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  • Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?

    Medical Marijuana Is Legal, But Who Will Make Sure It's Safe?
    Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe? Connecticut's new medical pot law requires state-licensed growers to...
  • You're Such A Bad Driver

    Driving Test How much do you remember? By Deb Acord CTW Features   Most adult drivers are happy to view their test-taking days in the rearview mirror – and it shows.  One in five U.S. drivers couldn’t pass a written driving test if...
  • Rush Hour Driving

    Rush Hours Shackled by Gridlock A recent survey concluded that drivers commuting within urban areas that experience the greatest rush-hour gridlock spend a full month out of every year sitting in traffic. According to the annual National Traffic...
  • 1995: A HORRIBLE END TO A TROUBLED LIFE WOMAN DRAGGED TO DEATH BY CAR BATTLED ADDICTION

       Robert Baskin thought his daughter was finally getting her life back on track. She had successfully completed a drug rehab program in Middletown this summer. She attended Narcotics Anonymous meetings and spoke of plans to get her high school...
  • Wedding Installations: Art galleries offer a unique venue with its own distinct décor already in place

    Wedding Installations: Art galleries offer a unique venue with its own distinct décor already in place
    Galleries are places to celebrate artists and their work. But they can be the perfect creative haven to celebrate a wedding. The décor is already in place; all you need are the guests, food and drinks, and music. Most galleries that allow weddings are...
  • Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park in Portland

    Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park in Portland
    If it's possible to have the summer doldrums, there is a perfect place to cure your boredom! Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park in Portland is literally chock full of warm weather activities. Kayaking, scuba diving, wake boarding and zip lining are...
  • Obama commemorates Special Olympics anniversary at star-studded White House event

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all there - but the only guest who got to give President Barack Obama a hug during his speech was restaurant owner Tim Harris. Harris has Down syndrome, but he owns his own...
  • Medical pot shops are no big deal

    Medical pot shops are no big deal
    You'd think licensed dispensaries for medical marijuana were all-ages opium dens from the wariness bordering on paranoia with which state and local officials are grudgingly preparing for them to open. A year ago Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law...
  • U.S. Senate confirms first ambassador to Russia in five months

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously approved President Barack Obama's choice of John Tefft to be the next American ambassador to Russia, filling a post that had been vacant since February. Tefft is a former envy to Ukraine...
  • Ben Hoffman on his Nelson Algren Award-winning story

    Ben Hoffman on his Nelson Algren Award-winning story
    Ben Hoffman was just a handful of rejection letters away from giving up on writing before he ever really started. About five years ago, after a stint teaching seventh- and eighth-graders through Teach For America in Washington, D.C., Hoffman, 30,...
  • Cliff Lee placed on DL, likely done for season

    Cliff Lee placed on DL, likely done for season
    As if the Phillies didn't need anything else to go wrong. Cliff Lee strained his left flexor pronator for the second time this season with two outs in the third inning of a 10-4 win over the Washington Nationals Thursday evening. It was just his third...