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BURLINGTON, Vt. — There was a McDonald's downtown in Vermont's largest city for years, but then Vermont's largest city decided it didn't want McDonald's anymore. So the McDonald's closed. A McDonald's closing. Who's ever heard of such a thing?...
The Hartford CourantThis column is for all of you who dream of having a little country estate. A place where you can walk along stone walls braced by giant maple trees every few feet. A place where you can roam across seemingly endless fields with views of the...
The Hartford CourantMaybe it's the sight of grass and trees growing up through the gravel and railroad ties. Or the rotting trestle that spans a small river and fills the air with a light scent of creosote. It could be the echoes of water dripping in an abandoned tunnel....
WATERBURY, Vt. — For someone in pursuit of a Heady Topper — the world's top-ranked beer at the moment my plane touched down in Vermont — I made the mistake of arriving on a Sunday. I had driven directly to a bar in Burlington that...
The Hartford CourantThis past week saw the passing of an iconic figure, one whose power and influence was unparalleled during the height of her popularity. No, not Margaret Thatcher. I'm talking about Annette Funicello. In the mid-to-late 1950s, Annette ruled the hearts of...
The Hartford CourantWhen New Haven Mayor John DeStefano announced his retirement in January, I knew it was just a matter of time before school Superintendent Reginald Mayo would exit, too. The two served 20 years together in their respective influential positions, a...
Six of Connecticut's star chefs come together for a Share Our Strength fundraiser on March 18 at The Mill at 2T, Tariffville. The tasting event features six courses - each chef creating one apiece - with wine pairings. Participating chefs include...
The Hartford CourantA river flows through the deep hemlock hollows in Wolcott. At times it's placid, the waters slowly flowing through the shadows of the dark forest, with the sun and clouds breaking through the canopy reflecting across the smooth surface. But at other...
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The Hartford CourantThe General Assembly should consider limiting what qualifies under law for a waiver for competitive bidding on state contracts, state auditors John C. Geragosian and Robert M. Ward said in their annual report to lawmakers, released Friday. The law...
For more than a week, South Florida stood tall. Loud and proud as the nation watched. Orange Bowl week, with the two major football games and all sorts of activities, brought in tons of money and incalculable great exposure for the area. Other than...
Dave Brubeck changed the sound of jazz in profound ways, unexpectedly becoming something of a pop star in the process. Starting in the mid-1950s, in fact, he emerged as a symbol of jazz in America, and well beyond, gracing the cover of Time magazine...
The Hartford CourantTake a moment to feel sorry for me. My stock in trade is making fun of ridiculous politicians. I lost Linda McMahon and Joe Lieberman in one night. Guys like Chris Murphy are bad for business. If he gets Quicken installed on his laptop, he's probably...
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