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The Hartford CourantThe University of Connecticut's Sandy Hook Memorial Scholarship Fund got a boost Thursday when the Connecticut Education Association announced plans to raise at least $1 million for the fund and also to create a permanent monument to those who died in the...
Rep. Joe Courtney (D.-Conn.) understands it looks a little strange that he issued a letter chastising Steven Spielberg when it was Ben Affleck who helped him get elected. But he finds the idea that Affleck put him up to it — or that he took it upon...
Tags: Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner, Movies, Voting, U.S. Congress
The Hartford CourantI'm not much of a bird-watcher. But I'm a devoted and appreciative observer of the common loon. Every time I see its black-and-white beauty, hear its eerie wail or watch its deep-water diving is a blessing. Each cry of the loon is precious to me. So news...
Tags: Lakes and Ponds, Whitefish, Botulism, Government, Politics
The University of Connecticut is so worried about clean water supplies for its Storrs campus that it’s considering sucking H2O from as far away as the Farmington River Valley. Some of UConn’s closest neighbors are more worried about...
A quick look around downtown Hartford shows that changes are underway. The "Butt Ugly" building at the mouth of the city's core has been torn down, along with deconstruction projects all around the area. Construction of high-end apartments downtown...
The Hartford CourantDespite its location literally steps from the University of Connecticut, the owners of new Storrs restaurant Dog Lane Café say they're not necessarily trying to attract students. The rest of the town has that covered. "[We] did a study…and at the...
After weeks of unspeakable tragedy, funerals and muted holiday celebrations, Thursday was about normalcy for Sandy Hook Elementary School students -- at least as much as was possible. About 500 students and their teachers were back in class for the...
The Hartford CourantI lived in Manhattan when Ed Koch was running it in the 1980s. I met the mayor, who died Friday, a dozen times but not at fundraisers, book parties or political conventions. I was putting myself through graduate school and working two part-time jobs. I...
You wonder why the cost of higher education is going through the roof? The Boston Globe recently reported that John F. O'Brien, dean of New England Law, Boston — formerly the New England School of Law — rakes in $867,000 a year in salary and...
The Hartford CourantGov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated 15 new Superior Court judges Thursday, including prominent Republican Andrew Roraback among the familiar names in the political and legal worlds. Many people had considered Roraback the Republican Party's best chance to...
Tags: New Britain, Glastonbury, Judges, Lawyers, Government
The Hartford CourantWhen ESPN went on the air in 1979, there was no running water for the couple of dozen employees at the Bristol headquarters, and they used port-a-johns and worked long hours fueled only by vendor carts at the construction site. The entire operation...
Francis X. Hennessy, a judge who rose to the state's second-highest court and a political adviser to Democrat Ella Grasso in her campaign for governor, died Tuesday at the age of 82. During a 36-year career in the state courts, Hennessy was a juvenile...
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