Grad Central

Friends and family of Central Connecticut State University graduates packed the XL Center Saturday for commencement. VIEW MORE PHOTOS

Rally for Charter Schools

Hundreds gathered at the Capital Thursday afternoon to rally for expansion of charter school access for Connecticut students. Two new charter schools (set to open in September) in Stamford and Bridgeport are in danger of not opening and expansion of existing schools is also not guaranteed. Turnout was impressive at that Capitol as the voice [...]

CT American Idol Returns Home

After months of performance on the road and competition on the television show “American Idol,” Nick Fradiani returned to his native Guilford Friday. The show of support was overwhelming even to Nick, who is now a finalist on the hit show. Nick received a hero’s welcome at his alma mater Guilford High School, playing a [...]

UConn Men Take Two in Florida

After some shaky performances at home to start the season, a January trip to Florida may have been just what the doctor ordered to jumpstart the Huskies’ season. After a slow start in both contests, the UConn men showed guts in grinding out victories in Gainesville against the University of Florida and in Tampa in [...]

Capital Prep Wins First State Football Crown

Capital Prep upset North Branford on Saturday at Central Connecticut State University’s Arute Field to win the Class S small Connecticut championship–the school’s first such title.  VIEW MORE

Stealing Sunshine

The UConn women got a post-Thanksgiving respite from the chill of New England and traveled to the Sunshine State to steal some rays and some basketballs. After a cool start against the College of Charleston, the Huskies heated up and went on to dominate Vanderbilt and Wisconsin-Green Bay to claim the Gulf Coast Showcase title. [...]

Stanford Snaps UConn Win Streak

The Stanford Cardinal halted the Husky 47-game win streak in its tracks Monday night in Stanford, California.  A masterful defensive effort against Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and a cool night shooting for UConn, dropped the Huskies to 1-1 for the season. Stanford, CA – 11/17/14 – UConn forward Breanna Stewart (30) is tied up by Stanford forward [...]

Election Day – Connecticut 2014

An election day that started early and went well into the next morning, gave us many visual moments of intrigue.  Here are a few that the Courant photographers captured. – 11/4/14 – Hartford, CT – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy claims victory at 12:30 am as he took the stage with Lt. gov. Nancy Wyman and [...]

Farewell Landon

The most decorated American international footballer has hung up his boots for the US national team. There has long been debate (voiced by yours truly) about what Landon Donovan could be, or could have been as a player. His club football cameos in Europe were largely disappointing (loans at Everton aside). His eagerness to return [...]

Goshen Fair

Goshen again played host to one of the premier country fairs in Connecticut on Labor Day weekend. Goshen, CT – 08/30/14 – Connor Johnson, of New Milford, carries fresh milk at the Goshen Fair Saturday. Photos by Brad Horrigan. VIEW MORE

Connecticut Open – Day 6

Magdalena Rybarikova defeated Camila Giorgi in straight sets (6-2, 6-4) Friday afternoon in New Haven to advance to the women’s final at the 2014 Connecticut Open. New Haven, CT – 08/22/14 – Magdalena Rybarikova saves a point in the second set of her victory over Camila Giorgi Friday. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN  VIEW MORE

Street Yoga

LaSalle Road in West Hartford was flooded with people practicing yoga in the morning sunlight Saturday. West Hartford Yoga’s “Yoga on LaSalle” keeps growing each year and around 1000 people could be seen with yoga mats on West Hartford’s LaSalle Road this weekend. West Hartford, CT – 07/26/14 – A communal yoga class takes place [...]

Hillary Promotes Book in Madison

As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed books inside RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, dozens of opponents protested across the street and a line of hundreds of supporters snaked down Boston Post Road. This latter group was hopeful that they would get a chance to meet Clinton herself and perhaps take home an autographed [...]

Heaven in Hartford

Heaven has arrived in downtown Hartford. A combination of $150,000 in federal grant monies and $10,000 from the Tony Hawk Foundation has allowed a large portion of New Ross, County Wexford Park to be converted into a skatepark. Finally, the capital city has a place that local kids can skate, perform and write graffiti. And [...]

Shabazz Drafted…Then Traded

Former UConn standout Shabazz Napier knew he would be a first round selection in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, but he (like the rest of us) was unsure just when his name would be called by NBA commissioner Adam Silver.  The Charlotte Hornets selected him 24th overall at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn…but then promptly traded Shabazz to [...]

Spring Flowers Grown Locally

  Somers – CT – A worker waters flowers in a three-season greenhouse at Grower Direct Farms Thursday. Grower Direct supplies big box stores across New England with thousands of flowers. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Here fishy, fishy, fishy…

It didn’t feel like spring, but local fishermen and women took to the pond at Manchester Coon and Fox Club in Coventery Saturday for the group’s annual fishing derby. Coventry, CT – 04/05/14 – Emily McCrystal, 4, of Vernon, makes a dramatized, sad face after discovering that her hook has no fish on it. Looking [...]

Don’t Forget the Little People

Practice was open to the public and the media Thursday at MSG, as Iowa State prepared for Friday’s matchup against UConn. When 7 year-old Noah Miller flagged down DeAndre Kane (not pictured) for an autograph behind the basket, he could not have foreseen what was about to happen. After Kane, (Iowa State’s biggest star) graciously [...]

2014 Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Downtown Hartford played host to the 43rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday. Everyone was Irish Saturday, as the temperatures inched into the low 50s. Hartford, CT  03/15/14 – Nancy Sheridan, of Glastonbury, dances Saturday during the 2014 Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Asylum Street. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com VIEW MORE

Louisville Buries Huskies

Louisville, KY 03/08/14 – UConn’s Ryan Boatright looks exhausted during the second half of his team’s 81-48 defeat to Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center Saturday afternoon.  Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com VIEW GALLERY

Special Olympics Connecticut Winter Games

Simsbury played host again to the Special Olympics Connecticut Winter Games 2014 on March 1st and 2nd.  Here are some images from Saturday’s action. Simsbury, CT  03/01/14 –  Elijah Pollard, of Team Plainfield, competes in a snow shoe race at the Special Olympics Connecticut Winter Games Saturday at the CL&P campus.  Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN [...]

UConn Edged by Bearcats

  UConn came out hot and took a five point lead into halftime against Cincinnati Thursday night in chilly Ohio. The Bearcats clawed back in the second half behind Sean Kilpatrick’s 26 points to lengthen their home winning streak to 17 games. With the 63-58 loss, the Huskies fall to 5-4 in the conference. Cincinnati, [...]

UConn Sharp in Cincy

An efficient Husky team cruised to victory in Cincinnati, Ohio Saturday afternoon by a score of 86-29. Former UConn player Jamelle Elliot and her Cincinnati Bearcats had no answer to the UConn swarming defense or to the potent, Husky offensive attack.  UConn shot an incredible 56% from the field while forcing 14 steals. With the [...]

UConn Outlasts Rutgers at the RAC

Behind a strong second half performance by Shabazz Napier, the Huskies held on for victory in New Jersey Saturday night. Up by five points at the half, UConn gave up their advantage early in the second half. After a slow start, Napier heated up late to help the Huskies regain the lead and finish as [...]