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  • Abandoned Ski Slopes Worth A Visit

    During the later half of the 20th century, it was common practice when Santa put skis under the tree to head out to area ski slopes. And we aren't talking about Powder Ridge, Ski Sundown or Mohawk Mountain. These slopes were of the small hill and tow...
  • Mansfield's Kame Terrace: A Rare Piece Of Our Glacial Past

    A ghostly fog rose above the kettle pond as a light rain fell on the barren branches of the oak forest. A great blue heron walked slowly along the shallow banks while the sounds of frogs hopping into the water echoed across the barren December woods....
  • Looking For Tech In All The Right Places

    We've listened to endless blather during this campaign season about how tax cuts will create jobs. I think Bruce Carlson has a better idea. He's finding potentially viable products developed by private industries in the state that for some reason have not...
  • Motorcycle Noise Pollution Runs Roughshod Over Nature

    Say the word pollution and everyone seems to be against it. Oil-soaked seabirds. Blue-green algae. Mercury blowin' in the wind. Litter. The list is endless. Extend the concept of pollution to noise and the consensus breaks down. Motorcycle rights...
  • Finally, A Day To Celebrate Hockey In Hartford

    It was 1989 and Todd Krygier, a little-known NHL newcomer, was sitting among a handful of Canadian teammates on the Whalers team bus. They wanted to know where he was from, so the American kid told them. "UConn," Krygier said. They thought he meant...
  • Higher-Ed Chief Reaped $100,000+ In Compensation Above $340,000 Salary

    Higher-Ed Chief Reaped $100,000+ In Compensation Above $340,000 Salary
    Robert Kennedy, the higher education chief who resigned Oct. 12 amid an uproar over $250,000 in unauthorized raises given to his subordinates, received at least $100,000 more than his widely reported $340,000 annual salary in 13 months on the job —...
  • State Ignores Crumbling Mansfield School

    A photographer friend called a few weeks ago, from the grounds of the former Mansfield Training School in Mansfield. "One of the buildings has a hole in the roof with a tree growing through it," he said. He knew I had written extensively about the state'...
  • Chain Of Environmental Consequences Slaughtering Birds

    I'm not much of a bird-watcher. But I'm a devoted and appreciative observer of the common loon. Every time I see its black-and-white beauty, hear its eerie wail or watch its deep-water diving is a blessing. Each cry of the loon is precious to me. So news...
  • Geno Auriemma Calls Kelly Faris' Effort 'Game For The Ages'

    Geno Auriemma Calls Kelly Faris' Effort 'Game For The Ages'
    — Geno Auriemma, a Hall of Fame coach who has seen it all, done it all over nearly three decades in Storrs, knew when he had witnessed something special. The opposing coach, one whose team had trailed by only two at halftime and still lost by 30,...
  • UConn Should Live Sustainably Within Its Watershed

    "Unquenchable" is the title of Robert Glennon's scorching critique of U.S. historical water policy. The word also applies to the University of Connecticut's seemingly unlimited thirst for water. To ensure the growth of its Technology Park, hedge against...
  • Dog Lane Cafe Opens In Storrs

    Dog Lane Cafe Opens In Storrs
    The owners of 85 Main in Putnam and Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret have opened Dog Lane Café at 1 Dog Lane, Storrs. It's described as a "European/American cafe" with seasonal, local and fresh ingredients. The menu features breakfast items, sandwiches,...