| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Dear readers, we've come to the end of a year.
It's time for my poem, delivered with cheer.
I write it with gusto and plot it out happily.
I swing for the bleachers, like Papi and Napoli.
By bringing you joy, I couldn't be happier
If I had the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:53 PM
Life magazine photographer Bill Eppridge was on assignment taking pictures of wild horses in the Montana mountains in 1968 when he got word that Robert F. Kennedy had announced he was running for president. “I jumped into my jeep, drove about 20...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:25 AM
It was, as the world has known for almost a year, a horrible, horrible tragedy. Even as the ambulances were arriving on that awful day, it looked like the work of one deeply troubled young man.
Why in the name of heaven did it take more than 11 months...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:51 PM
State police investigating the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have focused some of their efforts on the police response, interviewing local officers to iron out inconsistencies in their versions of events and examining decisions made in the minutes...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe said his department will conduct a review of its response to the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting but that a report released this week shows his officers acted properly.
Newtown police arrived at the...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 6:29 PM
As the first Newtown officers arrived at the Sandy Hook Elementary School at 9:39 a.m. last December, gunshots boomed from inside the school.
One officer parked behind the school, and three others were near the school's baseball field. The first...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:04 AM
Western Connecticut State University art Prof. Plonia Nixon of New Fairfield, who has taught there for 32 years, will get her own exhibit at the campus’ Higgins Gallery, 181 White St. in Danbury, from Thursday, Oct. 10, when it will open with a...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:38 AM
Connecticut's health exchange is hosting several more discussions across the state to explain the new online marketplace, which is a part of the Affordable Care Act sometimes called Obamacare.
In addition to the exchange hosting chats, the University of...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:57 AM
From the landmark Heublein Tower, the scenic view of Simsbury shows most properties as specks on the landscape — with the exception of one: the sprawling suburban campus of The Hartford Financial Services Group.
Even from a distance there is no...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:14 AM
As residents of Newtown, Conn., awaited the release Wednesday of 911 records from the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre a year ago, the city’s top elected official said their unsealing would “create a new layer of pain” for the city....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:36 AM
While the 26 people who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings were the most heartbreaking victims of that day of violence, they weren't its only victims.
Survivors and town residents struggled for normalcy, and a safe place after the...