| May 14, 2011
Look at a satellite photograph of Cedar Mountain in Newington and you will see a swath of forest surrounded by urban sprawl. Now even that swath is threatened.
Through the heart of this open space you will find the Old Cedar Mountain Highway, mere...
| Sep 8, 2012
Q: We planned to keep our 2002 BMW 745i "forever." Since my husband and I are both in our 70's we do very little driving and don't want to buy a new car. We were dismayed to learn that the ethanol content of gasoline will soon be increased to 15 percent....
| Jun 2, 2012
JoAnne Bauer’s life, at least the part requiring motor-vehicle transportation, has not been the same since her green 2001 Dodge Neon was stolen overnight from her West End residence on May 27, 2008.
In a mind-bending convolution of events, the car&...
| Feb 2, 2012
Just 12 shopping days until Valentine's Day. Don't wait until the last minute and get stuck paying full price for your gifts. Check out the great sales going on at area stores now.
After 26 years in business, Life of Riley Irish Imports, 881 Boston...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 1:52 PM
You read from time to time about someone finding a rare and valuable painting in an attic, an old trunk or under another painting. But a prison?
Josh Concepcion, warehouse manager at the big Osborn Correctional Institution in Somers, was working in the...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 6:28 PM
When his son turned 14 a year ago, Jonathan Hardy bought the teen a gift that was both a coming-of-age badge and a hot item: an AR-15 rifle.
To Hardy, the matte-black weapon is not a dangerous assault rifle. His son's model shoots the same small, low-...
| Jan 13, 2013
Write about bargains long enough and you start to see certain names pop up regularly in response to your stories and blog posts. That's been my experience with Melissa Muszynski. Whenever I pose questions on where to find the best prices on pumpkins for...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 11:01 AM
In some ways, 2012 was a carryover year from news of 2011, as the governor continued his aggressive economic development spending, United Technologies Corp. consummated a deal it announced in 2011, and the year's nastiest labor strike grew out of a 2011...
| Dec 29, 2012
So maybe you're staying home for the holidays. Great. That leaves plenty of time to prepare for the guilt trip you're going on next month after a December of overeating, drinking and merriment.
Fitness clubs love it when people carry holiday plumpness...
| Mar 17, 2013
A few years ago, when first my son and then my daughter got married within a year, I found myself on the front lines of wedding planning. Both events turned out to be magical affairs, but not before I got plenty of panicked phone calls from the about-to-...
| Apr 27, 2013
A glass of tap water, a cold shower and hosing down the car will cost every Metropolitan District Commission customer more this year. The reality of fee increases, following a vote of the MDC's member towns last November to fund the second phase of the...