| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Fire trucks are supposed to be red.
Even firefighters think so.
In 2004, a fire chief from California said, “Fire engines have always been red from the time we’ve been little kids.”
Saying “fire engine red” seems...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:09 PM
The distillers that brought you the state's first legal moonshine will introduce Connecticut's first barrel-aged whiskey, just in time for the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. Onyx Spirits of East Hartford debuts its limited-edition...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:06 PM
This weekend’s Coventry Regional Farmers' Market is dedicated to the caseophiles. The Connecticut Cheese Festival on Oct. 13 runs concurrently with the market at the Nathan Hale Homestead, presenting a full schedule of classes, demonstrations, and...
| 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 29, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Onyx Moonshine of East Hartford hosts a Moonshine Ball Great Gatsby-themed gala at Middletown's Wadsworth Mansion Sept. 27 at 8 p.m.
The event features a cocktail competition with several local restaurants, who will create their own special moonshine...
| 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-...