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  • Connecticut's Musical Heroes -- Natives And Adoptees

    Are we a musical state? We are indeed. But our performances and organizations tell only part of the story. In some ways, the vitality and range of Connecticut's musical history is best indicated by the large and ever-lengthening roster of notable music...
  • State Police Merge Dispatch Operations Union

    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...
  • Bundling Sticks For A Perfect Fire Is A Yankee Tradition

    Bundling Sticks For A Perfect Fire Is A Yankee Tradition
    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,...
  • Initial Police Response In Sandy Hook Shooting Scrutinized

    Initial Police Response In Sandy Hook Shooting Scrutinized
    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...
  • The First Snow Of The Season And Bald Eagles On Top Of Pistapaug Mountain

    The First Snow Of The Season And Bald Eagles On Top Of Pistapaug Mountain
    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...
  • 'The Art of Experience 2013' on Display This Weekend at Pomperaug Woods

    'The Art of Experience 2013' on Display This Weekend at Pomperaug Woods
    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...
  • Special Report: Fragile Lives; Needless Deaths

    Paula Berardi thought she'd found a safe haven for her developmentally disabled daughter, Tracey Hilliard. Four other group homes hadn't worked out, and Tracey, who also had medical problems, was a handful at home. The state Department of Mental...
  • 27 Dead, Including 20 Children, At Sandy Hook School Shooting In Newtown

    Twenty-seven people, including 20 children, are dead after a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Another person was found dead at 36 Yogananda St. in Newtown, sources told The Courant.  The shootings at the school took place in two rooms, one of...
  • Let It Close — No New Role For Southbury Training School

    Southbury Training School, the state's largest residential facility for those with intellectual disabilities, should be allowed to close — as planned — once the current generation of residents is gone. A proposal to keep it afloat by...
  • Preserve Southbury Training School Farmland

    Preserve Southbury Training School Farmland
    Large state institutions were once built to be self-sustaining; many had their own farms and grew their own food. Though some of those farms have been lost, remarkably some remain, the crown jewel of which is an 825-acre farm portion of the Southbury...
  • Commentary: How Much Worse Does It Have To Get?

    Another deadly shooting rampage has stunned our nation, this time in the quiet suburbs of Connecticut. Twenty-seven families have lost loved ones. Parents are preparing to bury their children. And hundreds of elementary school students in Newtown have...