| May 2, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Jeanne Davies enjoys the world of transportation and "connecting the dots." But those dots get a little blurred when they run along the banks of the Connecticut River on the abandoned Valley Railroad.
As principal planner and deputy director for the...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:34 AM
In some ways, Israel Putnam defied the image of a classic American hero.
Stout, if not fat, he was unreserved, a man of many words who reveled in racy ballads and rum-fueled stories. He was also a farmer from Connecticut, a state with few pedestals in...
| May 25, 2014
| 6:27 AM
| May 21, 2014
| 11:25 AM
The next time you're visiting the state's farm wineries, save room for pan-roasted chicken breast with housemade gnocchi, spring onions and sweet peas, paired with an estate reserve Chardonnay. Or dry Riesling with wood-grilled Jamaican jerk chicken,...
| Jan 13, 2014
If Chris Christie's insistence that he didn't order his aides to snarl traffic on the George Washington Bridge sounds familiar, it should. Think Shakespeare. More specifically, think "Richard II."
Reading the emails sent by Christie's aides and...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Can we take a little break from the relentless, pounding headache that is state politics and speak instead of snow? I have several agenda items:
No. 1. Should snowstorms have names? The notion that last Tuesday night's storm was named Chester rests...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Sixteen regional artists play around with contrast at Illumination: A Playful Dance with Light, on display at Pomfret's Celebrations Gallery until Sept. 1. Go see works in different mediums — photography, sculpture, mixed media, paints of all kinds,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Putnam markets itself pretty well, calling the town "Connecticut's Best Kept Secret" or "The Heart of Connecticut's Quiet Corner."
And a secret within that heart is the River Mills Heritage Trail and Putnam River Trail – two paths that showcase...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:17 AM
Police needed the assistance of a ladder truck to remove an inebriated man from the roof of the Comfort Suites early Sunday morning.
William Owens, 22, of Carlisle and Newville, was throwing bottles onto South Hanover Street and parking garage. Police...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Big Red ForThe Arts
Feb. 6, The Society Room of Hartford, 31 Pratt St., Hartford, letsgoarts.org, $175 for VIP Tasting and Entrance, $100 for General Entrance ($375 for a group of four)
If you've ever wanted to taste from a wide-ranging spectrum...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 3:07 PM
That's pretty much my reaction each time I pass portions of the abandoned Air Line Railroad as it twists and turns from the rusting iron swing bridge across the Connecticut River through Portland and into the Cobalt section of East Hampton....