| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:32 PM
With the recent news of the Federal Railroad Administration issuing an emergency order regulating the speed of Metro-North trains, the last years of my mother's driving career came to mind.
As she grew older, my mother's driving skills became erratic....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:11 PM
One day recently I downloaded the latest iteration of the Apple iPhone operating software, known as iOS7. Soon, its pastel-colored square icons were floating behind my phone's rectangular frame of clear glass.
A few hours later, coincidentally, I...
| Feb 12, 2014
Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers?
Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....
| 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 6, 2014
Mediterraneo, in the Hotel Zero Degrees in Norwalk, feels like being on a deck on a big, stylish ship. Dominated by a gleaming nautical wood floor and a wall of retractable windows overlooking woods and a waterfall on the Norwalk River, it is minutes from...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:04 AM
The 2013 All-Courant high school football defense team package:
Ian Dieli, Hand-Madison, Sr.
Derek Hawkins, Bloomfield, Sr.
Matt Houpert, Hall-West Hartford, Sr.
Jayson Martin, Farmington, Sr.
Zach Maxwell, Southington, Sr.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:35 AM
While many roadways were at least passable by Sunday night, the outlook for the week was less clear as most towns decided to keep their schools and municipal offices closed Monday, the governor urged employees to work from home and the state braced for...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Drew Klotz builds vibrant kinetic sculptures. His wife Audrey Klotz creates oversized abstract paintings. As a pair, the two have learned to make connections with their art, complementing each others' use of form and movement. In a joint exhibit at the...
| Oct 28, 2013
They found each other in a sea of pink — two Connecticut men, made brothers by their shared experience. Now they're fighting back against the disease that brought them together and some of the ignorance about it.
Bill Becker was diagnosed with...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Avon Police Officer Todd Akerley interacted with his D.A.R.E students online and through text messages, and while his communications were not criminal or predatory, the middle-schoolers did find them "weird" and "creepy," according to an internal...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Philip Johnson built his architecturally-stunning Glass House in 1949 in New Canaan for himself to live in. Johnson died in 2005 at the ripe age of 98, and now visitors can see the grounds he spent so many years enjoying. The Westport Arts Center will...