| Oct 19, 2011
| 2:55 PM
-Some pissed-off white people are asking the Brookfield Board of Education to remove The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison's unflinching novel about an abused black girl in 1930s Ohio, from an AP English reading list. Pamela Kurtz, who is running to be on the...
| 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...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:06 PM
-The tightfisted state budget enacted by Gov. Dannel Malloy last spring has meant an official portrait of his predecessor, M. Jodi Rell, has yet to grace the state library in Hartford. The Stamford Advocate found that Connecticut still pays up to $40,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 1:25 PM
Four Ansonia residents were given a pass on paying town taxes on their automobiles, although records obtained by the Valley Independent Sentinel show they owed a collective $16,666 in delinquent taxes (some dating back to the '90s). Two of the residents...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Summer is on its way out. Enjoy these opportunities to get up and out:
Guilford Walking Tours: Sat.-Sun. through mid-September, 11 a.m. Guilford Town Hall, 31 Park St., Guilford, (203) 233-1026, historicguilfordwalkingtours.org. $8-$20.
Hike with the...
| May 4, 2012
| 10:51 AM
1) Fairhaven Furniture
Sure, it's easy to outfit your home with the same coffee table owned by half of your friends, easily acquired anywhere in the country. But if you're looking for some real character for your home, Fairhaven Furniture has what you...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:29 AM
1) Luigi's Italian Pastry & Wedding Cake Center
Bridgeport wedding cake staple Luigi's has come a long way in 43 years. John and RoseAnn DiMarco started with a staff of four that has grown to over 40 while their shop on Main Street tripled in size. The...
| Mar 24, 2009
Ghosts made Calwyn Fearon fatally shoot his girlfriend over the weekend and leave their Hartford apartment in her Jaguar, he later told police.
Fearon "was having issues with ghosts that were taunting him and making fun," according to a police report...
| Jun 7, 2007
There's a scruffy brick apartment building at the corner of 7th and South Park View streets in Westlake that hints at the history and possible future of the neighborhood. On the ground floor, a pharmacy and health clinic with signs in Spanish sit next...
| Sep 12, 2009
Gertrude Noone was a 44-year-old insurance policy clerk for Travelers in Hartford, Conn., in 1943 when she enlisted in the Women's Army Corps.
When she died peacefully Thursday morning at age 110 at an assisted-living facility in Milford, Conn., she...