| 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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Late last month, a worker at a Walmart construction site on Hartford’s Flatbush Avenue fell 23 feet and broke both his legs. The guy’s employer turned out to have none of the workers’ compensation insurance required by Connecticut law,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Walmart's record for labor law violations at its Connecticut construction sites wasn't too pretty before, and it seems to be getting uglier all the time.
State labor officials say one of Walmart's subcontractors at a Hartford job now owes its workers...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 11:13 AM
It's fireworks time. Here's a big list of where you can see and hear (and feel in your chest) some colorful explosions above your head.
Bridgeport: 8 p.m. Ballpark at Harbor Yard, 500 Main St., (203) 345-4800. bridgeportbluefish.com.
| Sep 17, 2012
| 8:20 AM
These brief art events only exist for the weekend:
Stitch in Time: Community Quilt Show: Sat., Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Naugatuck Historical Society, 195 Water St., Naugatuck, (203) 729-9039.
The Art of Experience: Juried show for artists age 70+: Sat.,...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Two Connecticut libraries are seriously considering how to handle visits from furries, the subculture of people who dress in anthropomorphic animal costumes. The Hartford Courant reports that the concern started when a fully costumed furry walked into the...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 12:51 PM
A deadly tree-killing terrorist has crossed Connecticut’s borders.
Yup, it’s official: the evil, invasive Emerald Ash Borer has been found inside our state for the very first time.
Researchers from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 10:50 AM
Look out folks, we’ve got Chinese crabs invading Greenwich and state officials ready to declare a quarantine for all of New Haven County over a little green bug.
The evil crustacean in question is the Chinese mitten crab (aka Eriocheir sinensis), a...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Travel back in time to the '60s on Friday night at Liverpool Productions' Summer of Love Dinner Dance Party at Aldario's in Milford. MerseyBeatMania, a Beatles tribute band out of New York with New Haven's Mike "Ringo" Streeto on drums, provide your...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 9:46 AM
On Saturday at noon, owners, sellers, and other pro-gun advocates will hold a rally at the state capitol to protest the gun control legislation that's being proposed at both the state and federal level.
The Hartford rally is affiliated with a group...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Incoming state Rep. Christina Ayala says she won't buckle under pressure to resign following her arrest in a domestic dispute (which follows charges in an August hit-and-run) but the incident is nonetheless jeopardizing her seat. Ayala, 29, requested a...