| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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-...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"If Michelangelo had been a heterosexual, the Sistine Chapel would have been painted basic white and with a roller," says Rita Mae Brown.
Ms. Brown is still making perspicacious comments on art, like the above, and still riding to the hounds in the...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Wine adds a festive touch to any meal but claims a special place on the holiday table. Thanks to numerous grape-growing regions in the world, there are types of wine to suit any palate. But while choosing a wine from an other part of the world – a...
| 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,...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Connecticut wine makers are getting antsy, and the cause is a state investigation into their industry that's been dragging on and on without any resolution.
The trigger for this long-running probe was allegations that some state wineries have been...
| May 30, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Memorial Day marked the unofficial state of summer and the prime growing season for the state of Connecticut. Farmers' markets are beginning to open around the state, which brings an injection of locally grown and produced products into the Connecticut...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Big Red ForThe Arts
Feb. 6, The Society Room of Hartford, 31 Pratt St., Hartford, letsgoarts.org, $175 for VIP Tasting and Entrance, $100 for General Entrance ($375 for a group of four)
If you've ever wanted to taste from a wide-ranging spectrum...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 7:30 AM
And there was much rejoicing by British-TV obsessives: Connecticut's own CPTV celebrates its 50th year of existence with a gala of Edwardian proportions at Torrington's Warner Theatre on Saturday, starting at 5:30 p.m. For $60 a head, participants...