| Nov 9, 2012
| 10:27 AM
The Greater Hartford Arts Council kicks off Aetna Arts Week on Sunday, Nov. 11. The rest of the week, through Saturday, Nov. 17, features free and low-cost arts activities hosted by local organizations.
Local artist Anne Cubberly will lead an art...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 7:01 AM
BOSTON - I'm always amazed by how many people who consider themselves travelers have never visited Boston. True, having lived there for most of my formative years, I'm a bit prejudiced, but I've been to almost every city worth visiting and I can...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Fendika, a six-member collective of Ethiopian musicians and dancers, who’ll play at Hartford’s Charter Oak Cultural Center on Oct. 5, produce a full-bodied sound out of few elements.
Misale Legesse, a young drummer, taps out rhythms on four...
| Mar 17, 2010
It's tough to come up with a suitable cartoon to accompany a new season of "South Park" ( Comedy Central, 10 p.m.), which begins its new season addressing the Tiger Woods incident.
But the latest stab at an adjoining cartoon, "Ugly Americans" (Comedy...
| Jan 4, 2010
| 8:26 AM
HARTFORD -- A van crashed into the Old State House Square on Main Street this morning, sending a female pedestrian to the hospital with serious injuries, police said.
Police are trying to determine the cause of the crash. Results of the investigation...
| Feb 17, 2010
| 1:19 PM
ORIGINS: Settled in 1633 as a Dutch trading post called House of Hope. Founded in 1635 by a group of settlers from Massachusetts led by the Rev. Thomas Hooker.
NAME: Originally called Newtown, it was named Hartford in 1637 after Hertford, England.
| Mar 20, 2011
| 6:48 AM
Fifty years ago, plans for Hartford's Constitution Plaza called for soaring office towers, a television broadcast studio, a hotel, storefronts for specialty shops and one more thing: apartments.
In the wake of a recession that hit in...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 6:13 PM
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...
| Apr 19, 2008
By James Ralph
America, according to Barack Obama, has been "stuck" in a "racial stalemate" for many years. In his recent speech on race relations, the U.S. senator from Illinois noted the palpable anger among blacks over the obstacles they have faced...
| Jun 7, 2009
That was the word used more than a decade ago to describe the 2-acre parcel of land wedged in a corner near I-91 and the Founders Bridge, the back seat of a billion-dollar state plan for a stadium, a convention center, new housing and a...