| 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-...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:43 PM
A 56-year-old sedan service driver fatally shot Saturday was the father of five children and was beloved by his clients, according to a business associate.
John Achiampong of Brooklyn was picking up a customer in the 2400 block of Maisel Couirt in...
| Nov 10, 2013
Following a survey, there are now discussions going on at the Department of Motor Vehicles over how employees who deal with the public should dress for work.
Right now, the general guidelines call for employees to dress "casual business." Good luck, of...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Some have suggested that there are two types of dessert-minded people — pie people and cake people. Pie is rustic and of the common folk, the thinking goes. Pie is a frugal way of making the most of some baking scraps and leftover fruit. Pie is soft...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:45 PM
Morris Rudy Heinzen, 73, of Aberdeen passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital in Aberdeen.
His memorial service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Schriver's Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 Fifth Ave. N.W.,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Judges who keep minor-party candidates on their towns' November ballots ring the bell for democracy, giving town voters greater choice.
Stamford Superior Court Judge Kenneth Povodator's recent ruling allowing Save Westport Now on the ballot was a...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:50 PM
A judge's decision to keep candidates of "Save Westport Now," a minor party, on the November ballot rings the bell for democracy, giving that town's voters greater choice.
Stamford Superior Court Judge Kenneth Povodator's ruling is a welcome precedent...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:35 PM
And the theater name on everyone's lips this week is... George Abbott?
George Abbott is one of the biggest names in American theater history. He had a new show opening on Broadway nearly every year between the mid-1920s and the mid-1970s. It helped that...
| Oct 9, 2013
If you asked me to guess which metro area in Connecticut had the smallest percentage of obese residents, I would not pick Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk.
My vote would go to Greenwich-Westport-Darien, where the women are mostly teeth and cheekbones, and...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:30 PM
WESTON — I consider myself a friend of Alden Sherman, the 94-year-old Westonite and innovative engineer who owns three Bugattis, a Ferrari, a Jaguar and even an Amilcar. I wrote about him in this column last year, but unfortunately missed last year'...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
With more than 30 million records sold worldwide, Richard Marx's first seven singles, including "Don't Mean Nothing," "Right Here Waiting" and "Should've Known Better," hit the Top Five on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. A savvy businessman, Marx, 48,...