| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Imagine a place a few miles from the shores of Long Island Sound where one can hike from dawn to dusk without leaving its borders. Where a series of high ledges dotted with small caves overlook a vast marsh that attracts thousands of migrating birds...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:39 AM
I don't think I've ever gone on a hike to a place with a feature that was described as "as thick as dog hair."
But it's the perfect description for the magical place that is an Atlantic white cedar forest. The trees are native to the Atlantic coast,...
| Mar 20, 2014
Matt and Tracy Carroll called the Chapel Hill, N.C., area home for about 20 years, but a few years ago, they found themselves discussing a return to Connecticut.
The Farmington natives, who moved to North Carolina after college, ran a successful 100-...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:20 AM
You already know who Pure Prairie League is. No really, you do. They sing that song "Amie," that goes, "Amie, whatchoo wanna do? I think I could stay with you for a while, maybe longer if I do."
It was a big hit in 1975, at the height of a bluegrass...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:08 PM
If the money can be had, this is a great environmental victory: The Trust for Public Land announced Wednesday that it has reached an agreement to buy and protect a stunning 1,000-acre tract along the shore called The Preserve — the last...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Election year 2014 is underway in Connecticut, so get ready for the mudslinging. Voters likely will be bombarded with more unpleasant information about the candidates than ever before.
Expect to hear about candidates' personal lives, their finances,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:43 AM
We consider 75 schools to be in our circulation area (players of the year and teams presented in this section are selected by The Courant's high school staff in conjunction with those associated with the sports):
Bacon Academy, Colchester;...
| 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 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,...
| 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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:40 AM
Take some time this Saturday to lend a helping hand to one of our own who's already sacrificed so much. Sgt. David Tupper, a 2002 graduate of Old Saybrook High School, suffered a traumatic brain injury during one of his two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan...