| May 3, 2014
| 4:27 AM
AVON — There are few records documenting Leverett Holden's life in 19th-century Connecticut. He was born in 1825, lived in Hartford for a while and later moved to Avon. Little is known about what jobs he had, or whether he had a family. He died in...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:34 PM
With an "I'm in" message emailed to supporters Friday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his candidacy for a second term after a meeting of the State Bond Commission.
Everyone, of course, has assumed Mr. Malloy would seek re-election with Lt. Gov. Nancy...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:33 AM
New Britain Museum of American Art's executive director Douglas Hyland was getting ready for a trip to Cuba when he found out that Jordan's Caterers, the Cheshire-based food business that ran the museum's successful NBMAA Café on The Park, would be...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Naomi Stanhope loves children. She loves their tiny onesies, their soft toys, puzzles and trains.
Stanhope, 27, has been a nanny for years, and worked part time for a children's boutique in Avon that closed after three years when the owner decided she'd...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Bernard Madoff's investor fraud took the Ponzi scheme to a new level, but it wasn't so long ago that Connecticut had its own infamous fraud case tied to some of Hartford's most well-known real estate: Colonial Realty Co.
And in the two decades since...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:20 PM
It’s one of the enduring mysteries of pop music. How something so slight and disposable, a three-minute tune — songs written about fleeting and often trivial teenage emotions — can still somehow be so long-lasting and deep. Doc Pomus,...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:01 AM
Salem native Brian Civitello is out to reshape the cheese industry. It's a whale of a task, one the proprietor of Mystic Cheese is pursuing through both his product and the way it's manufactured.
“I ran into the same problem time and time again...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 4:05 AM
In its early days, many would have doubted that the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art would still be around in 2014. Old Lyme artist Henry White (1861-1952) painted a sorrowful picture of the museum he visited as a boy: "The picture gallery was a...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:18 PM
Hundreds of protesters, including some Walmart workers who skipped their shifts on the retail industry's busiest day, spoke, chanted and sang outside of Walmart stores around the United States, making pleas for higher wages and better healthcare for...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:27 AM
5th Senate District
Democrat Beth Bye held on to an open seat vacated by a Democrat, defeating Republican Joseph Merritt.
The race pitted Bye, a Democratic state lawmaker, against Merritt, a Bloomfield Republican who said his decades of business...
| Dec 26, 2013
You can practically throw a rock and hit five good pizza places in Connecticut. With the proliferation of "better burger" joints in the state in the past few years, the same can be said for the humble hamburger (which of course, originated in New Haven.)...