| 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 25, 2012
| 3:14 PM
When I started playing uke a decade ago, it was a solitary pursuit. (Pursuke?) The phrase I remember hearing a lot when I was arranging ukulele shows at Café Nine was “Oh, he’ll play. He’s got a ukulele in the closet.” Nobody was...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Thurs., Nov. 1, Infiinity Music Hall, 20 Greenwoods Road West, Norfolk, (866) 666-6306, infinityhall.com
I've had people make fun of me because I like Melanie. Seriously, good friends, co-workers, even in-laws have ridiculed me for...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Many people who keep strictly Kosher at home will adopt a "when in Rome" attitude when eating out, not limiting themselves to Kosher restaurants. (There simply aren't enough of them and besides, many Jews have a soft spot for Italian food.) However, the...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:25 PM
It's not enough to just foster arts programming in schools. When our children take an interest or show a talent in the arts, their love and talent must also be fostered with care, opportunity and experience. The Shoreline Arts Alliance has hosted a juried...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Amish safety triangles: A Kentucky lawmaker has introduced a bill that seeks to find a workaround for an ultraconservative Amish branch that is bucking state law by refusing to affix orange safety triangles on their horse-drawn buggies on the grounds that...
| Jul 7, 2011
Thursday July 7
Books: The Eternal Struggle
Are you still finding it hard to keep your kids reading while on summer break? Shepherd them to one of two appearances by local author Elise Broach in the hopes that her new book will pique their interest....
| Oct 26, 2011
| 1:23 PM
A deal between Middlefield and Alpine Ridge LLC to reopen the Powder Ridge ski resort will not happen, according to town officials.
Attorneys for Alpine Ridge sent a letter to town officials last week indicating they no longer wanted to purchase the ski...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Help Willy's Friends Pet Food and Supply Drive, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Agway of North Haven, 66 State St., North Haven, (203) 239-1687; Agway of Middlefield, 147 Meriden Road (Route 66), Middlefield, (860) 347-7229; Agway of North Branford, 11...