| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:30 AM
I'm always asking people what restaurants they've been to lately. I don't flock to the new places because opening a new restaurant is an enormous undertaking and it takes a restaurant a while to settle in. Here are two places that have been open long...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 4:11 AM
The Sheffield Island Lighthouse has stood steadfast for more than 140 years, a symbol of Connecticut's rich maritime history. Built in 1868, this structure is nearly identical to other nearby lighthouses in Greenwich and Noank. "It's one of six...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
The chef's last name is familiar. Oak & Almond's executive chef Jeff Taibe is, indeed, the brother of Bill Taibe of The Whelk and Le Farm. Let's just get that out of the way. They are both chefs. They share an attractive, family resemblance (they have...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:55 AM
One great part of living by the water in Connecticut is that we can fish out oysters and slurp them up to our stomachs' content. That's the basis of the Norwalk Oyster Festival, but there's a whole lot more to it than that. There are oyster slurping and...
| Jun 28, 2013
Let's face it. Airport travel is unavoidably stressful. By the time you park, lug and check your bags and proceed shoeless through long security lines, you're ready for a drink. And that's even before any dreaded DELAYED or CANCELLED messages flash on the...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:18 AM
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Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival: June 15-16. Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. clearwaterfestival.org. An annual festival to celebrate the environmental movement. Pete Seeger,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:34 AM
113th Italian Festa Celebration: June 27-30. St. Andrew Club Grounds, 515 Chapel St., New Haven, ssaanewhaven.com. A parade, Italian music, Italian food and a celebration of Italian-American heritage. Free.
21st Annual Arts and Craft Fair: Aug. 17, 10...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:39 AM
It's been so cold in Connecticut this winter that penguins have been spotted in South Norwalk. OK, well, they didn't swim here but were brought in by vehicle to the Maritime Aquarium. But it sure is cold out there. The penguins on display through April...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:45 AM
The face of SoNo's main strip, Washington Street, is constantly changing. One of the newest additions is Shanghai Asian Bistro (it opened last summer), run by husband and wife team John Jiang and Sophia Lin who also run Westport's Shanghai Gourmet. The...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Joni Mitchell, in her famous lyric, sang: "Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone." This was my first thought when I read about the derailment of the Metro-North commuter train near Bridgeport on May 17. Would the...
| May 19, 2013
| 8:34 AM
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Commuter trains damaged in a crash in Connecticut were being removed Sunday in the first step to making repairs and restoring service, the agency that runs Metro-North said.
Aaron Donovan, spokesman for the Metropolitan...