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  • 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...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Students Develop Mobile Apps For City Of Hartford And Local Organizations

    Hartford residents looking to obtain a birth certificate, pay a tax bill, or participate in a public hearing may soon find navigating city government a little easier thanks to a kiosk on its way to City Hall. Just around the corner, theater-goers can...
  • Connecticut Cycling Festival: Two Days Of Biking From Hartford

    Connecticut Cycling Festival: Two Days Of Biking From Hartford
    The Connecticut Cycling Festival kicks off a weekend of competitive amateur and professional biking in Hartford on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21, hosted by the Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program and BikeWalkCT. Saturday's event, called the...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War

    Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War
    Gen. Nathaniel Lyon died at the right time. Raised in eastern Connecticut, the 43-year-old West Point graduate was killed while commanding the Union forces at the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 10, 1861. He became the first...