| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:51 PM
HARTFORD -- Sarah Peters is an intellectually disabled 30-year-old who is a passionate about UConn basketball and loves to ride horses.
She lives in Killingworth with her parents, who agonize about what will happen to her when they are no longer alive....
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Police officers who indulge in the criminal habit of hassling people simply because of their racial identify should take notice of what happened in U.S. District Judge Alvin Thompson's Hartford courtroom this week.
Judge Thompson sentenced former East...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:36 PM
If Hollywood were to cast for the role of a union dissident trying to overthrow an entrenched leader in a national election, the character wouldn't be much like Jay Cronk.
But the unassuming Cronk is doing just that, challenging the head of the...
| 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-...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:59 AM
It is almidón sagrado, or "sacred starch," in the poetry of Dr. Marinaelo Medrano, author of the collection "Diosas de la Yuca" (Goddesses of the Yuca).
Yuca bears no resemblance to the similarly spelled, flowering desert plant called yucca, although...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Dear readers, we've come to the end of a year.
It's time for my poem, delivered with cheer.
I write it with gusto and plot it out happily.
I swing for the bleachers, like Papi and Napoli.
By bringing you joy, I couldn't be happier
If I had the...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:33 AM
Before water-boarding was all the rage in "harsh interrogation," there was a more subtle form often referred to as "Chinese Water Torture." That technique called for the subject to be tied up and a slow drip, drip, drip of water directed against his or...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Ever since "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," tales of the supernatural have provided a bridge between demographics, offering a way to showcase female empowerment while still keeping the guys interested. So it was only a matter of time before Lifetime got in the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours: Thu.-Sat. through Oct. 26, 6, 7, 8 & 9 p.m. The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. (860) 247-0998. marktwainhouse.org. Hear creepy tales and learn about Mark Twain's own interest in the supernatural....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:56 PM
All you need to know about why closure and healing will be difficult for East Haven is that Mayor Joseph Maturo is still in office and running for re-election.
Last year, he uttered these infamous words when asked what he planned to do for the town's...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:27 PM
MILFORD — It's been a stressful year for anyone who entered the town's Parsons Government Center Thursday and followed handmade signs to the "intake center" seeking relief payments for storm Sandy.
More exactly, it's been a stressful 360 days, the...