| Nov 4, 2012
Like everyone else, I really want this election to be over.
And I like this stuff.
With two days still to go, I have already burned through at least a half-dozen "mute" buttons trying to avoid the attack ads.
I don't mind that the ads usually rely on...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 2:08 PM
After you cast your vote Tuesday, treat yourself to an Election Day special at one of these Connecticut restaurants:
Max Restaurant Group offers half-priced bottles of wine at all of its Connecticut locations. maxrestaurantgroup.com.
| Nov 10, 2012
| 1:55 PM
On the Saturday before Sandy hit, there was some confusion about whether Connecticut Light & Power could dedicate a line crew and a tree crew to every town from the start.
With some help from the governor, the problem was resolved. By Sunday night,...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Lorensen Auto Group recently announced that Joe Zaientz won $2,500 through “A Great Deal is in the Bag” promotion, which ran at all six Lorensen dealers during December. Zaientz was among 300 people who registered online at www.ctcardeals.com....
| Feb 2, 2012
Just 12 shopping days until Valentine's Day. Don't wait until the last minute and get stuck paying full price for your gifts. Check out the great sales going on at area stores now.
After 26 years in business, Life of Riley Irish Imports, 881 Boston...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:23 AM
Alforno Trattoria in Old Saybrook, a popular shoreline destination for brick-oven pizza and Tuscan-inspired fare, has introduced a new lunch menu.
Items include sandwiches on fresh-baked Roman flatbread (Caprese, chicken parmesan, porchetta;) composed...
| Feb 10, 2013
I come by this job honestly. As far back as I can remember, saving money and stretching the budget was a priority. My thrifty-gened parents rarely bought anything that wasn't on sale — and they taught us that scoring deals was a competitive sport....
| Dec 26, 2012
| 5:14 AM
Last year, I did a Mommy Minute story about Bikes For Kids, a wonderful, local organization with a simple mission: all children deserve to enjoy a bicycle. In a crammed garage, a few guys refurbish used bikes for boys and girls in need. They are intense...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:20 PM
By any measure, hurricane or not, Sandy packed a costly punch. Conservative estimates place the damage at $50 billion from property destruction and lost business — and only about $20 billion of that is covered by insurance.
The storm left deep...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 7:10 AM
For the Sun WineFest's 10th year, famed cookbook author and James Beard award winner Dorie Greenspan pulled together a cookie recipe representing three facets of her life: a vanilla French sablé base with cherries, cranberries and raisins cooked in mulled...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 11:08 AM
If the wretched excess of Black Friday has any benefit beyond the ritual of communal consumption, it is as a launching pad for days that are Not Black Friday.
Opponents celebrate Buy Nothing Friday, online shoppers have Cyber Monday and...