| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Forecasting the weather -- or trying to -- is as old as civilization.
Around 340 B.C., the Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote a four-volume text exploring the origins and dynamics of different weather events.
Still, for many hundreds of years,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Many people see various animals or faces in the puffy clouds of a midsummer day. Me? I'm more of a see-things-in-rock-formations kind of guy. You know, things like the former "Old Man Of The Mountain," a jumble of granite that once stood on the side of...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:50 PM
There are hordes of people eating in Connecticut farm fields this summer. They're eating next to pumpkin patches and beside rows of tomatoes, sunflowers, beans and peppers.
And the food they're scarfing down like hunger-crazed locusts was pulled out...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:55 PM
For the first time, lobster season in Long Island Sound will be shut down for most of the fall. From Sunday through Nov. 28, it will be illegal to trap lobsters there.
The move is a sad one for Connecticut's already struggling fishing industry, but it's...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:39 AM
It was a good plan. I would explore Maromas, Middletown's last frontier, in search of the remnants of a village that was swallowed up in the 1950s by the construction of the Connecticut Advanced Nuclear Engineering Laboratory – the predecessor of...
| Jan 31, 2014
"Motif Number 1" is perhaps the quintessential seaside shack of them all. The barn red fishing shack sits at the end of a pier jutting out into the middle of a busy Rockport, Mass. harbor. Multicolored lobster buoys hang haphazardly from its clapboards...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:37 PM
After beating service academy rival Air Force Saturday in Annapolis, Navy (3-1) is planning to play Duke this week, Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said Sunday night.
The Midshipmen are scheduled to play the Blue Devils (3-2) Saturday at Wallace...
| Sep 15, 2013
When it comes to pirate tourism Connecticut often gets robbed of its fair share of the booty.
Sure, pirate activity in the Caribbean has inspired the Disney ride and a billion dollar film franchise, and the famous Blackbeard spent his later years...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"Politics is the art of preventing people from busying themselves with what is their own business." -- Paul Valery.
But we are not talking politics today. Indeed, I find very few people talking politics, Washington or disaster because they are so very...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 9:50 AM
When Sandy ripped through Connecticut's shoreline homes, it scattered memories far and wide, a testament to the storm's mindless but personal sweep.
A 1952 wedding album was buried in mud near the water in Fairfield. An antique desk floated in nearby...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:55 AM
It's a pretty good bet if you are searching for Captain Kidd's pirate treasure, you will find a reference to it in the histories of towns along the shores of Long Island Sound and up the Connecticut River.
There's the cursed Charles Island off the...