| 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,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:35 PM
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,...
| 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 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 27, 2014
| 4:15 AM
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...
| 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 21, 2014
| 4:14 PM
LARGEMOUTH BASS fishing is reported as slow in many areas. Night fishing is still producing some fish (try black jitterbugs and surface poppers). Waters to try include Billings Lake, Gardner Lake, Tyler Lake, Burr Pond, Lake Saltonstall, Shenipsit...
| 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...
| 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...