| Jun 19, 2012
| 7:15 AM
You could call it dance, or you could say it's a "contemporary movement performance project with choreography." Either way, Maskulinity, directed by Ras Mikey C, who's the director of education for an arts and entertainment company called F.I.V.E. (an...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Spend some time this weekend with your eyes to the sky looking for Connecticut's summer bird inhabitants.
June 23, 8 a.m., Early Birding at Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Road, Ansonia, (203) 736-1053, ansonianaturecenter.org.
June 23, 9 a.m.,...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Funk upon a rhyme!
In the days of the Funky bunch
The concept of dropping Hip-Hop on the one
Was firmly planted, Oops, upside your head
To the boogie to the boogie-de-beat
By the earthly funketeers in the heart of the Elm City
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Connecticut's state park system is having its 100th birthday this summer, but the celebrations could turn out rather grim.
State budget shortages seem likely to force cutbacks in summer staff like lifeguards and seasonal rangers, and there's even a...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Veterans memorials: Responding to a rash of thefts of plaques from veterans memorials, Congressman Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) has introduced legislation to make the theft a federal crime....
| May 25, 2010
| 3:23 AM
The first time he was arrested on charges of beating and kicking his wife, Selami Ozdemir was ordered into a family violence education program. Four months later, when he was arrested for hurting her again, Ozdemir posted bail, returned to his West...
| Dec 17, 2010
Someone who once worked at Plainville's Nike missile base in the late 1950s left me a voicemail shortly after I wrote about exploring the remains of an old Army complex off the Metacomet Trail. He explained the "ack, track and smack" protocol.
| 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 —...
| May 31, 2011
| 3:18 PM
Underscoring the wisdom of the old adage “Never look a gift horse in the mouth,” consider the strange three-year stewardship of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse off the coast of Fairfield Beach by Beacon Preservation, a nonprofit environmental...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 10:38 AM
Tucked away off a quiet suburban street in Ansonia is a long, narrow, tree-lined driveway with an improbably Harry-Potter-esque address, something like "17 1/2 Drab Road." (Citing security worries, federal authorities asked the actual address not be used....
| Jul 13, 2011
| 7:40 AM
When he first engaged in talks to bring the Gathering of the Vibes concert weekend to Bridgeport, festival founder Ken Hays made a verbal promise to city officials that he would donate money to be used for a community project. In June, he and the city...