| 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 —...
| Jul 16, 2011
The folktale of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" is something that has stayed with me from my childhood. Each time I see some old stone bridge, I think of the story about the ugly troll trying to eat each of the three goats that tried to pass over. The third...
| Sep 17, 2011
Note: The "Way To Go" column has been discontinued. I started this column in iTowns to revisit some of my favorite places in the state's natural world I've been writing about since 1998. But over the years, I've included new places and shared the...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Pinkberry continues its proliferation in Connecticut with the opening of a fifth location, in Westfarms Mall Oct. 12. The Farmington frozen yogurt store will be located on the lower level of the mall, near the Center Court.
Joining two other Hartford...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Following its recent renovation, Barcelona Wine Bar in West Hartford introduces a brand-new lunch menu this week.
Among the new choices: bocadillos (Spanish sandwiches) with fillings like Serrano ham and Manchego cheese; speck and spicy caponata; roasted...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:00 PM
Exactly 25 years ago, the last time a sitting Connecticut governor visited China, Anne Evans was on the trip trying to sell recycled tires through her new Hebron firm, EER Ltd.
The trip with Gov. William A. O'Neill, and about 60 other people, launched...
| Jun 2, 2012
JoAnne Bauer’s life, at least the part requiring motor-vehicle transportation, has not been the same since her green 2001 Dodge Neon was stolen overnight from her West End residence on May 27, 2008.
In a mind-bending convolution of events, the car&...
| Jan 19, 2012
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Jan. 21 to 23, in Hartford, Japanalia cleans house at its biannual mega-sale. The event features samples, one-of-a-kind items, overstocks and irregulars at 50 to 80 percent off. Payment is by cash or check only. Hours are...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 1:52 PM
You read from time to time about someone finding a rare and valuable painting in an attic, an old trunk or under another painting. But a prison?
Josh Concepcion, warehouse manager at the big Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, was working in the...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:09 PM
"Unquenchable" is the title of Robert Glennon's scorching critique of U.S. historical water policy. The word also applies to the University of Connecticut's seemingly unlimited thirst for water.
To ensure the growth of its Technology Park, hedge against...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:18 AM
One shareholder at the annual meeting of the holding company for Farmington Bank asked about the price of safe deposit boxes. Another wondered why the board of directors is all male. The issue of pay for the directors of this 20-branch bank didn't come up...