| Oct 1, 2010
It's known, locally and in numerous architectural archives, as the "Castle House," but you'd never find it if you went in search of a castle-like structure along New London's waterfront Pequot Avenue.
Instead of an ornate and massive bastion of...
| May 21, 2010
| 10:01 AM
Typically, every week, I spend some time googling around the web, researching ideas for possible "DayTrippers" segments. During one of these sessions, I stumbled across a very cool site called "jognewlondon.com." It lists about a dozen jogging routes...
| Apr 9, 2010
Malcolm McLaren, the London-born impresario whose cheeky intelligence, P.T. Barnum-esque flair for self-promotion and Dadaist sense of the artist as a wily agent-provocateur helped make him a godfather to the punk-rock and alternative music scenes of...
| Jul 28, 2009
| 9:22 AM
MONTVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says a Montville couple has been fined $100,000 after failing to remove an illegal boat ramp they built on the Thames River and restore wetlands they destroyed.
| Jul 4, 2009
What happens when you cross an ancient Chinese tradition with a 21st-century, modern day, popular water sport?
Spectators at Seattle's 33rd annual Wooden Boat Festival found out today when a 45-foot Chinese dragon boat went for a northwest, and...
| Jun 28, 2009
In his six years as head of the Royal National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner has made a name for himself with his bold moves. He has commissioned large-scale plays and productions dealing with hot-button political issues, he brought in a major sponsor to...
| Oct 21, 2008
Fiddler Michael Doucet loves performing in
Europe, where he says there is strong appreciation for the Cajun
and zydeco tunes of south Louisiana.
So when Doucet learned organizers of the New Orleans Jazz and
Heritage Festival planned to take...
| Aug 21, 2008
This being the 50th anniversary of the USS Nautilus' historic crossing of the North Pole, it seemed like a good time to get down to Groton and tour the world's first nuclear-powered submarine.
The long-since-decommissioned Nautilus is moored at the U.S....
| Nov 28, 2007
LOS ANGELES (November 28, 2007) – Having been approached by California state elected officials as well as civic leaders from areas affected by recent wildfires, music superstar Garth Brooks has agreed to perform a benefit concert to raise money for the...
| May 6, 2007
ROCK stars just aren't what they used to be.
"They all want to look the same," laments music stylist Brandy St. John. "They all want clothes from the same stores, the same designers. But rock 'n' roll should be about one-of-a-kind outfits no one will...
| Jan 29, 2006
U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, R-2nd District, spoke to The Courant's editorial board on Jan. 26. The following are edited excerpts from the talk.
On congressional earmarks
Should Congress get rid of earmarks (the process by which Congress members' favorite...