| Nov 15, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Democratic leaders are considering a pre-Christmas special session regarding recent electrical outages that could include tax credits for hotel stays and an expansion of the state's price-gouging law.
The leaders who control the legislature are currently...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 4:43 PM
The State Bond Commission granted final approval to spend $291 million for Jackson Laboratory to construct a new building and create 300 new bioscience jobs on the University of Connecticut Health Center campus in Farmington.
The commission voted 8 to...
| Feb 19, 2011
Dr. Charles Epstein, a UC San Francisco medical geneticist who studied Down syndrome and pioneered genetic counseling for families with affected children, but whose career was temporarily interrupted by a vicious 1993 attack by the notorious Unabomber,...
| Apr 14, 2011
Sidney Harman, a philanthropist, polymath and pioneer in high-fidelity sound for homes and cars who tried to resuscitate an icon of American journalism when he bought Newsweek last year, has died. He was 92.
Harman died Tuesday night in Washington, D.C.,...
| Aug 11, 2011
As Janice McCarthy stood and spoke in front of a parking lot surveillance video that captured the last hours of her husband's life, her argument about the need to change the culture of police work became clear.
"What you experience on a daily basis is...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 2:15 PM
Leave the driving — to your car. General Motors' prototype EN-V (Electric Networked Vehicle) promises to let you do just that.
No place to park? The all-electric CityCar, developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, can help out by...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 4:24 PM
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The National Wrestling Media Association, the national professional organization for wrestling journalists, has named Easton's Willie Saylor of The Open Mat and W.I.N. Magazine, and Lehigh University's Steve Lomangino and Brooke Zumas...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 11:52 AM
A recent column on the wreck of the steamer Clara Nevada, which went to the bottom in 1898 while returning from the Alaska gold fields with the loss of all hands and a cargo of gold dust worth $13.6 million today, brought interesting reader feedback.
| Jun 30, 2011
Andre Kreft doesn't like cookies. But with Savor, his flavor-packed, imaginative line of shortbread cookies, he's created cookies even he can love.
"I wanted to challenge the status quo of people's perceptions of what a cookie is," Kreft says. "I...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 7:06 PM
Carolyn Lumsden (firstname.lastname@example.org) has been with The Courant since 1992 as an editorial writer, op-ed editor and now editorial page editor. She was previously a reporter for the Associated Press in Massachusetts and a copy editor for Random House....
| Oct 13, 2010
| 11:23 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Named in 1640 after the town in England.
ORIGINS: The area was settled by people from Watertown, Mass., in 1640, as part of New Haven Colony. The Dutch claimed it in 1642, and the settlement remained part of New Netherland Colony...