| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:50 PM
As a born and raised Rochestarian, trust me when I say, I know snow.
With Rochester being a 15-minute drive away from Lake Ontario, an hour east of Buffalo and less than two hours from Canada, I've had my fair share of encounters with snow and all its...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:50 PM
Authorities on Thursday advised Target shoppers to monitor their credit and debit card accounts for suspicious activity after the country's third-largest retailer reported that criminals stole card information from tens of millions of customers during the...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:50 PM
When I became a dad for the first time, I made sure my oldest daughter — and later her three sisters — were presented with images that looked like them. This included black dolls and the people they colored in their artwork.
If you don't...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:31 AM
Hamden Art League's Silverbells exhibit opens Wednesday, Dec. 18, with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m., and run until Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Miller Memorial Library Senior Center, 2901 Dixwell Ave. in Hamden. This is a postponement from the original date, Dec....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Betsy Fox lived in New Haven's Wooster Square neighborhood for two years, in the '80s. She considered it "a very liveable neighborhood" where there was always something interesting going on.
However, it wasn't until she was asked to co-curate a...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:03 PM
ESPN analyst Michael Wilbon recently offered this on his show, "Pardon the Interruption": "I, like a whole lot of people, use the 'n-word' all day, every day my whole life."
He said this not so much as a revelation, but a declaration. He said it with...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:54 PM
New Haven is thought by many to be Connecticut’s top restaurant town, although the Gold Coast also offers a wealth of dining opportunities and Greater Hartford is definitely up and coming. Despite the strength of our dining scene, Greater New...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:41 PM
If they get me to Dallas, I can save the president.
Those were my thoughts as I stared at the black and white Zenith TV sitting in the corner of my parent's living room. On the screen was the picture of President John F. Kennedy along with the dates:...
| Oct 31, 2013
John Ginnetti describes the sandwiches at his new Meat & Co. as "almost like cocktails on bread" – a fitting description from the owner of one of the state's most innovative cocktail lounges.
Meat & Co., a new "sandwich counter" tucked into an...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Listening to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor speak about the choice of whether to look at the negative or find the positive during life's challenging moments, I thought of the persistent news about young people killing themselves and others over...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Jose Maria Islas and Clayton Richard Gordon wouldn't seem to have all that much in common.
One is Hispanic, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who lives in New Haven and works at a factory in Hamden. The other is black, arrived in this country...