| May 30, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin and I have something in common: We both play senior hockey. I hasten to note that the similarities end there.
I have been smacking a vulcanized rubber disc around for 60 of my 64 years. Putin, 61, took it up several...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 11:07 AM
How do you replace a legend?
The answer, of course, is you don’t. You find someone who respects past accomplishments but has his or her own independent vision for the future.
Trouble comes, however, when the legend plays a major role in choosing...
| Mar 10, 2014
Motherhood is like climbing a mountain. At least, that's what Sophie Helenek thinks. "You have ups and downs. You have sleep deprivation. You really have your doubts," says this Haddam mom, who became the youngest French woman to reach the summit of Mount...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:39 PM
As Connecticut prepares to launch a new standardized test that will be taken on computers, some parents are pushing to pull their children out of the exams.
"I'm just concerned that this hasn't been reviewed thoroughly," said Candice Cushman, who has...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Connecticut se prepara para lanzar un nuevo examen estandarizado que se tomarán en computadoras, algunos padres ponen presión para evitar que sus hijos tomen los exámenes.
'Me preocupa que esto no ha sido revisado a fondo,' dijo Candice Cushman, quien...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 7:33 AM
New Britain Museum of American Art's executive director Douglas Hyland was getting ready for a trip to Cuba when he found out that Jordan's Caterers, the Cheshire-based food business that ran the museum's successful NBMAA Café on The Park, would be...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Feb 5, 2014
| 7:40 AM
Todd Solek wakes up around 6 a.m. to chop firewood for his custom brick oven, where it will burn all day. Around 7 a.m., when other bakeries have sold half their stock, he begins mixing doughs by hand.
Todd and his wife, Melissa, lovingly refer to...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:41 AM
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT GOLF ASSOCIATION
May 12 Blackledge Country Club
May 19 Simsbury Farms Country Club
June 2 Hawk’s Landing Golf Course
June 30 ...
| Oct 17, 2013
It's not as if Stephen Schwartz was just hanging out at his Ridgefield home this fall.
The composer's "to do" list was staggering: Working on lyrics to a new Bollywood animated movie musical, jetting around the world from Toledo to New Zealand to...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:40 PM
It had already been an awe-inspiring trip into the natural world, with everything etched in strokes of white after the season's first real snow.
With the biting north wind still a no-show, snow hung on branches, clung to pine boughs and lay plastered on...