| Jan 10, 2013
| 1:55 PM
OK, I'll admit it. A few years ago, I was losing hope that the gaps along the Charter Oak Trail and Hop River Trail would ever be filled.
But then, in fall 2011, a section of the Charter Oak Trail, a multiuse path through East Hartford and Manchester,...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 7:06 PM
When state lawmakers opened the 2013 General Assembly session Wednesday, the State Capitol rang with commitment for measures about gun control and other issues raised by the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre.
Emotions were raw — the governor...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 3:29 PM
In a classic "Seinfeld" episode, the ever-hapless George Costanza decides it's time to change his strategy. "Every decision that I've ever made in my entire life has been wrong. My life is the complete opposite of everything I've wanted to be."
| Dec 28, 2012
| 3:15 PM
The New Year marks the start of the 2013 regular session of the General Assembly on Jan. 9 as well as the beginning of the second half of Gov. Dannel Malloy's term. Events have imposed an urgent expectation of serious action on the lawmakers.
| Jan 7, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Seven years ago, I disagreed with a New Britain minister — who once was my pastor — when he started a petition to bring metal detectors to the high school. His well-intended response was to allegations that a student at the school was found...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 11:01 AM
In some ways, 2012 was a carryover year from news of 2011, as the governor continued his aggressive economic development spending, United Technologies Corp. consummated a deal it announced in 2011, and the year's nastiest labor strike grew out of a 2011...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 9:10 AM
As a culture, we're not alone in our fascination with the boundaries between ink and skin. Head to Visual Expressions in East Hartford on Dec. 29 for their 4th Annual Charity Art Show and Tattoo Event, and you'll see some of the area's finest tattoo...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:46 PM
In the dozen years that the landmark Hartford Times building has stood vacant, there has been only one serious proposal to redevelop the property. And that one didn't work out.
Now, in the space of a few months, there are two more.
The Thomas Hooker...
| May 8, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Shebeen Brewing Co. just opened its doors in Wolcott this past Sunday. Firefly Hollow Brewing Co. is shooting for its Bristol kickoff in June. That's also the target date for Broad Brook Brewing Co. up in East Windsor.
In fact, new craft breweries...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:03 PM
When Hartford's suburbs began to flourish in the years after World War II, it was often courtesy of businesses that had been in Hartford. That is typical of most metropolitan regions across the country. For decades, companies have been moving from city to...
| May 2, 2013
| 8:47 PM
Verrazano, an awesome equine bridge between balance and size, was bred to run. Heading into the 139th Kentucky Derby, that part is undeniable. Bryan Sullivan is another story. He still chuckles when he thinks about that day 16 years ago at Monmouth Park....