| Jun 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The office of the chief state medical examiner said Thursday that the death of Kyla Ryng was a homicide and the death of her husband, Alexander Ryng, was a suicide. The Bristol couple were found in their home Wednesday, both with single gunshots to the...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Connecticut has at least 200 mostly small, emphatically local museums. Although they have almost nothing in common — local history being the least homogenous thing imaginable — they do share a kind of exuberant localism. If you want to know...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:47 PM
When the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan was new, in the 1840s, New London harbor was a floating forest of topmasts, the second largest whaling port in the country. As the wonderfully restored wooden whaler set sail from New London this past weekend, there...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 4:24 AM
Tensions between Irish immigrants and anti-immigrant nativists nearly exploded into violence during newly elected Connecticut Gov. William T. Minor's May 1855 inaugural parade.
A month earlier, Minor and his fellow Know-Nothing Party candidates had...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
Stephen L. Saltzman was at New York University, almost done with his studies in a tax law program, when a well-meaning Irish Catholic instructor invited him to interview at a large Boston law firm where he worked.
But when Saltzman got to Massachusetts,...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 4:13 AM
At the helm of a ship early in her career with the U.S. Coast Guard, Sandra Stosz was given an ultimatum:
"You stand on the bridge like John Wayne with a six-gun in each hand barking orders and then I'll qualify you."
Stosz, a 1978 graduate of the U....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:05 PM
I have no answer. I'm going to ask the question, anyway.
If the forces that oppose the Rock Cats' move to Hartford in what has become a daily food fight are able to kill the $60 million stadium deal, will it enhance or diminish the chances of getting...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:57 AM
At the close of that year I was sold to a Thomas Stanton, and had to be separated from my wife and one daughter, who was about one month old. He resided at Stonington Point. To this place I brought with me from my late master's ... three old Spanish...
| May 31, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The news that “Menopause the Musical” is returning to Connecticut is not exactly a headline grabber.
After all, the show has been entertaining scads of largely female audiences for years in theaters across the country. It’s even...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:56 PM
The Mohegan Tribe announced Thursday a new franchise agreement to bring 16 locations of a Colorado burger chain to New England.
The tribe entered an agreement to open 16 Smashburger locations in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The burger...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:29 AM
I knew Arnie Holm slightly when we were growing up in southeastern Connecticut. He was a couple of years older than I, and we both caddied at the New London Country Club in Waterford. He was a big, blond, outgoing kid; a fearsome football player at...