| Aug 27, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Birth date: March 29, 1960.
Current residence: Goshen
Education: Yale College; University of Virginia, J.D.
Elected office: State House, 1995-2000; State Senate, 2001-present
| Dec 16, 2010
| 4:57 PM
Bridgeport legislators on Thursday began a campaign to pressure Gov.-elect Dan Malloy to negotiate a settlement in a 5-year-old lawsuit that calls for overhauling the way the state pays for its public schools.
At the core of the suit, Connecticut...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 3:00 PM
Tell us the bad news early.
Frustrated town officials from Simsbury, Tolland, Somers, and Roxbury delivered that message when they testified in front of Gov. Dannel Malloy's Two Storm commission Tuesday as huge mounds of brush remained piled along the...
| Mar 1, 2011
Q: How can I transform my old recipes to include whole grains? Do things taste as good when substituting with whole wheat flour? What about that "White Whole Wheat Flour" made by King Arthur, is that a whole grain?
—Joanne Thompson Pease,...
| May 10, 2011
Q: When I worked at Williams-Sonoma I first heard of a boiled frosting for cake. The manager made lots of jokes about it and with royal wedding cake on our minds, I am wondering about the origin, the history, the modern uses of a boiled frosting. My first...
| Sep 6, 2011
Q: I live alone and want to have potatoes on hand, but now I just buy them when I need them, and usually two potatoes at a time. If I buy a bag, say five or ten pounds, can I store them in the fridge and then take them out say a week before I am going...
| Aug 7, 2012
Q: I asked my brother, an executive chef at a golf club, the following question and he never (gave) me an answer either way: Is it possible to microwave a souffle?
—Joanne Thompson Pease, Torrington, Conn.
A: Conceivably you could, but why?...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:15 AM
The state's new pot law will decriminalize the possession of small amounts of weed. Previously the possession of any amount of marijuana was a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine. Now possession of less than half an ounce of...
| Jun 30, 2011
Steve Martin — comedian-actor-playwright-novelist — shows off another side of his multi-hyphenated self in Connecticut tonight..
The man who was once a "wild and crazy guy" gets down to some serious banjo pickin' when he and the Steep...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 8:41 AM
A classic car repairman has been charged with grand larceny for stealing three 1930’s cars, selling them, and keeping the money, said Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice Thursday.
Joseph Simeona, 71, of Torrington, Conn., owned a Glen...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 12:44 PM
Unofficial results posted on Connecticut's secretary of the state's website show Democrat Dan Malloy edging out Republican Tom Foley in the governor's race by 5,644 votes.
The results were posted Friday shortly after police delivered paper copies of...