| Nov 1, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Spice the mouse was spinning happily on his exercise wheel, untroubled by the move that the Meyer family was making to escape the cold and dark.
But unlike most families, Melissa and Carl Meyer, their three kids aged 7, 5 and 3, two mice, two cats and...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:05 AM
-Ansonia Police Officer John Troesser responded to reports that a roaming pit bull bit a man. He says such a dog "came charging toward [him] and was barking aggressively" and, lacking any more calm or creative solutions, shot it. One problem: It was the...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 5:05 PM
HARTFORD — Marquis Smith of New Haven takes home less than $300 a week from his minimum wage job at a mall gift shop.
The 26-year-old Iraq War veteran is single and doesn't have kids, "but even with that being the case,'' he said, "it's still...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Fair-goers have drained away from the grounds of the Haddam Neck Fair, which, tucked in a bucolic section of Haddam, always marks Labor Day weekend. There the carnival rides have been packed up, the last skillet in the Ladies Skillet Throwing contest...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Alive @ 5, Columbus Park, Main St. & W. Park Place, Stamford. (203) 348-5285, Stamford-downtown.com. June 21: Los Lonely Boys. June 28: G. Love & Special Sauce. July 5: Creedence Clearwater Revisited. July 19: Matisyahu. July 19: Hot Chelle Rae. July 26:...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 2:54 PM
A new exhibit incorporating the use of recycled materials, called Abstract Recycling: the Art of the Dump, created by the Provenance Center of New London, opens June 30 at the North Stonington Transfer Station. It's the second annual exhibit of its kind,...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 3:04 PM
1) Rosedale Farms
25 East Weatogue St.
2) Jonathan Edwards Winery
74 Chester Main Rd
3) Hopkins Vineyard
25 Hopkins Rd.
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:34 AM
113th Italian Festa Celebration: June 27-30. St. Andrew Club Grounds, 515 Chapel St., New Haven, ssaanewhaven.com. A parade, Italian music, Italian food and a celebration of Italian-American heritage. Free.
21st Annual Arts and Craft Fair: Aug. 17, 10...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Despite compelling testimony by Newtown parent Neil Heslin at a key Senate hearing in Washington, it now appears unlikely that the proposed federal assault weapons ban will gain congressional approval.
That is unfortunate, but it should not derail the...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Of the many ideas in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget message Wednesday, the one that has most underwhelmed mayors and first selectmen is the proposed property-tax exemption on motor vehicles.
Mr. Malloy proposed a tax exemption for the first $20,000 of...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Roundabouts. It's such a cute, innocent name. Yet lots of Connecticut drivers dread them as vicious, confusing, frightening traffic whirlpools that could suck them into mayhem and misdirection.
And that's too bad. Replacing regular traffic-light or...