| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:39 AM
In 1600, what was to become Connecticut was essentially nothing but trees.
"If it isn't a rock outcrop, and it isn't a wetland or water body, and it isn't a bald patch on a coastal dune, it is all forest," said Robert M. Thorson, a University of...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Q: "When I figured out the cause of the big increase in my electric bill in December, I quickly chose another provider at a fixed rate. This provider assured me that their rate would take effect with my next billing. But when I received January's bill...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Nancy Eaton, unhappy with mail delivery in Glastonbury, asked The Bottom Line (read the Feb. 16 column here) if anyone else had complained about the United States Postal Service.
Well, not really — until now. Here is a sampling of responses,...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:00 AM
1619: 20 black indentured servants arrive at Jamestown, Va.
1620: Pilgrims land at Plymouth, Mass.
1640-1680: Beginning of large-scale African slave labor in the British Caribbean for sugar production.
1650: Connecticut becomes second American...
| May 10, 2014
| 2:42 PM
NEW BRITAIN — Kristin Kelleher had run the Race in the Park 5K to support breast cancer research in the past.
But this year was different. On Saturday, she ran as a breast cancer survivor.
Kelleher, 44, of Cromwell was the top survivor to finish...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:41 AM
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT GOLF ASSOCIATION
May 12 Blackledge Country Club
May 19 Simsbury Farms Country Club
June 2 Hawk’s Landing Golf Course
June 30 ...
| May 18, 2014
| 4:10 AM
WETHERSFIELD — Comics gets top billing at Scott Wool and George Fietziewicz's business, Omni Comics and Cards, but Wool laughs when he's asked how much of the sales are comic books these days.
"Negligible. Two percent or so," he says, laughing...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:06 AM
Army Spec. Cindy Beaudoin didn't have to go to war.
The UConn freshman had scoliosis, a spinal condition that could have exempted her on Nov. 17, 1990, the day the 142nd Medical Company was called up to active duty.
Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi dictator,...
| May 24, 2014
WETHERSFIELD — Thousands of people lost their lives during the American Revolution — not all of them on the battlefield.
Silas Deane fell victim to "vicious" character assassination, says Milton C. Van Vlack, author of the 2013 book,...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:09 AM
Muchos desfiles, ceremonias y otros eventos están previstos por toda la región durante el fin de semana de Memorial Day.
El desfile del Día de los Caídos comenzará a las 11 el lunes en el Parque Sperry en Simsbury Road. Los manifestantes...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 3:05 AM
The state's first prison, Old New-Gate, built in 1773, was a former copper mine where the worst criminal offenders were sent to do hard labor. Convicts were kept in the mine's two shafts, one at 25 feet and the other more than 60 feet below ground. Escape...