| Sep 9, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Who has the top chowder in New London? On Sept. 13, 20 city restaurants vie for the title of "fan favorite" as they offer up their best recipes during the 2014 Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival, which runs Sept. 11 to 13.
The event, in its second...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:15 AM
In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived.
The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
| Jan 25, 2014
When the topic is hurricanes in these parts, the conversation begins and ends with the one that stormed ashore on Sept. 21, 1938.
"The Great Hurricane of 1938," slammed into Long Island with such force that it registered on a seismograph in Alaska and...
| Sep 29, 2002
Though local history contains many accounts of injustice perpetrated against enslaved black people here, the story of one Hebron family illuminates the better angels of Connecticut's nature.
Caesar and Lois Peters and their children were the property...
| Apr 3, 2005
The island greeted me with its stillness, the tropical air so hot and thick it felt like a weight on my body. I waded ashore in water as warm as a bath, and looked up.
Behind the trees where the shoreline ends, I could see patches of a stone wall,...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Seems like every time I take a trip to the shore, which is as often as I can during the summer, I can't resist buying a postcard, magnet or some other souvenir featuring the image of a lighthouse. Whenever I look at them, I'm reminded of the sea and the...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Thirty-five people found trapped inside a shipping container near a London-area port are from Afghanistan, British police said Sunday.
Among those found in the container Saturday was a man who was pronounced dead at the scene at the Port of Tilbury on...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:10 AM
The former head of New London-based Sheffield Pharmaceuticals pleaded guilty Tuesday to a criminal charge of knowingly allowing the dumping of chemical pollutants into a public sewage system that discharged into the Thames River for more than seven years....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 1:53 AM
The Sports Xchange
Course Source: Cedars at Dungeness, Foxhills
IN THE PUBLIC EYE: The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course in Sequim, Wash., on the grounds of the 7 Cedars Casino
THE LAYOUT: Between sightseeing in Port Townsend, Port Angeles and nearby...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:00 PM
The Cube, a unique, temporary "pop-up" restaurant that first surfaced in Brussels and Milan, is making its way through Stockholm and London. At every stop, this whimsical, one-of-a-kind dining experience is commanding attention from foodies.