Story | Jul 23, 2014 | 3:27 AM
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Story | Jan 12, 2014 | 3:00 AMWhen 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 varieties and extremes they could not have imagined. Sure, they had experienced cold and snow in Europe, but not this cold and snow. The same could be said for thunderstorms, hurricanes, winds, unrelenting rains, summer hail and waves of scorching heat. And then there were the tornadoes.
Story | Apr 23, 2014 | 2:01 PM
Trees matter in Connecticut, and always have. The Charter Oak, the muscularly limbed behemoth in which Connecticut's charter was secreted to protect it from the king's agents in 1687, is central to our political creation story. Though it fell in an 1856...
Story | Jul 9, 2014 | 4:48 PM
If you think you can't get anywhere by going in circles, you haven't walked a labyrinth. Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center in Litchfield claims to have opened Connecticut's first outdoor labyrinth in 1997. Now there are many of them scattered...
Story | Mar 10, 2014 | 2:38 PM
In 2014, Connecticut's towns are still forced to pay to post legal notices — such as tax foreclosures, coastal site plans, lists of taxable personal properties, even budgets — in obscure pages of printed newspapers; posting them online doesn't...