| Apr 13, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Nearly a century ago, it might have become the trial of the century.
A Bridgeport priest was shot dead on a busy city street. Multiple witnesses placed a dim-witted vagrant at the scene. Ballistics experts linked the man's gun to the crime. A chilling...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 11:57 AM
One of my favorite things to do when I was growing up was to explore the headwaters of streams that flowed through the woods. Sometimes the journey would end at a small lake or the broken dam of a mill pond. Other times, the journey led me to spring or...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Never before have we lived in an era where knowledge is as easily accessible.
Arguments in restaurants about which actor starred in which movie now end abruptly with a few taps on a smart phone. Print encyclopedias are obsolete.
| Feb 23, 2014
Pop quiz: What's the most famous concert that ever happened? Most people would probably say Woodstock, the blow-out 1969 festival that symbolised and crystalised the hippie dream and the counterculture of the era. Ok — this next question's a...
| Feb 23, 2014
In March 1964, 44-year-old Bridgeport resident Joseph J. Farkes was pulled over for speeding on the Connecticut Turnpike. Typically, Farkes blamed his daughter for blasting the radio and making it impossible for him to judge the car's speed (a sketchy way...
| 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 ...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Rising from the foundations of a longtime ski resort, the new fourseason resort Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Sports expects to open soon after months of eager anticipation.
Designed to operate year-round, the resort intends to open during this ski...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Garden Club Events
* Gini Mita, of Wallingford Garden Club, speaks at the Monday, March 10, meeting of the Duck River Garden Club at 7:30 p.m. at Lymes’ Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Road, Old Lyme. Mita will discuss “Plants from Seeds.”...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:35 AM
While many roadways were at least passable by Sunday night, the outlook for the week was less clear as most towns decided to keep their schools and municipal offices closed Monday, the governor urged employees to work from home and the state braced for...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:39 AM
It was a good plan. I would explore Maromas, Middletown's last frontier, in search of the remnants of a village that was swallowed up in the 1950s by the construction of the Connecticut Advanced Nuclear Engineering Laboratory – the predecessor of...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:35 AM
It can produce liver and nerve toxins, asthma-like symptoms, severe vomiting and diarrhea; it frequently kills pets; and in rare cases it triggers temporary blindness and even death for humans.
The potentially deadly villain is called "toxic blue-...