| Aug 23, 2012
| 2:26 PM
When U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward negotiated a treaty with the Russians to purchase Alaska in 1867, it was called "Seward's Folly" because many believed the "last frontier" was a wasteland.
Mendell's Folly in Bethany is no wasteland. The...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 10:15 PM
Jamestown High senior Andrew Richards was the top male finisher at the Jamestown Swamp 5K, and William and Mary senior and Toms River, N.J., native Krissa Loretto was the top female finisher.
Richards finished in 16:23, just 12 seconds slower than the...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:56 PM
To reach most overlooks in the state, one must scramble up craggy rocks, swing over bottomless chasms and grasp the sides of ledges with your fingernails.
Well, at least it sometimes feels that way.
That's not the case for those who visit the...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Maybe it's the grimy, three-week-old piles of snow at the side of the road.
Or maybe it's the endless brown and white monochrome of the landscape. Whatever the reason, I needed to get away.
But after a blizzard and a couple of feet of snow, it's...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:25 AM
The Manchester, Conn.-based five-piece Johnny Mainstream (pictured) hosts a release party for their second album, Ghost Broadway, this Friday night at the Main Pub. It's sure to be filled with friends and well-wishers, and also some serious Americana-...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 3:26 PM
While growing up, my days after school and on weekends consisted of building forts in the woods where my friends and I would defend the forests and valleys against invading soldiers.
Then I discovered a real army fort deep in the Meshomasic State Forest...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:36 PM
The original plan was to walk along the banks of the Connecticut River on the abandoned Valley Railroad in Middletown and search for bald eagles.
I had visions of an eagle perched high on a dead tree or picking at a fish along the icy river, but all I...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 4:06 PM
An old, broken iron gate leans against a stone pillar and a barely discernable carriage road snakes up through the woods along the spine of a traprock ridge.
Near the top of the ridge, a fieldstone and brick chimney rises into the deep blue winter sky,...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Much of the story at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech will be about Connecticut, from the Newtown massacre to Manchester, where bullets killed eight employees at Hartford Distributors in 2010, to Bridgeport, where a 3-year-...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Cliche Come to Life: The Kerry, Ireland, county council voted in January to let some people drive drunk. The councillors reasoned that in the county's isolated regions, some seniors live alone and need the camaraderie of the pub, but fear a DUI arrest...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:04 AM
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