| May 14, 2013
| 12:00 PM
For the last six years, Republican state legislators have put together an alternative budget to the one presented and usually enacted by Democrats, who have strong majorities in both houses of the legislature. This year, however, the GOP declined to offer...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:35 PM
As part of the ongoing battle against Lyme and other tickborne diseases, public health organizations are asking residents in 11 Fairfield County towns to participate in a study to see if wiping out the ticks on rodents will help rein in the illnesses in...
| May 11, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Even if death and taxes are the only things certain in life, state legislators say they can never be certain about death taxes.
With no crystal ball and no idea when spectacularly wealthy Connecticut residents might die, state officials make an educated...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 3:30 PM
I now know what the steel ball feels like when it is being whopped around the bumpers in a pinball machine.
On a recent visit to the wilds of Litchfield County, I was mesmerized by the sunlight flashing through the breaks in the white pine canopy. My...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 3:53 PM
The 5th Congressional District will tell us if voters mean what they say. You've heard it, you may have uttered the same sentiments yourself. Why can't our elected officials stop being so partisan and nasty? Why won't they work together?
If that's what...
| May 1, 2012
| 2:35 PM
John Rowland is not a physical therapist. Yet the disgraced former governor is paid as a "consultant" by Apple Rehab, a physical rehabilitation company that happens to be owned by the husband of Lisa Wilson-Foley, the businesswoman who happens to be...
| May 1, 2012
| 6:16 PM
The Senate voted Tuesday to approve Sunday alcohol sales in supermarkets and package stores, leaving Indiana as the only state with an across-the-board ban on Sunday sales.
After a debate that lasted just more than an hour, the Senate voted 28-6, with...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:00 PM
Democrat Elizabeth Esty won a nail-biter election in the 5th Congressional District as Republican Andrew Roraback conceded late Tuesday night after Democratic votes from the cities provided the margin of victory.
Esty said that super PACs had spent...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:08 PM
It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend, so why not spend it outdoors? Here are 8 outdoor events happening around the state this weekend.
City Center Danbury
Festival with booths by environmental organizations,...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 12:50 PM
There is now a program that will help educate people the safest ways to keep their food fresh. Diane Wright Hirsch, an extension educator with the University of Connecticut, will be leading the program with three workshops: "Home Canning of Fruits and...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Some 18,000 Connecticut Light and Power customers were still without power midday Tuesday, most in the Simsbury area.
About one-third of Simsbury was without electricity, as was a quarter of Avon and Farmington, and many in Granby, Canton,...