| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:57 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 4:57 PM
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...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 9:06 PM
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...
| 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...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:53 AM
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...
| 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....