| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:54 AM
Don't we all need to regroup, slow down and "connect" once in awhile?
Two licensed clinical social workers from Connecticut, Barbara Murray-Lane and Terri Theriault, are hosting "The Circle of Connection", a retreat for women at the Mercy Center in...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:50 AM
When I was little, my sisters and I would team up with my cousins to ask/badger our parents to sleepover each others houses. We didn't live that far from each other, but didn't see each other as much as we'd all have liked. "Please mom, we'll be good,"...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 1:23 PM
Das Racist started as something of a lark, two former college acquaintances riffing on not fitting in.
Himanshu Suri, of Indian descent, and Victor Vazquez, who has a Cuban father and an Italian mother, met about a decade ago at Wesleyan University in...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:49 AM
There once was a beautiful, sprawling sycamore in what is now Middletown known as "Mamoosan's Tree." According to legend, Mamoosan – a Wangunk Native American who sold his land to the colonists – would return in spirit to the tree every autumn...
| Dec 10, 2013
Q: My packet of red quinoa says to wash the quinoa multiple times then rinse before cooking. What's the difference?
--Anthony Pioppi, Middletown, Conn.
A: It's always good to hear from a former newspaper colleague from Connecticut, especially one...
| Jan 6, 2010
Oregonians famously don't want you to move there, but they don't mind a visit — unless you're Californian. Then don't bother, please, and thank you. Regional dislikes are nothing new: Connecticut people loathe New Yorkers (especially those behind...
| Apr 24, 2011
Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators.
But this year's bill —...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:03 PM
In the early part of the 20th century, commerce started to turn away from the Connecticut River and focused on the ribbons of roads and highways that started to crisscross the state.
Many towns and cities along the river followed suit and turned their...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Last year, Laura Jordan, the $150,000-a-year legal counsel to then-Speaker Christopher Donovan in the House Democrats' office at the Capitol, found herself in the middle of a federal grand jury investigation.
That circumstance made it a challenge for...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Every state seems to have a Middletown in it. You can walk down a Main Street in nearly every city and town. And every forest seems to have a Roaring Brook flowing through it.
Lyme's version of Roaring Brook is special, running clear and pristine from...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 10:59 AM
Gift Theatre will stage a new play by Andrew Hinderaker in its 2012 season, the theater announced Wednesday. Entitled "Dirty" and opening in September, the play looks at an investment banker who becomes involved with hard-core pronography. Hinderaker's...