| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:07 AM
It was like that scene in “Home Alone” when they’re running
through the airport, except we were trying to catch a ferry!
I bought the tickets weeks in advance to guarantee a good
departure/arrival time for the holiday weekend.
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:56 AM
By Jim MacPherson
When asked which cars get the best fuel economy, most people immediately think of gas-electric hybrids. There’s good reason for this, as compact and midsize hybrids produce outstanding EPA fuel economy numbers.
Honda has two...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:25 AM
For me, the week after Thanksgiving can only mean one thing: It's time to get the Christmas tree.
None of this plastic/fake stuff either. One of the biggest perks of the holiday season is the smell of a live Christmas tree in the living room.
| Feb 7, 2012
| 8:54 AM
At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday.
East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:42 AM
By Paula MacPherson
When I first struggled to get into the passenger seat of this 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I thought that this was just one more SUV that’s too tall for me. Then Jim remembered to lower the adjustable suspension system, which...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:59 AM
By Jim Gorzelany
Most new-car brochures and web pages feature a list of various numbers and measurements, usually called “specifications,” which can be cryptic at best for all but the most knowledgeable auto enthusiasts. Still,...
| May 24, 2015
The state has discovered at least 65 bodies buried beside Interstate 95 near Sunrise Boulevard, and officials say it's possible some unmarked graves were paved over when the highway was originally built and later widened.
The graves are in a potter's...
| May 20, 2015
| 3:25 PM
Beach-goers, keep those headlights on, even when the sun is shining.
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration is requiring 24-hour headlight use for all vehicles. And not just for the summer months. The new rule goes...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 5:00 AM
On the face of it, it seems absolutely insane to allow motorcycles to ignore the lanes on the road and to whiz past cars by going between them. What if the biker misjudges and hits a car because he's too close on one side or another? What if a car moves a...
| May 20, 2015
| 2:32 PM
America is already making decisions about infrastructure: Apparently we've decided to abandon much of it. Events like the 2007 collapse of the interstate highway bridge in Minnesota, the recent long closure of Interstate 495 outside of Wilmington, Del.,...
| May 21, 2015
| 9:42 AM
Let's dispel any potential misconception right up front that Baltimore suffers from an abundance of motorists who are excessively skilled at parallel parking. One can drive a lifetime in the suburbs without parking one's car alongside a curb, but in the...