| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:26 PM
COLCHESTER - When you look at the numbers it can be a daunting task: more than 4,000 dams span streams and rivers across the state – a testament to the power of the state's early industries. The Connecticut River watershed? The most dammed watershed...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:10 PM
| Apr 27, 2014
If you asked true blue Boston Red Sox fans during much of the 20th century if they would sell their soul to the devil in order to lift the famed "curse" from their team, you would probably get more than a few volunteers.
That's Joe DiPietro's wicked...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Jeanne Davies enjoys the world of transportation and "connecting the dots." But those dots get a little blurred when they run along the banks of the Connecticut River on the abandoned Valley Railroad.
As principal planner and deputy director for the...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Some days I wish I worked in the Employment Office. -- Paul McDonnell, Simsbury
You want me to tell them you close at 3:30? -- Chritopher Torino, West Hartford
Wow! You raise the minimum wage and look what happens. -- Bob Ahearn,...
| 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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:16 AM
There's a moment in the Goodspeed Opera House production of "Damn Yankees" that actor Danny Lindgren won't forget.
The same goes for the audience. Not to mention the trombone player.
It happened during the first preview performance of the baseball-...
| 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...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Can we take a little break from the relentless, pounding headache that is state politics and speak instead of snow? I have several agenda items:
No. 1. Should snowstorms have names? The notion that last Tuesday night's storm was named Chester rests...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Imagine that you bought a house — and paid a premium — because the property adjoined a state park or forest. You would probably think the serene and exhilarating woodland would always be there.
You might well be wrong. Though some open...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
It was quite a celebration on Oct. 24, 1877.
It was the opening of the Goodspeed Opera House — the six-story wooden Victorian structure on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Haddam, and long before the swing bridge was built. (A ferry...