| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:54 PM
This week brings the first and second anniversaries of two major storms that battered Connecticut. Is the state better prepared for such tempests today?
The Halloween nor'easter of October 2011 was one for the record books. Starting...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:32 PM
One of the proudest moments in state history occurred 60 years ago Tuesday, when the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, slid into the Thames River at Groton. The christening, by first lady Mamie Eisenhower, on Jan. 21, 1954,...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 4:13 PM
I am responding to the request made by The Courant to articulate why CT still remains a very desirable place to live. Our ancestors transplanted from Europe to America to live better lives. It was difficult and dangerous, but the desire to live in America...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation to allow military voters to cast ballots over the Internet. The intention of this legislation is well-meaning — Connecticut does need to improve the voting process for military voters — but...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 1:40 PM
Scene: Crowd of long-haired hippie Occupy Wall Street types chanting: "We Want Newt! We Want Newt! We Want Newt! If we can't have Herm, we want Newt!" Voiceover: "Ad sponsored by Democrats, Independents, Liberals and Moderates for Gingrich."
| Jan 5, 2014
August 1955 is hot, and wet.
On the 12th and 13th, the tail end of Hurricane Connie has passed, dropping up to 8 inches of rain over much of Connecticut.
And now it is hot again, this being one of the warmest months on record, thanks to a persistent...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:15 AM
In August 1635, Connecticut consisted of a tiny settlement in Wethersfield and a crude fort in Old Saybrook. This was probably a good thing. It limited the devastation when the Great Colonial Hurricane arrived.
The ocean surge from this welcome-to-the-...
| Jan 25, 2014
When the topic is hurricanes in these parts, the conversation begins and ends with the one that stormed ashore on Sept. 21, 1938.
"The Great Hurricane of 1938," slammed into Long Island with such force that it registered on a seismograph in Alaska and...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 4:39 AM
In 1600, what was to become Connecticut was essentially nothing but trees.
"If it isn't a rock outcrop, and it isn't a wetland or water body, and it isn't a bald patch on a coastal dune, it is all forest," said Robert M. Thorson, a University of...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 4:55 AM
Just when you thought the project was already pretty interesting....Joyce DeWitt, the actress best known for the '70s sitcom "Three's Comedy," will star in the new play by "The Simpsons" writer Mike Reiss which will receive its world premiere in...