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  • Old Saybrook Craftsman Builds Violins From Memory

    Old Saybrook Craftsman Builds Violins From Memory
    One memory is clearer than all the others from Jim Bohan's childhood in Leitrim, Ireland: watching his cousin build a violin. Bohan, now 88, was 7 years old at the time. "It put a stamp in the side of my head and I could never get rid of it," he says,...
  • UConn's Basketball Brotherhood Gathers For Jim Calhoun Charity Classic

    UConn's Basketball Brotherhood Gathers For Jim Calhoun Charity Classic
    UNCASVILLE — Charlie Villanueva walked on the court 22 minutes before the start of the seventh Jim Calhoun Charity Classic, hugged Donyell Marshall, hugged Ben Gordon and immediately made a move to block a jumper by Taliek Brown. Villanueva dove...
  • All-Courant Softball

    The 2014 All-Courant high school softball Fab 15 team, honorable mentions, story lines from the season and more:   THE FAB 15 Olivia Banulski, Bristol Central, Sr., CF — .538 avg., 42 hits, 31 runs, 5 HRs Katelyn Corr, Suffield, Jr., CF...
  • All-Courant Girls Lacrosse

    The 2014 All-Courant high school girls lacrosse team, honorable mentions, story lines from the season and more: ALL-COURANT TEAM GOALIES Paige Hammick, Avon, Sr. Madison Hooper, Hall-West Hartford, Sr. DEFENSE Michelle Fedrico, Cheshire, Sr....
  • Hot Or Cold, Lobster Rolls Are Worth The Drive

    Hot Or Cold, Lobster Rolls Are Worth The Drive
    At least once a summer, (more often, if I'm lucky), I have to have a lobster roll — preferably consumed at a picnic table with a salt water view. My preference is the hot version, fresh lobster meat drizzled with butter and piled into a hot dog bun....
  • Vote Yes On The Preserve

    Voters in Old Saybrook on Tuesday can secure the protection of one of the great parcels of open land left in southern New England. Residents will vote on whether to commit $3 million of a total purchase price of $8.09 million to buy the pristine,...
  • Thumbs Up For Old Saybrook Purchase

    Thumbs up to the residents of Old Saybrook, who voted overwhelmingly to commit $3 million to the purchase of the Preserve, a 1,000-acre, ecologically significant coastal forest that once was slated to become a golf course and housing development. The...
  • Property of the Week: 103 Southpond Road in South Glastonbury

    Property of the Week: 103 Southpond Road in  South Glastonbury
    When the current owner of 103 Southpond Road in South Glastonbury bought the property five years ago, the house and yard needed a major dose of TLC. Overgrown grass reached seven feet high in spots and the interior reflected the outdated styles of the...
  • Congestion Pricing Won't Solve Highway Woes

    I-84 is not a local road. It is critically important part of the federal interstate highway system. In fact, I-84 in Hartford is the busiest highway in the state, with more than 175,000 vehicles per day. It needs to be expanded to increase capacity so...
  • Property of the Week: Seaside Village in Niantic

    Property of the Week: Seaside Village in Niantic
    Due diligence and luck often go hand-in-hand in the pursuit of finding the perfect home. For Lynn Frasier it all came together after several visits to Seaside Village and months of screening other single-family homes and condominiums in Niantic. When...
  • When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?

    When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?
    In 1990, Becker's Fine Jeweler had just opened its downtown Hartford store when a recession hit — and one that hit New England harder than anywhere else. "I had to lay off 40 percent of my staff," said Paul Becker, who founded the West Hartford...