| 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-...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Everybody knows that Connecticut is a blue state. The General Assembly is packed with Democrats, our congressional delegation got rid of its last Republican in the 2008 election, we have a Democratic governor and we haven't voted for a Republican for...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:11 PM
If you've only got a hammer, an expression goes, everything looks like a nail. It looks like the East Haven police have such a hammer.
In 2009, officers arrested a Roman Catholic priest who was videotaping the officers' treatment of Latino customers...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 1:21 PM
I once believed the Connecticut shoreline had nothing to offer except for the "bigs" - state parks like Hammonasset, Harkness Memorial and Bluff Point. And then I discovered places like East Haven's Farm River State Park, Guilford's Chittenden Park and...
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:23 PM
A joint study session of the Costa Mesa City Council and Planning Commission on Tuesday will address regulation of future housing developments in the city.
The small-lot subdivision ordinance would help standardize new tracts of detached, single-...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:10 PM
The twists and turns involved with some public employees' pensions are seldom illustrated better than by the case of Marilyn Cruz-Aponte — a longtime Democratic activist in New Britain who retired years ago from that city's work force and now serves...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:00 PM
State Rep. Christina Ayala's car and boyfriend have caused her nothing but trouble recently. Now one has made sure the other isn't a problem anymore. Last year, first-time candidate Ayala was charged with a hit-and-run in Bridgeport weeks before...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Two East Haven cops are right now on trial for alleged racial profiling and police brutality. The timing probably couldn't be better.
Connecticut is this week rolling out a new reporting system designed to keep track of who police are stopping for...
| 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....