| 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 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 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...
| 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-...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Ah, the Connecticut caves.
As in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and free checking, I was once a believer in the caves. There was an old cave in the Cobalt section of East Hampton I would visit as a child. An honest-to-goodness dark open maw along the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:45 PM
New Haven is the birthplace of the hamburger. Apparently, this distinction has been codified by the Library of Congress. More specifically, as every New Havenite knows, it all started at Louis' Lunch in 1900, five years after that place opened its doors....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:40 AM
This article is part of our 2013 New Haven Annual Manual
Alternate Universe, 1181 Chapel St., 203-562-0108; 398 Bridgeport Ave., Milford, 203-876-8539, facebook.com/alternateuniverse. A beloved mecca for area comics fans, be it traditional superhero...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Officials in Bristol are asking the Bristol Press to stop allowing visitors to its website to leave comments anonymously. Local politics have been contentious recently over everything from city worker contracts to fines for the landlords of properties...
| 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 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 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...