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  • Nautilus, World's First Nuclear Sub, A Star At 60

    Nautilus, World's First Nuclear Sub, A Star At 60
    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,...
  • A Changing Climate: More Extreme Weather Ahead

     A Changing Climate: More Extreme Weather Ahead
    The changing climate is expected to make Connecticut a different place with more extreme weather, hotter summers and more precipitation, disrupting the natural world around us and testing our ability to respond and adapt. Some changes will be volatile...
  • Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes

    Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes
    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-...
  • Unaware, Then Overwhelmed: Hurricane Of 1938 Still Historic

    Unaware, Then Overwhelmed: Hurricane Of 1938 Still Historic
    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...
  • 2nd Star cashes in on frantic, farcical 'Funny Money'

    2nd Star cashes in on frantic, farcical 'Funny Money'
    In its opening last weekend at Bowie Playhouse, 2nd Star's production of Ray Cooney's "Funny Money" had audiences in stitches — as this farcical show has done since its 1994 London premiere. Cooney has written 22 plays over the past 50 years,...
  • Reclaiming Joy, In Honor Of Newtown Victims

    Reclaiming Joy, In Honor Of Newtown Victims
    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...
  • On top of the world in Europe

    On top of the world in Europe
    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. In each...
  • A cheap day out in London

    It was the final day of a two-month trip to Europe. I was in London, and with all of my work behind me, I had the freedom to do whatever I wanted. So I decided to test my five free London audio tours in a citywide blitz spanning two neighborhoods, one...
  • UConn Should Live Sustainably Within Its Watershed

    "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...
  • A Better Plan For UConn's Water Needs

    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...
  • O'er the ramparts: Castles in Great Britain

    For centuries, Great Britain's castles were the literal and political high points of their communities. Designed to keep people out, today these formidable structures are wide open to visitors and appreciated for their romantic allure. Adults and kids...