| Feb 9, 2010
By all accounts, Ron Crabb loved his family and his town, and they loved him back.
"He's one of those guys you can be friends with without even trying," said Michael Ryan, a friend who served on the town's board of finance with Crabb.
Crabb, 42, a...
| Feb 9, 2010
| 8:48 AM
State flags will be flown at half-staff Wednesday from early morning into the evening in recognition of the five men who died in Sunday's blast at the Kleen Energy Systems power plant in Middletown.
The day will be observed as a statewide day of...
| Mar 11, 2010
| 7:24 AM
According to the latest U.S. Census data recorded in 2002, the state of Virginia had the ninth-largest minority-owned business population. Of all minority-owned businesses statewide, more than 40,000 were black-owned and accounted for roughly $3.7 billion...
| Feb 13, 2010
| 5:51 PM
Hundreds of mourners attended funerals around the state Saturday for three Connecticut pipe fitters who were killed in the Kleen Energy plant explosion in Middletown Feb. 7.
More than 120 people paid their respects for Ronald Crabb, 42, who was active in...
| Feb 23, 2010
Two electricians who survived the Kleen Energy power plant explosionin Middletownhave filed the first lawsuit against the contractor conducting the gas line purge that claimed the lives of six people and injured 26 others.
While some of the victims...
| Mar 14, 2011
Once a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn't long before she's being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers:
"Are you going to have an epidural or go natural?
"You're not drinking alcohol, are you?"
"Have you tried ginger for...
| Jul 27, 2010
| 10:42 AM
"It's just been a hellacious day," Deb Marsden proclaims early on a recent Wednesday afternoon.
The calls had started at 6 a.m. Between extensive heat and torrential downpours, lettuce was lost, beets were bad, radishes were cracked, zucchinis were too...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 11:03 AM
Take a sleigh ride with Foxglove Farm at Beaverbrook Farm, Beaverbrook Road, Lyme, in a four-passenger cart with leather seats and warm, heavy blankets.
No snow? Foxglove will offer horse-drawn carriage rides in one of their wedding stagecoaches instead....
| Feb 3, 2011
| 5:59 AM
CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued a snowmobiler who floated into Lake Erie from Canada after falling into the water and climbing onto a loose piece of ice about the size of a football field.
Jim Turton of Colchester,...
| Feb 6, 2011
| 6:01 PM
Perhaps the legacy of the deadly explosion at the Kleen Energy power plant one year ago today can best be understood through the prism of the host city – a community that will draw an anxious breath when the rebuilt, $1 billion plant flips the...
| Sep 13, 2010
| 3:17 PM
During an active and emotional first day of testimony in the Cheshire home-invasion case, a neighbor of the Petit family said Monday that he had just finished walking his dog the morning of July 23, 2007, when he got home and heard someone outside calling...