| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:06 PM
Fairfield County has been Connecticut's jobs engine for the past year, with a growth rate of 2.3 percent, nearly four times faster than the statewide pace.
Connecticut employers added 2,400 jobs in July — the sixth consecutive month of job growth...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:35 AM
Frank Bensel is one of the greats in Connecticut Open history.
He carded a 4-under par 66 to post a 54-hole score of 7-under 203 to win the 80th championship at Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton.
Mike Ballo Jr. (Woodway CC-Darien) finished two...
| Aug 16, 2014
It wasn't such a good idea when Diversified Consultants Inc., a debt collection agency, started calling Jamie Davis of Cambridge, Mass., two years ago asking about an account belonging to someone named Rosalee Pagan.
Davis, obviously, was not Pagan....
| Apr 9, 2014
| 8:48 AM
The Ultimate Warrior, a former professional wrestler inducted days ago into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame, has died at age 54, the WWE announced late Tuesday.
"WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Twelve years ago, when I became Danbury's mayor, I pledged to put people over politics to address the community's challenges. The results are clear: Danbury's economy grew though the statewide economy shrank, the city's unemployment rate is lower than the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 2:58 PM
In 1999, the consultant Michael Gallis said that Connecticut was in danger of becoming an "economic cul-de-sac" because of bottlenecked transportation.
Fifteen years later, this oft-repeated phrase appears prophetic. Rail service on the Metro-North line...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Economic development would be an immediate priority in a Lauretti administration and would not be defined by the state giving corporations, such as the richest hedge fund in the country, $115 million to move from Westport to Stamford when their CEO made...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Gertrude Noone was the world's oldest living military veteran when she died in 2009 at age 110 in Milford. But it's not how long she lived, but how she lived that makes her memorable.
Noone, by all accounts, marched to the beat of a different drummer...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:24 AM
Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade.
A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Three Connecticut soldiers — Daniel Bissell, Daniel Brown and Elijah Churchill — are not really household names in the state despite their feats of Revolutionary War heroism: mounting daring raids behind British lines, facing enemy fire in...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
How special it is when celebrity athletes use their gifts to "win" at causes other than sports.
Royce White is a collegiate-turned-professional basketball player. Like many outstanding college players, White gained national attention in high school,...