| Apr 30, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Lydia Sherman's propensity for tiring of her husbands and their children and her skill at concocting poisonous beverages sent 11 souls to early graves by the time she died at Wethersfield State Prison in 1878. It wasn't until her third husband succumbed...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:06 PM
El ADN de un oficial de corrección despedido, quien la policía dice sospechar es un violador en serie , igualó la evidencia recuperada de agresiones sexuales denunciadas en New Britain y Hartford , de acuerdo con una orden de arresto emitida el viernes....
| May 1, 2014
| 12:55 PM
The All-Courant high school boys indoor track team, honorable mentions, story lines of the season and more:
55 meters: Alex Brown, Rocky Hill, Jr.
300: Stephon Henry, New Britain, Sr.
600: Dhahran Velasquez, Capital Prep-Hartford,...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:59 AM
The deadliest ground of the American Civil War lies in rural southwest Georgia.
It is not a battlefield.
It's a small area, 26 ½ acres, roughly half the size of Hartford's Bushnell Park. There, over the course of 14 months beginning in February 1864,...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:45 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:45 PM
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...
| 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,...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 3:39 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Joe Duffy of Wethersfield had a fine career as a high school teacher, historian and writer. But as he begins his eighth decade, he has unfinished business. He has an adult daughter, Katie, with intellectual disabilities who lives with him and his wife....
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:34 PM
The autumn of an odd-numbered year in Connecticut provides a vast classroom for politicians at every level. Municipal election campaigns are in season in most communities and local candidates are seeking the attention of the state's most engaged voters....