| Mar 3, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"SHE IS the most exciting woman in the world!"
That's what director/actor Orson Welles once declared about the sizzling actress/chanteuse/activist Eartha Kitt. (Kitt was portraying Helen of Troy in Welles' production of "Dr. Faustus.")
Kitt, who rose to...
| 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....
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:55 PM
These local student-athletes are expected to sign National Letters of Intent to play college sports on Wednesday's national signing day. If you know of signings that don't appear on this list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listed by name, high...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 10:47 AM
The name Tilted Kilt has always sent my mind spinning a bit. Knitted Kiln? Tilted Windmill? Jilted Kitten? A quick Web search shows that offbeat pub names abound across the Pond, like the Jolly Taxpayer, The Bucket of Blood, The Nobody Inn, The Bull and...
| 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-...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Saw this email from the Connecticut Audubon Society and thought: what a great family project! Read on and let us know if you participate! Click here for more information.
Enter the Great Connecticut Audubon Society Snowy Owl Observation...
| 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 16, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Robeks, juices, smoothies, West Hartford, Milford, Stamford, Fairfield and Westport.
It seems like every year, there's more and more of a push to try to eat healthfully. Now that we're approaching New Year's Resolution season, changing habits and...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:17 PM
Massachusetts residents must have one eye cocked on Connecticut as they assess the possible impact of casino gambling on their quality of life.
Since early September, voters in four Massachusetts towns that were prospective casino locations have...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 8:55 AM
It's a pretty good bet if you are searching for Captain Kidd's pirate treasure, you will find a reference to it in the histories of towns along the shores of Long Island Sound and up the Connecticut River.
There's the cursed Charles Island off the...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:46 PM
A gun-carrying student who was arrested at the University of New Haven kept newspaper clippings about mass shootings in his home and a large ammunition cache in a padlocked bedroom, police said Wednesday.
William Dong, 22, of Fairfield, Conn., was...