| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Every time I hike, I come down with a bad case of little-boy-itis. You know, that "virus" you pick up as a child that causes you to go as close to the edge of a cliff as possible or splash your way across a stream or run through the spray of a waterfall....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Whenever I am out in the natural world, I listen for the roar.
Not the call of lions, tigers and bears, but the sound of waterfalls dropping over rock chasms or rapids tumbling along a river. And there is plenty of roaring as you navigate the trails...
| Aug 17, 2013
When is a credit-card surcharge not a surcharge?
People who live in Connecticut, one of 10 states that does not allow surcharges on credit-cards purchases, say they're still asked to pay extra when reaching for their plastic.
| Sep 23, 2009
Ten years ago exactly, Philip Root was fixing jet engines in East Hartford, with 25 years on the job, when word came down that his unit was shutting down.
"Our work was moving to Arkansas," Root said Tuesday, recalling that anxious time. "They were...
| Apr 24, 2011
Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators.
But this year's bill —...
| Aug 9, 2010
| 8:55 AM
Having hiked along most of the paths on the Hockanum River in East Hartford and Manchester, I am constantly amazed by the ability of the trail blazers to navigate visitors through a thin ribbon of the natural world along the waterway.
| Jan 14, 2011
It is kind of sad that there is no trail that really showcases New England's longest waterway — the Connecticut River — as it twists through our state.
Sure, there are places like Hartford's Riverside Park or East Hartford's Great River Park,...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 8:19 AM
By Jim MacPherson
By nearly any measure, Lexus has been phenomenally successful. The brand is synonymous with luxury, comfort and dependability. It’s not, however, thought of being overly sporty, or ranking high on the fun-to-drive scale. The now-...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 1:21 PM
De Cormier Nissan
George F. De Cormier was born on February 7, 1918 in Longmeadow, Mass. He attended Springfield schools, and graduated from Commerce High. He met his wife, Wilhelmina while in second grade. They were married just after World War II...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 10:54 AM
By Jim MacPherson
Take a quick look at the new 2012 Fiat 500.Look familiar?
While the new 500 is larger, more powerful, and more comfortable then the Fiat Cinquecento of fifty years ago, it still adheres to the look and spirit of the Cinquecento,...
| Nov 5, 2011
It was lunchtime at Nardi Breads Inc., but no one was thinking about eating in the dark, cold cavernous commercial bakery — not on the seventh day without power, the seventh day of wondering how the 103-year old business would survive.