| 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 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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The NCAA early signing period for the National Letter of Intent program begins Wednesday for basketball, lacrosse and some other sports. Below is list of some area student-athletes who plan to sign NLIs.
If you know of other signings, email sports@...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:50 PM
If you've ever had a hankering to run your own local radio station and happen to have about $15,000 lying around to spend on necessary equipment, our recently reopened federal government has a heck of a deal for you.
The Federal Communications...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:06 PM
When you're in politics, to borrow a phrase from Faulkner, the past is never the past, especially when you're running for high office. Even from when you were only 18 years old.
Bill de Blasio, the 52-year-old Democratic favorite to become New York...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:30 PM
If and when Gil Thorpe, the antagonistic pickle-dispensing realtor from "Modern Family," gets a show of his own, there's another character who might like to have a chat. His name? Gil Thorp.
Gil Thorpe has been around for just four or so TV seasons. He's...
| Oct 7, 2013
Karen and Tony Muldoon of Hampton have been collaborating on stories, and life, for more than 30 years, first as award-winning journalists at the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, N.J., and later as screenwriters hoping for a shot at Hollywood success....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Sausage gets a bad rap. Everyone has heard the saying about politics and sausages, like there's something not pretty going on and you'd best look away until The Finished Product is neatly packaged. Well, for one thing, that old saw would have never caught...