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  • Our Area Schools Eligible For All-Courant Teams

    We consider 75 schools to be in our circulation area (players of the year and teams presented in this section are selected by The Courant's high school staff in conjunction with those associated with the sports): Avon High Bacon Academy, Colchester;...
  • Floods: Connecticut Knows The Power Of Water

     Floods: Connecticut Knows The Power Of Water
    August 1955 is hot, and wet. On the 12th and 13th, the tail end of Hurricane Connie has passed, dropping up to 8 inches of rain over much of Connecticut. And now it is hot again, this being one of the warmest months on record, thanks to a persistent...
  • A Teacher's Lesson For The Whole Country

    A Teacher's Lesson For The Whole Country
    WEST HARTFORD — In just a week's time, Elizabeth Natale has turned from a middle school English teacher quietly frustrated with education reform into a national voice for colleagues throughout the country. In an opinion column for The Courant last...
  • Cheaper, Self-Propelled Rail Cars Are New Again

    On Sept. 6, The Boston Globe reported that Massachusetts was creating a train service between two of Boston's most vital — but heretofore poorly connected — neighborhoods, Back Bay and the Seaport District. Two things caught my eye. The...
  • Deer Butchering Is A Personal Passion

    Deer Butchering Is A Personal Passion
    EAST HAMPTON — A lot of small businesses say "we're like family here," but at Cichowski's Custom Cuts, it truly is relationships, not money, that bring people together to slice fat away from muscle, to saw through the spine of a suspended deer...
  • The First Snow Of The Season And Bald Eagles On Top Of Pistapaug Mountain

    The First Snow Of The Season And Bald Eagles On Top Of Pistapaug Mountain
    It had already been an awe-inspiring trip into the natural world, with everything etched in strokes of white after the season's first real snow. With the biting north wind still a no-show, snow hung on branches, clung to pine boughs and lay plastered on...
  • An Autumn Adventure That Looks Across Beseck Mountain

    An Autumn Adventure That Looks Across Beseck Mountain
    There is a parking area along Route 66 at the Meriden/Middlefield border that is usually full no matter what time of the year. It's the access point for the final leg of the Mattabesett Trail, which winds north to Higby Mountain and eventually Lamentation...
  • Lamp collectors covet fine pieces from the golden age of cut glass

    Q: Any info on this antique lamp I bought at an estate sale? There was no information furnished with it. I thought it was pretty. It's 27 inches tall, not including the chimney. A: The reader adds that the lamp has been electrified by a lamp shop. I'm...
  • State Starts To Recover After Blizzard

    While many roadways were at least passable by Sunday night, the outlook for the week was less clear as most towns decided to keep their schools and municipal offices closed Monday, the governor urged employees to work from home and the state braced for...
  • In Local Elections, Your Vote Has Power

    Vote in your town's elections Tuesday, and you might well decide who wins. Connecticut's local elections are won routinely by minuscule winning margins. My study of races for city and town councils and boards of selectmen in 2011 reveals this clearly....
  • Election Results Show That Local Politics Are Just That

    Election Results Show That Local Politics Are Just That
    It's sometimes folly to try to divine signs of larger trends in local elections. Tuesday's election was said by some to be a referendum on a politician who wasn't on the ballot, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. But the results as of late Tuesday...