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  • What Is The Future Of The Old Valley Road?

    What Is The Future Of The Old Valley Road?
    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...
  • 'Bombogenesis' Scary, But It Beats Politics

    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...
  • Chris Christie, by Shakespeare

    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...
  • New Storrs Center Showcases Smart Growth

    The University of Connecticut was placed in an ideal spot for its original 19th-century purpose, an agricultural school. But as it evolved into a multi-faceted research university, the location became something of a challenge. There wasn't much decent...
  • Retiree Hard At Work Creating Jobs

    Retiree Hard At Work Creating Jobs
    The final votes are tallied and at last it's time to stop talking and start creating jobs. The self-proclaimed job creators who ran for office did create jobs — especially during their campaigns — but those jobs were temporary. Now that the...
  • Under Armour All-American Game: Armwood's Leon McQuay III picks tonight

    Under Armour All-American Game: Armwood's Leon McQuay III picks tonight
    People have been waiting a long time to find out where Leon McQuay III will be going to college and the wait will finally end tonight at the Under Armour All-American Game at St. Petersburg's Tropicana Field. McQuay, the 6-foot-2, 184-pound standout...
  • 'Illumination: A Playful Dance with Light' at Celebrations Gallery in Pomfret

    'Illumination: A Playful Dance with Light' at Celebrations Gallery in Pomfret
    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,...
  • A River Trail With A View Of Putnam's Mill History

    A River Trail With A View Of Putnam's Mill History
    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...
  • A Journey To A Windswept Island In Goodwin State Forest

    A Journey To A Windswept Island In Goodwin State Forest
    Maybe it's because I read "Treasure Island" too many times as a kid. Or maybe it was the islands of grass -- known as "witches heads" -- we would hop across as kids to get to the other side of the swamp. Whatever the reason, I love islands. Whether I...
  • Food Network Star Tyler Anderson Will Help Kick Off Big Red For the Arts Event in Hartford

    Food Network Star Tyler Anderson Will Help Kick Off Big Red For the Arts Event in Hartford
    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...
  • Portland Still A Gap In State's Air Line Trail

    Portland Still A Gap In State's Air Line Trail
    Sigh. 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....