| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:36 PM
The original plan was to walk along the banks of the Connecticut River on the abandoned Valley Railroad in Middletown and search for bald eagles.
I had visions of an eagle perched high on a dead tree or picking at a fish along the icy river, but all I...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 2:50 PM
We should declare war on space rocks.
A meteor exploded over Russia the other day at the precise time that a "killer asteroid" whizzed within 17,000 miles of earth. Coincidence? Don't bet on it.
It's time for President Barack Obama to wake up and...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:44 PM
Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing...
| May 29, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Connecticut's roadkill body count is mind boggling.
Start with more than 10,000 deer carcasses each year. Add to that the corpses of nearly 30 black bears, about 50 fisher cats, perhaps 36 bobcats, plus two or three moose. And those are just the big...
| May 30, 2013
| 11:23 AM
A Broadway-bound musical about a charming serial killer and a play about a misunderstood French icon received top honors from the Connecticut Critics Association, honoring the best of the 2012-13 theater season in the state
Hartford Stage's production...
| 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...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Like many Connecticut residents who didn't matriculate at Yale, I know the university in bits and pieces — a lecture at the law school, a play at the Rep, a dinner at the Commons. I don't have a good sense of how the whole place fits together, yet...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Eagle Viewing Boat Cruise
The RiverQuest, board at Eagle Landing State Park, 14 Little Meadow Road, Haddam. Thu., Sat. & Sun., three times a day. Through March 17. $40. (860) 767-0660, ctaudubon.org.
As winter hits its harshest stride, there's...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 6:39 PM
A few weeks ago, I wrote a column reminiscing about my childhood adventures along the former Air Line Railroad in my hometown of Portland and whether that portion of the former Boston to New York route would ever be converted to a hiking trail.
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:55 AM
Feb. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Webster Bank Arena, 600 Main St., Bridgeport
In what's being billed as the biggest culinary event in Connecticut, Chowdafest is taking over the Webster Bank Arena on February 3. That'...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Marc Bruni, who was slated to direct "Hello, Dolly!" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam this summer, is leaving the project due a scheduling conflict.
Daniel Goldstein, director of the recent Broadway revival of "Godspell," returns to Goodspeed...