| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:24 AM
"Five, four, three, two..." yells the announcer, decked in bright socks and a colorful hat, to the crowd below him, ready to run the recent Color in Motion 5 at Rentschler Field.
"...One!" At this signal, clouds of blue, purple, pink and orange fills...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:39 PM
United Bank will open two branches in the next year —a third in Glastonbury and the bank's first in East Hartford — in the first branch expansion since the April merger with Rockville Bank.
The Glastonbury branch will open at 2670 Main St.,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Thirty-two law enforcement officials and their canine partners converged upon the University of Connecticut Depot Campus on July 19 for the 23rd annual Connecticut K9 Olympics. The popular event consists of competition in obedience, obstacles, and an...
| May 26, 2014
Jackson, age 3, loves to chat about his favorite movie, "Shrek", while building with blocks. "We didn't find out that Jackson was deaf until about 5 weeks," says Ryan Walters of Suffield. The diagnosis came after his son failed two newborn hearing tests....
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Daniel Reis of East Hartford couldn't believe it when he ordered a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop with a 15.6-inch screen and solid-state hard drive for $450 from the deal-a-day 1Sale website just before Christmas last year.
"I thought I had just gotten the...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Congratulations on putting aside the equivalent of three to six months of your salary toward the family's emergency fund.
Too bad it's stashed in a rewards checking or savings account earning interest that, after a year, couldn't even buy a Green Tea...
| May 3, 2014
Connecticut residents somehow survive winter's nuisance with a comforting combination of complaints about its length, severity and wind-chill factors.
If only asphalt and vehicles could talk.
Last April, Paula Zeiner's daughter left a Hartford...
| May 26, 2014
| 2:23 AM
On the front page on Oct. 7, 1917, in the breathless style of the day, The Hartford Courant informed readers that it had dispatched a correspondent to war-ravaged France, where the 26th Yankee Division from New England had begun to arrive.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Second of three parts.
The honors for Hartford's magnet schools keep coming. Last month the Pathways Academy of Technology and Design was named the top magnet high school in the country for 2014 by Magnet Schools of America, an advocacy group....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:04 AM
VERNON — Becky and Dave Dyment's son Justin was just 4-months-old when he was diagnosed with a rare seizure disorder. At the time, the couple promised to always include Justin in family activities and trips.
Now they are hoping to win a customized...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:46 AM
It was a long time ago, but Bea Shields says she learned her lesson.
Shields began volunteering her help with the annual Strawberry Fair, hosted by South Congregational Church in East Hartford, in 1938. The event marked its 96th anniversary on June 7....