| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:22 AM
SOMERS — There are about 500 Christmas tree farms in the Nutmeg state, but Kathy Kogut of Hemlock Hill Tree Farms estimates that at most 10 make most of their living from the seasonal sales.
"You can't survive on [just] Christmas trees. You can'...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Empty nesters may find this newly built Ellington home at 59 Middle Road constructed for them in mind - but families will feel the same way, too.
The first-floor master bedroom suite is highly desirable for people who have climbed enough stairs over the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Anne S. Evans had more than just a few loose ends to tie up by noon Tuesday, the lockout deadline. As head of the U.S. Commerce Department's export assistance center in Middletown, she had conference calls and other matters for a trade delegation from...
| Jul 11, 2013
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.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Let's think about food. Not the food you eat, but the food others struggle to obtain. Congress continues to shape and debate a bill on food policy as it determines how it will allocate hundreds of billions of dollars to farmers and low-income consumers....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:57 AM
Sharing a name with a municipality in another state can lead to confusion, according to many town workers who work in identically named towns in both Connecticut and Massachusetts.
There are 40 pairs of towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts with the...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:44 AM
The University of Connecticut will pay an outside law firm to investigate its own employees' handling of allegations the school received as early as 2006 that a music professor engaged in sexual misconduct.
The school said it is cooperating in...
| Aug 11, 2013
Conde Nast Traveler has just come out with its annual Readers Choice Survey, which features a Top 10 list of the country's friendliest, and unfriendliest cities.
New Haven was designated as the third most unfriendly city in the United States, a...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:05 PM
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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:44 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2013
There are many ways to measure the quality of a workplace: wages and benefits, employee turnover, physical amenities like gyms, policies such as flex time and free lunch, and profit-sharing all come to mind.
As the chronicler of life in Connecticut,...