| 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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:32 PM
One of the proudest moments in state history occurred 60 years ago Tuesday, when the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, slid into the Thames River at Groton. The christening, by first lady Mamie Eisenhower, on Jan. 21, 1954,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
In Oyster Shell Park, where trucks on a recent November morning dropped crates of playground equipment as shovels hit the ground, 6-year-old Lauren Wyatt knelt and pressed her small hands mightily into a wet, gray slab of concrete.
Her handprint and the...
| 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 5, 2013
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We applaud reports that the University of Connecticut seems poised to do the right thing by ending the statewide water controversy and rejecting a proposal by Metropolitan District Commission to ship water from the Farmington River across the state to...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:00 PM
With its decaying walls and ceilings, Gothic Revival architecture and history as a hospital for the mentally ill, Norwich State Hospital has inspired rumors of ghosts and the occult.
Now the site is slated to serve as a new home for an entertainment...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:09 PM
"Unquenchable" is the title of Robert Glennon's scorching critique of U.S. historical water policy. The word also applies to the University of Connecticut's seemingly unlimited thirst for water.
To ensure the growth of its Technology Park, hedge against...
| 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.
| Aug 2, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Remember that scene from the opening ceremony that looked as though it came out of a James Bond movie.
It featured David Beckham, looking dapper in a black suit, driving a speed boat down the Thames River, his wake illuminated by blue, pink and golden...
| Aug 1, 2012
After learning that so many employees at Los Angeles City Hall are watching the Olympics online that the city's computer system is threatened, Councilwoman Jan Perry said she is requesting that streaming of the Games be "immediately" blocked on city...
| Jul 31, 2012
My family has been in London for a day or so now; the beautiful sightseeing spots like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace have been filling our cameras. The highlight so far was the London Eye, an enormous ferris wheel in the middle of...