| Jan 5, 2014
August 1955 is hot, and wet.
On the 12th and 13th, the tail end of Hurricane Connie has passed, dropping up to 8 inches of rain over much of Connecticut.
And now it is hot again, this being one of the warmest months on record, thanks to a persistent...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When the first settlers arrived in the 1600s, among the things they were unprepared for in Connecticut was the weather. Owing to its geographical location, the new land they were seeking to inhabit produced an ever-changing array of meteorological...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:54 AM
You can't swing a critic around Times Square without hitting some kid who's featured, if not starring, in a Broadway show.
This fact was abundantly clear in the opening number of June's Tony Awards show when young cast members of "Annie," "Matilda,"...
| 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....
| Sep 4, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Fans of Indian restaurants know that central CT has experienced some expanding and contracting on the that front. The Ambassador of India family of restaurants had outposts in Glastonbury, West Hartford, Hartford and even New Haven. But that expansion...
| Sep 12, 2013
This year's list of 55 Hartford Courant/FOX CT Top Workplaces award winners includes a "Terrific Twenty" who have won in all three years since the contest started. That score of employers deserves special recognition for consistency.
Within that list of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
This past year, I signed a written contract to replace my back porch. Unwisely, I gave the contractor approximately one half of the total cost ($7,500) up front for materials. The job was supposed to be completely by a certain time. However,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:08 AM
We are here with Chef Jordan Stein from Pond House, at the Glastonbury location. Jordan actually mentioned that this is the second location and the Pond House started up in West Hartford. Could you tell us a little more about that?
Sure, we took over...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Premium Outlets Pink Promotion
Sunday, Oct. 13: Representatives from Komen Connecticut will be at the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets' center courtyard at Gap Outlet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to answer questions regarding breast health and the...
| Oct 20, 2013
Ah, I love autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains, when the trees along the ridges burst into color and a ghostly haze envelopes the horizon. The view is even better from under a grove of umbrella magnolias, with the tree's huge leaves providing shelter from...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Among the ghouls, goblins, ghosts and other costumed trick-or-treaters making their rounds tonight, there are bound to be more than a few witches. Indeed, the image of the black-caped, wart-nosed, broomstick-riding crone with the pointy hat is a very...