| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Joe Duffy of Wethersfield had a fine career as a high school teacher, historian and writer. But as he begins his eighth decade, he has unfinished business. He has an adult daughter, Katie, with intellectual disabilities who lives with him and his wife....
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Walking along the Farmington River Trail in Canton recently I passed the back yard of a home with a cord or more of nicely stacked firewood.
Atop the stack were little bundles of slender twigs and thumb-thick branches, perhaps 15 inches in length,...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:53 AM
“Drawpaintings” by Ron Crowcroft — made with acrylic and oil-based paint markers on canvas — will be on display at Southbury Public Library, 100 Poverty Road, from Tuesday, Jan. 7, to Thursday, Feb. 27.
Crowcroft, from Woodbury,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:40 PM
It had already been an awe-inspiring trip into the natural world, with everything etched in strokes of white after the season's first real snow.
With the biting north wind still a no-show, snow hung on branches, clung to pine boughs and lay plastered on...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 3:51 PM
State police investigating the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have focused some of their efforts on the police response, interviewing local officers to iron out inconsistencies in their versions of events and examining decisions made in the minutes...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:09 PM
Over the past two months, the dispatch operations of the four state police troops in the eastern district were consolidated into one barracks in Tolland, a merger that was completed Monday.
State police officials say the consolidation will help...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:20 AM
While artists are often recognized at an early age, their creative vitality often lasts a lifetime. The Art of Experience 2013, the 6th annual juried art show at the Pomperaug Woods retirement community, stresses this point. All work featured in the...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 7:16 AM
The Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show at Pomperaug Woods, a retirement community at 80 Heritage Road in Southbury, will be on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day
All artists in the show are 70 and older. Winners in...
| Jul 19, 2013
Are you better off now than you were four days ago? -- Pat Foley, Homer Glen, Ill.
I want you -- to pay higher gas taxes! -- Michael F. Tierney, New Britain
This is just adding fuel to the ire. -- Bill Hook, Plainville
| Jul 23, 2013
| 8:05 AM
July 25: Long Splice, 5:30 p.m., Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, (860) 767-8269. ctrivermuseum.org; Hope Road, 6 p.m., Esker Point Beach, 900 Groton Long Point Rd., Groton, (860) 441-6600. grotonrec.com; Long Island Sound, 6:30 p.m., Vece...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:47 AM
“Loss|Gain,” an exhibit of work by Connecticut artitsts who have received Artist Fellowships from the Connecticut Office of the Arts, will be at The Gallery at Constitution Plaza, which is on the second floor of the office building at One...