| Sep 21, 2014
In this week's episode of "Downstate Abbey," Lord Foley, Earl of Greenwich, has been forced by his political rival, Dan Malloy, to take a position that puts him at odds with one of his main political supporters, the Connecticut Citizens Defense League....
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:30 AM
In the political strategy books, this rule might be filed under T.
As in Tammy. As in Wynette, to the tune of “Stand By Your Man.”
Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister, who last received national note when video surfaced of him kissing an...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:34 PM
The National Park Service is close to acquiring 525 acres of scenic land facing the Delaware River and Appalachian Trail in Monroe County.
The Smithfield Township property, originally part of the Shawnee Valley Planned Residential Development,...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:43 PM
As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman, Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention.
Yes, that Mark Sanford — the erstwhile...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:44 PM
South Carolina congressman Mark Sanford called off his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur in a lengthy Facebook post on Friday, citing an ongoing lawsuit with his ex-wife.
"No relationship can stand forever this tension of being forced to pick between the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:24 PM
HARRIMAN STATE PARK, N.Y — Maybe it was guilt over alarming her parents when she inadvertently dialed 911 from the Appalachian Trail, but Caitlin Belcher wishes she could ditch her cellphone for the rest of the 2,180-mile hike.
"It would really be...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 7:10 AM
More than 50 Maryland middle-schools students have been building a house during a summer camp in Annapolis — not a routine task for teens and preteens.
"I came here skeptical," acknowledged JJ Jennings, 13, a rising eighth-grader at the Key School...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Route 44 crosses the Appalachian Trail less than a mile outside of Salisbury Center, just past an 1851 Italianate style house owned by Barbara Nicholls, a retired New Yorker editor and gallery owner.
Years ago when her daughter was young, Nicholls would...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Sometimes when I run or play tennis or ultimate frisbee with friends, including The Courant’s editor, Andrew Julien, I'll list a few injuries at the outset just to set the psychological tone. In that spirit, I must report that I started this trek...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:19 AM
BOONSBORO -- In three months on the Appalachian Trail, Jim Parkins has met a federal judge, a doctor, countless Boy Scouts, marijuana-smoking college graduates, and a married couple who celebrate their anniversary each year by feeding hikers for a week....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"When you look at the roles she's played, they're so diverse it can blow your mind," observed Robert Redford of Glenn Close in a videotaped message screened at Wednesday night's Celebrate Sundance Institute benefit in New York.
While the Sundance founder...