| 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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:04 PM
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.
| 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...
| Feb 12, 2014
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 21, 2014
| 5:47 PM
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! --...
| 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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:21 PM
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...
| 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 23, 2014
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:51 AM
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...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:15 AM
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-...