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  • 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid's' Jeff Kinney hits the middle school road

     'Diary of a Wimpy Kid's' Jeff Kinney hits the middle school road
    The first time through middle school was bad for Jeff Kinney. But the second time? Golden. Kinney is the writer and cartoonist behind the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books, a series that revels in the thugs and cliques, the clueless parents, the awkward...
  • Connecticut's Craft Beer Culture Thriving With Tastings And Tours

    Connecticut's Craft Beer Culture Thriving With Tastings And Tours
    It's never been a better time to be a beer lover in Connecticut. In the past few years, breweries, brew pubs and contract brewers have popped up all over the Nutmeg State, bringing a fresh approach to craft beer and giving aficionados several new...
  • Flavor Profile: 50 West in Plainville

    Flavor Profile: 50 West in Plainville
    It's probably wrong, way off base, and totally not even fair, to say that — to some people — Plainville hasn't been a destination spot for dining. After all, there's J Timothy's, and right near that intersection at Main Street there's El Paso,...
  • Master of Disguises: 15,000 Costumes For Sale Or Rent In Plainville

    Master of Disguises: 15,000 Costumes For Sale Or Rent In Plainville
    PLAINVILLE — For someone who stumbled into the costume shop business, Harvey Ricard sure has a heck of a stock. From the parking lot, Connecticut Stage Supply looks like a modest house converted into a commercial space, but once inside, you go...
  • Let's Close The Gaps In The Canal Trail

    The Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway is the most important recreational asset developed in the state in the past two decades. Or so I thought, despite never having been on the trail south of Farmington. Saturday, I got to bike the southern corridor....
  • Close Bike Trail's Two Gaps In Connecticut

    You can buy a T-shirt in London that says "Mind The Gap," the popular message of caution to London Underground riders. In Connecticut we need to produce a T-shirt that says "Close the Gap," a message of hope to Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway bicycle...
  • Woman Sentenced To 25 Years In Drug Dealer's Death

    NEW BRITAIN — A 39-year-old woman was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for her role in the death and dismemberment of her drug dealer, according to court records. Sherri Clarke and her boyfriend, Michael LaBarge, were convicted in the...
  • LaBarge Gets 65 Years In '09 Killing

    NEW BRITAIN — Michael LaBarge was sentenced to 65 years in prison on Wednesday for what was described in court as the callous and heinous slaying of a 34-year-old man three years ago. New Britain State's Attorney Brian Preleski said the only...
  • Guilty Plea In Plainville Homicide

    NEW BRITAIN — Sherri Clarke pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony murder for her role in the stabbing death of a drug dealer three years ago. She will be sentenced Dec. 5 to 25 years in prison, according to an agreement with prosecutors. Her...
  • Livestrong Boosts Health And Morale After Breast Cancer Treatment

    Livestrong Boosts Health And Morale After Breast Cancer Treatment
    Sheryl Simoni had been a runner until her knees gave out — she used to walk around the neighborhood with friends. Darlene Dukes used to work out regularly until fatigue overcame her. Linda Finlay never bothered to put on sneakers, "I don't like to...
  • Bartender Buddha: The Faith Middleton Food and Booze Schmooze Martini Competition

    Bartender Buddha: The Faith Middleton Food and Booze Schmooze Martini Competition
    Bartender Buddha was at The Faith Middleton Food and Booze Schmooze Martini Competition last week. The mixology event was held at Farmington Gardens and featured 37 bartenders from area bars and restaurants. Summer cocktails seemed to be on everyone's...