| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:34 AM
SOMERS - The annual 4-H fair will take place on Friday, Aug. 15 through Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Four Town Fairgrounds located on Egypt Road in Somers, just off of Route 83. Admission pricing is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children ages 7-12, and...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Connecticut home sales in June posted the strongest gains so far this year — with Hartford County leading the way — an indication that the well-watched spring home buying season may have been a bit stronger than first thought.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:21 AM
ENFIELD — The severe weather that moved across northern Hartford County Sunday evening caused a house fire on Prospect Street and brought a tree down onto houses on Crescent Beach Drive.
One resident credits her sister for the family surviving the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
When it comes to health insurance, a growing number of patients are confronting a trade-off. An insurer cannot drop you or charge higher premiums if you get sick. That's good news. But in return, you're likely to find that available health plans impose...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:44 PM
HARTFORD — More than a year of secret talks culminated Wednesday on the steps of city hall as the mayor and the owner of the New Britain Rock Cats announced a deal to bring the minor league baseball team to Hartford.
What had been whispered by...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:31 PM
HARTFORD — The expected departure of the Rock Cats to Hartford for 2016 will leave New Britain, a city of 73,000, without minor league baseball for the first time since 1983.
It will also leave a 6,000-seat stadium, only 18 years old, quiet on...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 3:05 AM
The state's first prison, Old New-Gate, built in 1773, was a former copper mine where the worst criminal offenders were sent to do hard labor. Convicts were kept in the mine's two shafts, one at 25 feet and the other more than 60 feet below ground. Escape...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:05 AM
The addition of nearly 1,000 new apartments over the next few years could be what downtown Hartford needs to secure a long-elusive vibrancy beyond the work week.
Five apartment projects are now underway — four conversions and one new complex&...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:44 AM
In February 1924, during the peak of the Prohibition era and amid the rampant disregard of the 18th Amendment that presaged its failure as public policy, law enforcement officials burst into a Front Street garage in Hartford and discovered, hidden beneath...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:45 PM
A young Windsor furniture maker's "fateful liaison" with an unmarried woman in June 1766 helped pave the way for the Connecticut Valley's golden age of furniture production.
Eliphalet Chapin's wayward ways with a neighboring damsel named Hannah Bartlett...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Who likes a moocher?
No one. But who is a moocher? Is a child a moocher? Is an elderly person who needs help a moocher? How about a person with a disability or a person who can't find a job in an area of high unemployment? No, all these people need help...