
Why? Because there's nowhere else to...
| Aug 27, 2012
Tropical Storm Irene twisted and toppled trees onto roads last year, blocking John Schwarz's path to his waterfront house in Westbrook, so he prolonged his stay at his daughter's Glastonbury home, and he worried.
Two days later, after Irene had swept...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 5:21 PM
NEW HAVEN — The only discernible wince of pain on this Friday would be on the face of tournament director Anne Worcester. She was disappointed. Understanding, but disappointed. And who in Worcester's position wouldn't be?
Caroline Wozniacki, the...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 8:03 AM
He was the kind of character a novelist might have dreamed up: a crusty, profane, mustachioed, cigar-chomping, lovable old bastard limping around the State Capitol with his cane and a take-no-bullshit attitude toward one and all.
Now that George L. 'Doc'...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:05 PM
This is one of the stranger sights you will ever see traveling through the state's inland landscape.
One moment you're walking along a path among towering oaks, past dried-up vernal pools and across a forest floor filled with ferns. And then you pass...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Great whites are cruising off our shores, around Cape Cod and Long Island and even in the Sound, the experts say. They’re hunting, but not for us.
This summer has seen increasing reports of these great sharks in the waters off southern New England....
| Jun 2, 2012
First of all, Black Hogg, the name of the new Silver Lake gastropub, doesn't refer to a heritage pig or even a plain old hog or wild boar. According to the staff, it takes its name from the alternative definition of hogg, which the Oxford English...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Vibes will continue to honor the legacy of the Grateful Dead this year by featuring the individual bands of four ex-members: Phil Lesh and Friends, Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby with Branford Marsalis, the Mickey Hart Band and 7 Walkers with Bill Kreutzmann....