| Jul 21, 2014
| 11:35 AM
This past weekend's Connecticut Food Truck Festival was slated as the first of its size – a lineup of 50 trucks serving everything from lattes to lobster rolls. But by the close of the two-day event at the North Haven fairgrounds Sunday, many...
| 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,...
| Aug 23, 2014
Roommates Hexuan Wang and Yiwei Huang spent their first day on the University of Illinois campus running errands just like other freshmen.
The two young men hit Wal-Mart for necessities like hangars, light bulbs and Coca-Cola. They found the bookstore,...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Israel Cruz drives his cluttered Mazda through the palm-lined avenues of Panorama City, a stack of maps at his side and a hurried sweat on his brow.
The 30-year-old in Ray-Bans and brown moccasins is scanning for "lost lots," small slices of city land...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:58 PM
In a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral, mourners follow a brass band playing dirges. When they leave the cemetery, the music changes tempo — "Oh, when the saints go marchin' in" — and everyone dances, celebrating the deceased and the gift...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:57 PM
TAVARES — County commissioners voted last week to extend the construction on Alfred Street for 28 days, which will cost an additional $22,473. The extension is for various storm system modifications due to conflicts with existing utilities and the...