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  • Ads A Black Mark For Ferries

    Would you hang an "Eat at Joe's" sign on the Old State House? Or in the Wadsworth Atheneum? Selling commercial ad space on our river ferries shows why the Department of Transportation should not be managing these treasures [July 29, Connecticut,...
  • EnvisionFest: A Cultural Celebration Of Hartford

    EnvisionFest: A Cultural Celebration Of Hartford
    Long ago, before I-91 cut the city off from its riverfront, Hartford was open to the universe. (It was also open to flooding, but that's another story). EnvisionFest Hartford, an all-day event on Saturday, Sept. 20, would like to return Hartford to that...
  • A Billion-Plus In Hartford And East Hartford Projects In The Works? It Adds Up

    A Billion-Plus In Hartford And East Hartford Projects In The Works? It Adds Up
    Back in the Six Pillars era of downtown Hartford development, there was, at the peak, $1 billion or more of development projects underway or in the pipeline — much of it direct state spending, including the convention center. Most of us haven't...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Bike Week At The Old State House

    How did a Civil War veteran become the father of the American bicycle and turn Hartford into the bicycle capital of the world? How did he predict trends in transportation and go on to build other dream machines? Join Steve Goddard, author of "Colonel...
  • Poor Design Will Hinder Hartford's Transit

    As recent research at the University of Connecticut indicates, too much surface parking is bad for downtowns. Citing Hartford as an example, the study finds that large swaths of blacktop drive down the value of surrounding property, which makes...
  • Taking the Kids -- to 6 new places and experience a special July Fourth

    Taking the Kids -- to 6 new places and experience a special July Fourth
    Bam! The crowd sitting on the stone walls and sprawled on the beach ooh and aah as the July Fourth fireworks go off over the water in Kennebunkport, Maine. "It's still got old-fashioned charm here," said Bostonian Liz Daily Ortega, vacationing with...
  • Maribel Santana de Martinez, Hartford

    Maribel Santana de Martinez, Hartford
    Her nickname is "La Genuina" among her Spanish-speaking friends. "It's like a genius, but I don't know why they call me that," said Maribel Santana de Martinez modestly. Martinez was spotted outside Hartford's Old State House sporting a custom-message T-...
  • Hartford: Vibrant Center Of Colonial Revival

    The Courant, in celebrating its 250th anniversary year, is looking this month at arts and culture in the state's history. Connecticut has long celebrated the arts, with the nation's oldest public art museum among other claims to leadership. High among...
  • City For Sale

    City For Sale
    I feel like I’ve been drawing Thomas Hooker a lot lately. Well, not Mr. Hooker per se, but his statue next to the Old State House. I’ve been using it as a symbol for our Key Issues Forums and now he’s a metaphor for the continued decline...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Boston

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Boston
    A frequent stop and embarkation port on New England/Canada and Bermuda voyages as well as starting point of some seasonal Caribbean cruises and an occasional stop on trans-Atlantic voyages, Boston has seen a dramatic increase in cruise business in...
  • 'The Arkansas Traveler' is what you should want to be

    'The Arkansas Traveler' is what you should want to be
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkanas is a state that many people may not give much thought about when planning their vacations. Often considered a "flyover state," it has much to offer a traveler in search of adventure, culture, or a natural refuge. Home to 52...