| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:15 AM
In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived.
The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:11 PM
There is madness abroad in the land. Martha Dean is running for the Republican nomination for governor. Dean is the doyenne of guns who, in January 2013, signaled her agreement with an insane theory that the Sandy Hook slaughter of 20 children and six...
| Nov 2, 2013
We've watched workout wear go from baggy, ratty sweats and tees to clothes that can go all the way to dinner. Given the sport influences in high fashion and on the streets, where one of the latest looks is stylish gym shoes paired with skirts, it's no...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:51 AM
Much of what you’ll find during this weekend’s eighth annual, three-day Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance car show will be familiar, if seeing your face reflected in the gleaming fender of a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster can be...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:45 AM
The Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed to pay more than $150 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission to resolve allegations it deceived investors in a 2007 mortgage-backed security offering.
The bank was accused of describing the mortgages as...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Celebrity chefs Graham Elliot and Joe Bastianich have impressive culinary resumes that include books, restaurants, a love of good food balanced with a healthy lifestyle, and their shared success as two of the judges (the other is celebrity chef Gordon...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The old saying goes that the devil is in the details, and while that's a tired old maxim, it really does apply to the murky world of campaign finance. While Lucifer himself may not show up on anyone's year-end reports,......
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:59 AM
It is almidón sagrado, or "sacred starch," in the poetry of Dr. Marinaelo Medrano, author of the collection "Diosas de la Yuca" (Goddesses of the Yuca).
Yuca bears no resemblance to the similarly spelled, flowering desert plant called yucca, although...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Wrapping up the year in one column is tough, but let's give it a try. Although the financial industry likes to think that the center of the universe is located somewhere between lower Manhattan and the hedge fund enclave of Greenwich, CT, most of 2013 was...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Gregory J. Smith, a sports consultant and former chief operating officer of the Maryland Stadium Authority, died of cancer Thursday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Lake-Walker resident was 48.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Dennis...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:26 PM
A New York postman delivered a miracle on East 220th Street, catching twin infants tossed by their family from a burning apartment house on Wednesday.
Jermaine Shirley, 30, made two clutch catches, rivaling anything ever made in Yankee Stadium, the...