| Nov 28, 2012
| 5:25 AM
Eighteen months. That's the amount of time it can take between the moment a leaf of premium Connecticut shade-grown tobacco is picked and the day the farmer who grew it gets paid.
In between, that leaf is handled with delicate care: hung to be cured...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 3:14 PM
A 49-year-old Glendale woman was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night as she unloaded groceries from her car just outside her home, police said.
It marked the second time in as many weeks that a woman had been targeted at gunpoint. Police do not believe the...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 9:20 AM
I'd heard many times about the Cracker Barrel, a mighty chain with more than 600 restaurants in 42 states from Maine to Arizona, but I'd never visited one.
Then a frequent dining companion, who has never yet steered me wrong, told me that a friend of...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 1:02 PM
The father of a Marine and former Enfield resident who was killed by another Marine inWashington, D.C., on Saturday said the slaying was "pointless and too horryfing to imagine."
Philip Bushong, 23, had been a student at Enrico Fermi High School in...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:23 PM
The following were taken from daily booking reports from the Glendale Police Department.
San Fernando Road and West Wilson Avenue
A 50-year-old man was arrested April 27 on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
100 block of...
| May 15, 2012
| 10:30 AM
East Haven Democratic Town Committee Chairman Gene Ruocco is "embarrassed" by the comments he left on the East Haven Patch website but told the New Haven Register he doesn't see why they've been viewed as threatening. The posts were in response to one...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:45 PM
When you think of making s'mores, a roasting marshmallow held over a warm campfire probably comes to mind. Do you also imagine yourself making them while sitting knee deep in snow and ice? Probably not. However, even though we're heading into winter,...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Now's the time to scare the bejesus out of yourself and others. Here's five ways to make that happen.
1) Gallery of Horrors, Oct. 25-28, opens 6 p.m., $5-$10 (metal bands play on Saturday), Vernon Community Arts Center, 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon,...
| May 24, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Maine Fish Market and Restaurant
60 Bridge Street, Warehouse Point, East Windsor
860-623-2281 and http://www.mainefishmarket.com
Seafood lovers like me will go almost anywhere for well-prepared, fresh fish meals, even if it means a long drive to the...
| May 29, 2012
| 1:30 PM
The Brookside Café is located in the small southeastern Connecticut town of Preston, but it’s getting a pretty big reputation for alleged discrimination against gays and minorities.
It also turns out to have connections to some interesting folks up...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:48 AM
Bill Kehoe runs the 200-meter dash for the East Windsor High School track team. What was his fastest time?
"I would rather not say."
He also competes in the pole vault. What was his top height?
"I would rather not say."
Little surprise that Kehoe, the...