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Old State House

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • I'm Interested In Buying City Of Hartford Assets

    To balance the budget, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra is suggesting the city sell its parking facilities to raise some much needed cash. Why stop at parking facilities? Why not sell other city-owned assets? I have put together a partial list of some of...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Gift Bags With Connecticut-Made Products A Big Hit With Guests

     Gift Bags With Connecticut-Made Products A Big Hit With Guests
    Can't wait for spring? Remember, along with warmer weather, May and June bring graduations and weddings — and graduations and weddings bring out-of-town guests. I learned this fact some years ago, when my son got married in June and then my...
  • Our List of Halloween Events in Greater Hartford

    Our List of Halloween Events in Greater Hartford
    Trail of Terror, 60 N. Plains Hwy, Wallingford. $10-$20. Not recommended for children under age 10. Hours: Opens at approximately 7 p.m. on Oct. 11, 12, 13; 18, 19, 20; 25, 26, 27 & Nov. 1 and 2. Information: trailofterror.com. Graveyard Shift Ghost...
  • Our List of Halloween and Autumn Events in Fairfield County

    Our List of Halloween and Autumn Events in Fairfield County
    32nd Annual Outdoor Arts Festival, Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, 1 Museum Dr., Greenwich. (203) 869-0376. A juried event featuring more than 85 artists from across the country. Paintings, photos, drawings, prints, sculptures and mixed media. Rain or...
  • Robert Frick Left Historic Mark On Twain House

    The Mark Twain House in Hartford was many things after the famed author left in 1891; private home, school, warehouse, apartment house, branch library and fledgling museum. By the late 1950s, it was a casual affair, a mix of visitors and a few residents...
  • The Meaning Behind Churchill's Stirring Words

    August brings the anniversary of one of Sir Winston Churchill's most trenchant and memorable observations. It stays with me because of a long-ago summer in England. In the summer of 1966 I served as a Winant volunteer, working in Bermondsey, London's...
  • '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...