| Aug 30, 2013
| 3:25 PM
When I was superintendent of schools in Groton, I would often have heart-to-heart talks with young people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Too often, our educational systems give these students the impression they can't...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:30 PM
There's a theory floating around that a latter-day band of buccaneers is trying to capture Connecticut's flagship and sail it away from its home port of New Haven.
Of course, these alleged pirates insist they only want to save the Amistad from what they...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 10:23 AM
For many local governments, the promise is seductive. A cottage industry of consultants and network builders — who stand to profit handsomely — sell the idea to misty-eyed government officials that building a municipal broadband network will...
| Oct 22, 2013
Bee and Marvin form a devoted couple, and despite that unfortunate sex incident, they still can't get enough of each other.
Kept safely apart in adjoining pens until Bee recovers from injuries she sustained during some rough summer hanky panky, the...
| Oct 20, 2013
For a tiny state, Connecticut is big on culture. We're home to hundreds of museums featuring fabulous art and artifacts. But in many cases, admissions aren't cheap — which can make them inaccessible to individuals and families on tight budgets....
| Nov 2, 2013
| 7:21 PM
— As the daughter of a U.S. president, Susan Ford Bales belongs to an exclusive club. She will join another one Saturday at Newport News Shipbuilding.
Not everyone can say they've got a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in the family.
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:53 PM
"Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach."
This is an odious and offensive insult to teachers everywhere. It should be banished, sent to the same place the "n" word has gone. Never will I write it again.
It's an insult to the memory of the...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 2:49 PM
As the boat moved down the channel into Long Island Sound, the captain ordered a message sent ashore that forever changed the strategy of naval warfare: "Underway on nuclear power."
With those words on the morning of Jan. 17, 1955, Cmdr. Eugene...
| Jun 29, 2013
They're staples of sci-fi, fantasy and horror fiction, but psychic phenomena — extrasensory perception, channeling, communication with the dead and so on — rarely figure prominently in literary novels. In "Sisterland," however, best-selling...
| 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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Independence Day reminded me I never had a chance to write about a University of Central Florida project that honored an American hero — the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — this spring.
UCF students and faculty spent their spring break in...