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  • The irony of Michelle Obama's water campaign

    The irony of Michelle Obama's water campaign
    Michelle Obama wants you to drink more water, at least one more glass a day. Frankly, I think it's great. Sure, the science behind some of her claims is somewhere between iffy and debatable. If you're not dehydrated, drinking more water won't give you...
  • CT, Mass. Municipalities That Share Names Field Wrongly Placed Phone Calls

    CT, Mass. Municipalities That Share Names Field Wrongly Placed Phone Calls
    Sharing a name with a municipality in another state can lead to confusion, according to many town workers who work in identically named towns in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. There are 40 pairs of towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts with the...
  • More deaths in Northeast as snow gives way to bitter cold

    NEW YORK -- A ferocious snowstorm that buried some areas of the Northeast in nearly two feet of snow tapered off Friday, leaving death in its wake and giving way to a bitter chill compounded by winds that sent temperatures plunging well below zero. At...
  • Connecticut's Past Checkered With Tornado Deaths

    Connecticut's Past Checkered With Tornado Deaths
    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...
  • Edith M. Patterson, educator

    Edith M. Patterson, educator
    Edith M. "Edie" Patterson, a former St. Paul's School educator, died Aug. 1 of an autoimmune disease at The Highlands, a retirement community in Topsham, Maine. The longtime Homeland resident was 81. The daughter of an insurance executive and a...
  • Michelle Obama pushes water as 'best energy drink'

    Michelle Obama pushes water as 'best energy drink'
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, known for urging U.S. children to be more active and eat their vegetables, began a new health push this week by touting the benefits of drinking water. But exactly how much water to drink remains...
  • It's National Alpaca Farm Days This Weekend!

    It's National Alpaca Farm Days This Weekend!
    How cute are alpacas? Answer: very cute. This weekend, Sept. 28-29, marks National Alpaca Farm Days, so take a drive out to one of Connecticut's many alpaca farms to get up close and personal with these adorable furry fellers. Here are your options:...
  • Pleasant Valley Drive-In Struggling To Stay Open In Digital Age

    Pleasant Valley Drive-In Struggling To Stay Open In Digital Age
    Movies are in Donna McGrane's blood. Many years ago at Pleasant Valley Drive-In in Barkhamsted, her mother worked in the kitchen and her father ran the projectors. So McGrane was heartbroken Monday when she found out that the drive-in she runs with...
  • Hartford's Constitution Plaza: Potential Still Unfolding

    Hartford's Constitution Plaza: Potential Still Unfolding
    As we approach its 50th anniversary next year, Hartford's Constitution Plaza is still controversial. It has been criticized over the years as desolate and lonely, a failure as a public space. But as landscape architecture, it is a remarkable example of...
  • $1 Patent Ignited Creation Of Green-Technology Firm

    $1 Patent Ignited Creation Of Green-Technology Firm
    BOLTON — The most promising new green technology company in Connecticut — as judged by the Connecticut Technology Council back in 2011 — bought the patent for its product for $1. Several years ago, Doug Rode, now managing partner of...
  • Feds Should Stop Fighting Medical Marijuana

    To all appearances, Connecticut is well on the way to making medical marijuana available to people who are suffering from certain serious illnesses. Regulations have been drafted and will be voted on by a legislative committee next month. Physicians...