| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Connecticut woman who appeared with President Obama in January to represent the long-term unemployed has found work managing a Windsor nursing home.
"It was a godsend," said Katherine Hackett, who lost her job as a nursing home administrator in July...
| 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 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
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| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jan 20, 2014
Q: "Many stores sell Fandango gift cards. The problem is that no movie theater in [the area] accepts these gift cards. Our friends received Fandango gift cards for Christmas that were purchased at Kohl's. Fandango refused to refund the purchase. Kohl's...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
The state-government half of one of Connecticut's political power couples is departing Gov. Malloy's administration and heading back to academia, and there's a real question about what Daniel Esty is leaving in his wake.
Esty (husband of U.S. Rep....