| Apr 10, 2014
If you live near or are from central Connecticut, odds are you've eaten a steamed cheeseburger from Ted's in Meriden. At the very least, you've heard of it. But Ted's isn't the only place in this area serving up these particular type of cheeseburgers....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:43 AM
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...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:42 PM
What did we learn from this week's local elections? The short answer is nothing. You should never trust anybody who claims that city and town elections prove anything about statewide or national trends.
For example, ignore all the people who tell you...
| Mar 31, 2014
When the unthinkable happens, sometimes parents struggle to come-up with answers. "My husband passed away 7 years ago," says Darlene Stefanski of Stonington. After Jack succumbed to adenoid cystic carcinoma, cancer in the head and neck, her son, age 6,...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:46 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2014
Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers?
Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:02 PM
State Sen. Ed Meyer, D-Guilford, will not seek a sixth term in November. He has been a brave soldier in the endless battle to protect the public's right to know what its government is doing. This is harder duty than most people think. Those invested...
| Jan 5, 2014
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...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 4:32 AM
In the early morning hours of Nov. 21, 1942, less than a year after the United States was thrust into World War II, the latest edition of The Hartford Courant hit the streets of a city wondering how one of its own fared on the biggest stage in sports....
| Mar 23, 2014
| 4:18 AM
Boxers with state ties in the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame.
ISRAEL "PITO" CARDONA: Cardona, a Hartford native, turned to pro boxing at the age of 18, winning his pro debut in 1993. He won the International Boxing Organization super...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:39 PM
Each day, more than 8,000 students attend Meriden's 12 schools looking for opportunities for a better life. Our goal is to give each and every student the knowledge and skills to be successful in college, career and beyond. But simple knowledge alone is...