| May 13, 2014
| 8:46 PM
NEW YORK — Big dreams can come from small places. And as Eric Campbell sat at his locker in the visiting team clubhouse Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, he shook his head in amazement at how big those dreams grew off Scotland Road in Norwich.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Every time I hike, I come down with a bad case of little-boy-itis. You know, that "virus" you pick up as a child that causes you to go as close to the edge of a cliff as possible or splash your way across a stream or run through the spray of a waterfall....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 2:05 PM
On Sept. 6, The Boston Globe reported that Massachusetts was creating a train service between two of Boston's most vital — but heretofore poorly connected — neighborhoods, Back Bay and the Seaport District. Two things caught my eye.
| Jan 31, 2014
"Motif Number 1" is perhaps the quintessential seaside shack of them all. The barn red fishing shack sits at the end of a pier jutting out into the middle of a busy Rockport, Mass. harbor. Multicolored lobster buoys hang haphazardly from its clapboards...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:59 AM
They raised the Costa Concordia on Tuesday. The 114,000-ton, 900-foot-long cruise ship had been on its side off the coast of Italy since January 2012, wrecked by a blundering captain who let the ship go off course and into submerged rocks. His name was...
| Nov 22, 2009
Monica's State Street Diner sits just around the corner from the Merrick For a Change campaign office in New London. The man who would be Connecticut's Democratic senator, Merrick Alpert, likes this no-nonsense eatery, where the clientele is an...
| Jul 23, 2010
I once believed that the best view of Connecticut's beaches was from the rearview mirror on the way to Cape Cod. That's not meant to be an insult (my wife calls me a Cape Cod snob), I just enjoy pristine ocean beaches with only sand dunes in the...
| May 25, 2012
| 4:21 PM
We need to talk about Scootie.
Scootie is the name I suggested, roughly 12 years ago, for the Hartford to New Britain busway, and like so many of my brilliant ideas, it was ignored.
Scootie was a good name because (a) who could hate something named...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 11:06 AM
By Jim MacPherson
In recent years, Audi has become a fierce competitor in the premium luxury field with its A6 sedan. Tastefully designed and impeccably trimmed, the A6 has seen sales soar as it managed to avoid the design excesses and manufacturing...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:40 PM
There's a right way and a wrong way to go about killing a gun-control bill.
DO: Follow the official procedures and observe the unofficial etiquette when you go to the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to testify against a bill at a public hearing....
| Dec 22, 2012
| 5:10 PM
After Dan Honan finally finished the unspeakable task of laying to rest 11 first-graders in five days, he sat and tried to put it in perspective at the same hardwood table where those children's families had made plans no one should ever make.