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  • Bankruptcies Should Cover Student Loans, Too

    Allowing student loan debt to be discharged under bankruptcy laws, as recently advocated by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, is a matter of fairness. Currently, student loans are not dischargeable. Many people oppose the senator's proposal because they think it...
  • Hartford: Vibrant Center Of Colonial Revival

    The Courant, in celebrating its 250th anniversary year, is looking this month at arts and culture in the state's history. Connecticut has long celebrated the arts, with the nation's oldest public art museum among other claims to leadership. High among...
  • 'Doc' Hurley Did His Best For Hartford's Kids

    'Doc' Hurley Did His Best For Hartford's Kids
    When Walter "Doc" Hurley returned to Hartford in 1959 after a successful stint as a teacher and basketball coach in Portsmouth, Va., he hoped to become a basketball coach at his alma mater, Weaver High School, where he'd been a star in four sports two...
  • Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies

    Connecticut's Hollywood Treatment: State Has Been A Backdrop And Star In Movies
    Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers? Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....
  • Feb. 16, 2014

    Feb. 16, 2014
    HONORABLE MENTIONS Well, this is a new sport for him. He usually skates on thin ice. -- Susan Breitman, West Hartford He's a shoo-in to win. I heard he gave the judges $55 each! -- Mike White, Ellington I heard Foley's tricks are even more radical! --...
  • Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design

    Connecticut's Golden Age Of Furniture Design
    A young Windsor furniture maker's "fateful liaison" with an unmarried woman in June 1766 helped pave the way for the Connecticut Valley's golden age of furniture production. Eliphalet Chapin's wayward ways with a neighboring damsel named Hannah Bartlett...
  • Nov. 10, 2013

    Nov. 10, 2013
    HONORABLE MENTION Does anyone else have to go to the bathroom? -- Warren Westbrook, South Windsor RACE to the top? I though it was ERASE to the top. -- Lewis Shilane, Joplin, Mo. A, C, C, A, B, B, D ... What? Grades? No, those are the answers. -- Bill...
  • Connecticut's Past Checkered With Tornado Deaths

    Connecticut's Past Checkered With Tornado Deaths
    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...
  • Mint: Fresh Thai Food In Wethersfield

    Mint: Fresh Thai Food In Wethersfield
    Fans of sweet and spicy Thai food in Wethersfield took note when Puket Cafe shut down at the end of last year. Thai food isn't as ubiquitous as pizza around here. So many were pleased at the opening of Mint Thai Cuisine in the spot (not far from...
  • Estafador de Wethersfield para ser sentenciado el viernes; en cambio será enterrado

    Un hombre ex residente de Wethersfield que estafó cientos de miles de dólares de personas que se estaban ahogando en deudas debería ser sentenciado a la cárcel el viernes. En cambio, Deowraj 'Deo' Buddhu será enterrado. El convicto murió en prisión el...
  • Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes

    Devastating Winds Raked State During Historic Hurricanes
    In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived. The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...