| May 13, 2013
| 2:48 AM
Every few minutes, Jean Kelley touches her son's shoulder or knee as she speaks directly to him.
"In your very quiet way, you make a big impact, Brian," says this Branford mom as her 24-year-old turns his head and moves his eyes. She's sure he can...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:00 PM
77th Annual White Elephant Sale: July 12, 9 a.m. First Congreational Church of Old Lyme, 2 Ferry Rd., Old Lyme, (860) 434-8686, fccol.org.
Yale Summer Carillon Concert: July 12, 7 p.m. Yale University, Branford College Courtyard, 74 High St., New Haven,...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:20 AM
3rd Annual Pawsitively Purr-fect Summer Re-sale: June 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; June 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. New and gently used pet items for sale, to raise funds for the Animal Welfare League of New London County. Boilermakers Lodge 614, 33 Sacred Heart Dr.,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 7:37 AM
In Connecticut, the robin is the state bird, "Yankee Doodle" is the state song, the mountain laurel is the state flower and, of course, the sperm whale is the state mammal.
And if there was ever a state bridge, I would go with the stone arch. Dating...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Summer Food and Wine Festival: Sat., Jun. 15-Sun., Jun. 16, 12-6 p.m. Stonington Vineyards, 523 Taugwonk Rd., Stonington, (860) 535-1222. stoningtonvineyards.com. Gourmet food truck vendors, photo booths, father/child relay races, wine tastings, live...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Despite Mother Nature's best efforts, the summer growing season is fighting its way into existence. Its first gift to us is the almighty strawberry, the first berry of the summer and a versatile ingredient in the kitchen. While some like to toss a few...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Professor Leslie Ricklin noticed it early on. Victoria Soto was different than the other teacher candidates in Ricklin's social-studies methods course at Eastern Connecticut State University.
It wasn't Vicki Leigh Soto's boundless energy or even the...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 5:33 PM
— Parents throughout the state said they struggled with a flood of emotions Monday as they brought their students to school or watched them get on the bus.
Dawn Mendoza of Middlefield, the parent of an intermediate school student and an elementary...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:36 AM
This fall, people of all ages gathered in Middlefield at Lyman Orchards. Families enjoyed activities like apple picking, pumpkin picking, pony rides, and fresh apple pie at the food market.
However, everyone's focus seemed to be on the...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:02 AM
Democratic State Rep. Matt Lesser is running for his third term in the 100th House District in November, and will be challenged this year by Republican Deborah Kleckowski, a common council member currently in her second term.
The 100th District currently...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Pardon me while I change the subject from politics to something, anything, else. How about apples. Do you like apples? That mild winter we had last year fooled the apple trees into blooming early and then, pow, along came a frost in April that killed...