| 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,...
| Dec 21, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — It will be at least another month before motorists can begin using the new segment of Middle Ground Boulevard.
The four-lane road, which will provide a new connection between Jefferson Avenue and Warwick Boulevard, was scheduled for...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 8:25 PM
I ventured the other day onto the cross walk in front of The Morning Call, because the road was clear except for a car just emerging from a nearby parking deck.
I've seen people who just step out into the crosswalk in busy traffic, confident that...
| Dec 19, 2014
Fatalities from traffic accidents decreased 3.1 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to a traffic fatality report issued today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In total, 32,719 Americans died in traffic accidents in 2013. That's down...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:38 PM
The Chicago Tribune commissioned the study of red light cameras with two researchers affiliated with Texas A&M University who conducted the work as independent consultants. Under their guidance, and with the advice of several other national experts,...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Q: Every rush hour I see cruisers from the sheriff's offices in Broward and Palm Beach counties as well as other police agencies driving in the Interstate 95 HOV lanes with one person in the vehicle. Is law enforcement allowed to do this?