| Aug 26, 2011
| 7:39 AM
I remember Hurricane Gloria in 1985. My family was watching the TV coverage on Channel 8 and it looked pretty bad. It came boiling across Long Island Sound and the closer it got to Connecticut, the more we were frightened. We'd never been through a...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 5:15 PM
Every year on Sept. 11, Ed Dadakis drives to the waterfront park at Greenwich Point to read an essay he wrote about how he avoided death that day.
He pulls out the detailed, seven-page report, which explains why he missed a morning meeting in his...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 4:48 AM
With surfboards, fish and kites decorating the walls and ceiling, Reter's Crabhouse puts you in the mood for a beach blanket banquet.
The Reisterstown seafood restaurant, which opened 14 years ago and later expanded because of popular demand, has a...
| Apr 15, 2012
Throughout his 40-plus-year career, actor Michael Douglas personified the modern male in film, as a sensitive youth rebelling against authority, as a middle-aged man grappling with problems of marriage, career and changing times, and as an older adult,...
| Apr 20, 2012
A lawn looks so simple; grass growing in soil. Oh, that it were that easy.
Lawns can get diseases, become weed-choked, turn brown and die. They suffer from neglect; they suffer from too much love.
Maintaining a lawn may not require a crash course in...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:48 PM
Each year, I make my annual trek to Meriden Square or the nearby Target in the Silver City. And each year, usually while mumbling about waiting until the last minute, I stare up at the Hanging Hills of Meriden and Berlin and let out a great big sigh....
| Jul 30, 2011
Katharine Hepburn's storied seaside Connecticut mansion in Fenwick is again for sale.
Yes, it is the Hepburn estate. And yet, it isn't. It's someone else's house not only by title, but by feel.
A massive, multi-million dollar renovation pushed the...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:51 PM
In a move that could change Connecticut's liquor landscape, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will propose allowing Sunday sales of alcohol at package stores and beer at supermarkets.
The change must be approved by the state legislature, which has repeatedly...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 1:04 PM
After fighting brain cancer for more than a year, state Rep. Terry Backer said Tuesday that he will run for re-election if he keeps feeling as good as he does now.
Backer, a Stratford Democrat who is among the longest-serving legislators, was looking...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 8:09 AM
Investigators plan to wrap up their investigation of the Christmas fire that killed three girls and their grandparents by the end of next week, a police official said.
"We still have some more interviews to do," Capt. Richard Conklin said Wednesday...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 10:13 AM
HARTFORD — President Obama declared Thursday that Connecticut suffered a "major disaster'' in the pre-Halloween snowstorm, a designation that makes reimbursement easier for cities and towns.
The declaration allows a 75 percent reimbursement to...