| 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,...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:15 PM
During my travels across the state, I've seen plenty of stone walls snaking their way through the woods – a tangible link to the land's agricultural past before the New England forest reclaimed it.
I've seen lichen-covered walls. I've visted...
| 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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:26 AM
When I first visited Dock & Dine, a notable waterfront restaurant in Old Saybrook, I was struck by its extreme exposure to Long Island Sound, the fury of river flooding, coastal storms and shifting sands. It leans into the nor'easters coming off the Sound...
| May 4, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Freezing cold, stricken with smallpox and under attack from enemy ships in a foreign land, a regiment of American soldiers fled their encampment in Deschambault, Canada, early on the morning of May 7, 1776.
Under the command of Col. Charles Burrall, the...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:30 AM
For high school seniors, this is the season when hope meets reality when it comes to college admission - except for a Long Island teenager who has won the equivalent of the academic jackpot.
Kwasi Enin, 17, of Shirley, N.Y., has been accepted by all...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK — It was easy to get lost on Darren Aronofsky's ark.
Inside a converted Brooklyn armory in late 2012, Aronofsky was shooting "Noah" on a massive vessel that matched the biblical dimensions of the boat, its rough beams lashed together...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Imagine a place a few miles from the shores of Long Island Sound where one can hike from dawn to dusk without leaving its borders. Where a series of high ledges dotted with small caves overlook a vast marsh that attracts thousands of migrating birds...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 9:02 AM
This winter one feels a bit like Christopher Columbus in 1492 as he sailed the ocean blue. Except we've been sailing through a seemingly endless sea of white. Snow white. Grungy white. Sallow white. Sheets-hanging-on-the-clothesline white.
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:07 PM
It isn't difficult to understand Connecticut's pesticide enforcement problem — just do the numbers.
Pesticides registered for use in the state: about 11,000. State-licensed pesticide applicators: 5,000-plus. State-registered pesticide businesses:...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Some schools will soon be out for February vacation, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop. You can sign your child up for one of these vacation day programs or visit a nearby attraction.
NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
56 Lexington St.,...