| Nov 10, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Three short items this week: How many essential vs. non-essential state employees were working, or not, during Hurricane Sandy; an ethics fine is announced Friday against a state legislator, three days after he's re-elected; and a Fifth Amendment claim by...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Art for Everyone: The Federal Art Project in Connecticut
On view until Feb. 5, 2013. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury, mattatuckmuseum.org
Among certain political circles, it is holy writ that the government has never produced, never...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 6:17 PM
New York City has the toughest gun control laws in the country, but a new ad campaign and the organization behind it show that the effort to curb gun violence nationwide is centered here. Critics of one of the most vocal and powerful groups advocating for...
| Apr 13, 2010
After hosting months of "American Idol" viewings at home in Middlebury, some family friends of Katie Stevens moved the party to Los Angeles last week.
Penny Albini and her daughters, Maria Elaina, 19, and Julia, 15, took the week off from school and...
| Apr 21, 2011
Carmen Anthony Vacalebre had already established a successful fast-food business in the 1970s and 1980s with his Me Ma and Arby's franchises. But he wanted to step it up by opening a New York City-style steakhouse, the kind he liked to frequent.
| May 4, 2011
| 8:44 AM
1st) Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe
"Perhaps the greatest tourist attraction Waterbury has to offer thanks to an appearance on the Travel Channel, Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe attracts locals and outsiders alike looking for massive hoagies stuffed to...
| May 6, 2011
| 4:03 PM
Sada Thompson, a Tony Award-winning actress best known to TV viewers for her Emmy Award-winning role as the matriarch in the 1970s dramatic TV series "Family," has died. She was 83.
Thompson, a resident of Southbury, Conn., died of lung disease Wednesday...
| Jan 16, 2011
My bald eagle sightings in the state have been limited to sheer luck and being in the right place at the right time.
Last January, I was walking along the Quinnipiac River Gorge Trail in Meriden when a bald eagle flew mere feet above my head along the...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 3:41 AM
Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a major fire at an unsold home in Southbury overnight.
Firefighters responded to a house fire at 75 Vista View Drive at 12:30 a.m., Chief Rick Lyle said. The fire was intense and shooting through the...
| Jun 30, 2011
Andre Kreft doesn't like cookies. But with Savor, his flavor-packed, imaginative line of shortbread cookies, he's created cookies even he can love.
"I wanted to challenge the status quo of people's perceptions of what a cookie is," Kreft says. "I...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 9:02 PM
Democrats swept to victories Tuesday in Waterbury, New Britain, Middletown and Milford as well-organized candidates pounded away on local issues and got their voters to the polls in the state’s big cities.
In Middletown, Democrat Dan Drew...