Storm-Weary

Cleanup continues in Arkansas after tornadoes battered the South for days. In Arkansas and Mississippi, the hardest hit states, 27 people have died and mare than 200 have been injured as storms reduced homes to splinters. Makeshift shelters have been set up for thousands of families left homeless while the National Guard, police and residents [...]

Hungry Huskies Win Fourth Championship

After the game, UConn senior guard, Shabazz Napier, explained to the crowd at AT&T Stadium in Dallas Texas how UConn defeated the odds, and some of the country’s highest ranked teams, to win their fourth national title. They were hungry. They were the “Hungry Huskies.” UConn left it all on the floor as they beat [...]

UConn Men Advance To NCAA Championship Game

The game ended much differently than it started. Midway through the first period, UConn was down by twelve points, 16 to 4. But after a called timeout UConn roared back to score 11 unanswered points, which saw DeAndrea Daniels hit the three-point- shots. When UConn ended the first half with a three point lead, the [...]

UConn Men Defeat MSU Spartans, Advance to Final Four

The University  of Connecticut men’s basketball team continued their tradition of creating remarkable memories for Connecticut fans on the wooden planks of the “World’s Most Famous Arena.”  They started off strong against the powerful Michigan State University Spartans, but finished even stronger. In between, however, they created a little drama by  falling behind by as many as [...]

UConn Is Great!!!… 8

The University of Connecticut Huskies added to their long string of impressive victories in “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” with a hard fought victory over the Iowa State Cyclones by a score of 81 to 76, on their way through the NCCA’s Division One tournament. By winning the game, UConn left the Sweet Sixteen and [...]

UConn Loses To Louisville

The University of Connecticut didn’t play bad, they just ran into a very hot Louisville team. UConn was able to slow Louisville’s offense by with their own good defense, but Louisville’s defense was stifling at times. Especially in the closing seconds of the first half, which saw them score five quick points, the last basket [...]

UConn Hangs On To Beat Cincinnati 58-56

The game was physical as expected, with UConn’s big men taking control under the basket when it mattered most, in the closing seconds of the game. Ryan Boatright hit critical back-to-back three-point shots and a couple clutch free throws and UConn defense held the Bearcats scoreless for stretches of the second half. In the end, the University [...]

Giffey Leads UConn’s Rout over Memphis

Led by Niels Giffey’s  six three-point-shots and career-high 24 points, the University of Connecticut beat the University of Memphis, on their home court, in the Quarterfinals of the American Athletic Conference Thursday night by a score of 72 to 53. The Huskies will now face Cincinatti in the semifinals. Click here to read Dom Amore’s [...]

Serving The President

Rob Chivoloni, owner/chef of Café Beuregard, stands wit his wife, Alice Bruno, behind the counter of his New Britain Café. Behind them, sitting on top of a soda cooler, is the chair that President Barack Obama sat in yesterday while eating at their New Britain sandwich shop. About a week ago, Chiovoloni was told that [...]

President Obama Visits New Britain

President Barack Obama chose New Britain, Conn. to make an important policy speech on raising the minimum wage. He brought four New England governors along with him to stress the importance of the issue. But before heading over to Central Connecticut State University, the President brought the governors and Sec. Of Labor to a New [...]

Paschal Chukwu Helps Keep Fairfield Prep Undefeated

Xavier High School’s gymnasium was filled Tuesday night, as many in the crowd came to see Fairfield Prep’s big man. The Jesuits Senior 7-foot center, Paschal Chukwu, did not disappoint, with a couple of monster dunks, some blocked shots, and in general, creating a traffic jam under the Xavier basket. Fairfield Prep, won the game by a score of [...]

Gov. Malloy’s State Of The State Address

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy presented his State Of The State address to a joint senate-house session in the House chamber of the State Capitol Thursday night. The beginning of the 2014 legislative session was delayed a because of the snow storm that hid the state yesterday. Malloy spoke for the better part of an hour, [...]

Lady Huskies Destroy SMU Mustangs

On the eve of a forecast winter storm, the University of Connecticut Women’s basketball team created their own weather pattern inside Gampel Pavilion. The winds started suddenly at the tip off, and only picked up speed from there. The total team effort saw five players score in double digits, and led by Stefanie Dolson, they [...]

Ancient Egypt Revealed at CT Science Center

The Connecticut Science Center’s latest exhibit, “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science,” will be on view to the public from February 1, though May, 4. The show offers interactive exhibits on translating Egyptian hieroglyphics, doing an archaeological dig, as well as having a real mummy on display. Exhibit Highlights:  A real human mummy and a [...]

UConn Huskies Defeat Memphis Tigers

It wasn’t just a win, it was a big win. It was a victory road win in an unfriendly arena over the nationally ranked Memphis Tigers. This victory meant much more than one just one more mark in the win column, it seemed to send a message that this team is the real deal. DeAndre [...]

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Visits Connecticut

One of six Oscar Mayer Wienermobile’s is visiting Connecticut this week, driven by two self-described Hotdoggers whose job it is, is to spread brand awareness across the country. The vehicle is a corporate icon that dates back to the 1930’s, and serves to spread not only company brand awareness, but according to the two drivers [...]

Hartford Mathletes First Competition

A group of Hartford Math teachers celebrated their inaugural after school math club by holding a day long competition. Called, Hartford Mathletes, allows any Hartford high school to host its own team, consisting of students interested in improving their math skills. The only requirement is a teacher in each school to agree to organize their [...]

UConn Heats Up A Cold Night

The temperature outside was 5 degrees, but the UConn woman created their own heat early in the game and beat the University of Houston Cougars by a score of 90 to 40. The starters sat for long portions of the game or the score would have been even more lopsided. The game was remarkable in [...]

Cava Restaurant Decorates For Christmas

Every year, Cava Restaurant is a holiday attraction for more than just its food. The owners of the Italian restaurant, on West St. in Southington, have invested approximately $50,000 in seasonal decorations to make the dining experience unique and festive for the holiday season. Each room is decorated in a different theme, and each year [...]

Connecticut’s First Snowfall of 2014

It didn’t take long for Connecticut to receive a decent snowfall in the new year. The snow started early Thursday morning and continued throughout the day into Friday morning, leaving much of the state covered with snow. The high winds and low temperatures are also a concern, as mentioned in this weather story by Christine [...]

East Catholic Boys Hoop defeat East Hartford

It was a close game throughout, even though the East Hartford boys basketball Eagles led for most of the game. But the East High School Hornets found a way to tie the game at the end of regulation and send it into overtime. The Eagles eventually went on to regain the lead in overtime and [...]

High School Girls Basketball Beings

The 2013-2014 High School girls basketball season began this past week with Weaver High School playing on Farmington High School in Farmington. The game was a battle between two of last years best teams, with Weaver making it to the Class M semifinals, and Farmington winning the Class L championship. Although the Farmington Indians held a [...]

Jacoby Ellsbury’s Last 6 Games With The Red Sox

By signing a seven-year $153 million contract with the New York Yankees, Jacoby Ellsbury has switch sides in one of baseballs most bitter rivalries. Having recently covered the 2013 World Series, I thought it would be appropriate timing to look back at that series and his role in it. Below are photos from all six [...]

80th Anniversary of Prohibition

If you’re in the mood for a drink, go ahead a grab a glass and toast to your ability to do so. This week, since it is the eightieth anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition. According to this Wikipedia post, the “nationwide ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages,” lasted from [...]