| Oct 8, 2010
The history of visual art in Connecticut usually is traced to the first professional painter, William Johnston of Boston, who began working in the region around 1762.
But, as Susan P. Schoelwer notes in the introduction to a new scholarly catalog, "at...
| Apr 24, 2011
Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators.
But this year's bill —...
| Jan 11, 2011
Even as House Republicans press to repeal the health care law, government advisers this week are preparing to wade into one of the most contentious questions raised by the legislation: What benefits must insurers cover?
The answer will affect tens of...
| Oct 22, 2010
Just as you can master a foreign language like Chinese, you can learn the language of interior design, says New York interior designer Alexa Hampton.
"In fact, when you look at a room, you're reading it," she says. "It's a vocabulary that you can learn."...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 12:05 AM
"It's all in the mix" was the refrain last weekend at the Interior Inspirations show in Old Lyme, a fund-raiser for the Child & Family Agency of Southeasatern Connecticut.
"The matchy-matchy thing is over," declared New York designer Larry Laslo. He...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 7:42 AM
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Likely named after Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, in England. A settler, Matthew Griswold, apparently left England from the port of Lyme Regis.
ORIGINS: Set off from Saybrook in 1665, the town was incorporated in 1855 as South Lyme. The...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Hundreds of Baltimore-area families have volunteered for a government study to spray their suburban yards with pesticide, which researchers hope can protect them from Lyme disease but that environmentalists warn is unsafe.
The goal, federal and state...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Let us not forget the War of 1812, spurred on in part by trade restrictions resulting from Britain warring with France. To celebrate its bicentennial, head to New London for OpSail2012, where a fleet of international and domestic tall ships make a stop in...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Luanne Rice is reading and signing at R.J. Julia Booksellers tonight. Expect a lively discussion, since her new book Little Night takes a sharp turn from her accustomed nature scenes and seaside couplings.
There’s plenty of emotional turmoil in...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Are you ready to experience all that Connecticut's local farms have to offer? Join Dinners at the Farm for their first stop of the season at White Gate Farm in East Lyme. For $150 a person, you are treated to a tour of the farm and a six course dinner...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Good thing Bill Griffith did not take Marcel Duchamp seriously. Otherwise, we'd be without Zippy (aka Zippy the Pinhead), the best-drawn daily underground comic strip in America, still running in 300 newspapers. Griffith, at the time a 19-year-old art...