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  • Poor Old Shine Performs at Carriage House Theater in Hartford on Saturday

    Poor Old Shine Performs at Carriage House Theater in Hartford on Saturday
    As part of HartBeat Ensemble's 360 Music at the Carriage House Theater program, Storrs Americana band Poor Old Shine (pictured) take their grungy, folksy foot-thumpin' music to Hartford on Saturday. Banjos, mandolins, a yard-sale-scrap-metal drum set...
  • UCI ranks high on green campus list

    UC Irvine received the No. 3 spot in a ranking of the "greenest" universities compiled annually by the Sierra Club's magazine. The Sierra Club dubbed the list the nation's Coolest Schools, recognizing campuses trying to solve climate problems and...
  • Who's In Charge Of Water? No One, Really

    Who's In Charge Of Water? No One, Really
    The recent controversy over who will bring an additional 2 million gallons of water a day to the University of Connecticut's main campus at Storrs highlights, yet again, the fact that Connecticut lacks a statewide water plan. As The Courant recently...
  • State's Innovative Microgrids Provide Pockets of Power

    The tropical storms and blizzards of the past few years have exposed the flaws of the network for delivering electricity, known as the grid: widespread power outages lasting, in some cases, for several days. But what if the regional system could be...
  • UConn Water Plan Won't Meet Needs

    In 2012, the University of Connecticut asked water utilities to propose new ways to increase drinking water supply to its Storrs campus. Those submitting knew that an industrial park was planned, that what is now known as the Storrs Center would be...
  • 'Man with the Golden Flute' Spreads Gospel Of Live Classical Music

    'Man with the Golden Flute'  Spreads Gospel Of Live Classical Music
    In today's world of computers, smart phones and digital music effects, live, old-fashioned, classical music is still a force to be reckoned with says Sir James Galway. "It's got a magic about it that other things don't have," Galway says. Known as...
  • Dragon's Blood Elixir is a Connecticut-Made Hot Sauce That Doesn't Destroy Your Taste Buds

    Dragon's Blood Elixir is a Connecticut-Made Hot Sauce That Doesn't Destroy Your Taste Buds
    Douglas Crane is a little like Ferdinand the Bull in the classic children's book. (Ferdinand liked to sniff flowers while his young bull peers were out in the fields butting heads, charging at each other and generally gearing up for violent showdowns with...
  • Possible Tornado Sighted Amid Storms, Heavy Rain

     Possible Tornado Sighted Amid Storms, Heavy Rain
    A possible tornado was spotted moving through Coventry into Mansfield Wednesday evening as storms moved across the state, dumping heavy rain, knocking down trees and power lines and prompting tornado warnings in Tolland and Windham counties. The...
  • Storrs Gets A New Zip-Line, Rope Adventure Park

    Storrs Gets A New Zip-Line, Rope Adventure Park
    Standing on a platform 20 feet off the ground, about a dozen medical students stand behind leafy branches, waiting their turn to fly through the trees. The platform they are standing on is not fastened to the tree in any way. Instead, a series of tree-...
  • Connecticut Museums That Are Accessible To All Budgets

    Connecticut Museums That Are Accessible To All Budgets
    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....
  • 24 UConn Administrators Receive Raises Of $10K to $22.5K

    24 UConn Administrators Receive Raises Of $10K to $22.5K
    Two dozen of the University of Connecticut's top administrators got raises ranging from $10,000 to $22,500 effective Aug. 9 — as life on the big Storrs campus remains insulated from economic conditions that have left the state struggling to...