Manchester Gets New Tree To Light

When Storm Sandy destroyed the old Norwegian Spruce on the St. James Church lawn in 2012, it was removed and a new 20′ tall Balsam Fir was planted in its place. Hundreds turned out Thursday night for Manchester’s annual Tree Lighting ceremony to watch the new tree light up as well as sing carols and […]

UConn Women Cruise Once More

The UConn women met Ohio State University at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, taking part in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge tournament Sunday night. VIEW MORE PHOTOS

Welcome Home USS Dallas

In a tradition dating back to sailing ships, the Navy warship homecoming ceremony lives on. The USS Dallas, a Los Angeles class nuclear powered submarine came home to Groton Monday from its final deployment after 30 years of service. Hundreds of anxious wives, children, mothers and fathers waited in the bitter cold for their loved […]

New Britain Tribute to JFK

The New Britain Ancient Order of Hibernians honored the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy with a wreath laying ceremony at the JFK monument in Walnut Hill Park on Friday. VIEW MORE PHOTOS

20th Holiday Train Show

The 20th Annual Holiday Train Show at the Ct. River Museum in Essex is created by Steven Cryan, a local maritime and railroad artist and master model train builder. The 26’ long and 8’ wide layout has thousands of model vehicles, people and buildings in addition to twelve trains running at all times. Every inch […]

UConn Blows Out Detroit 101-55

The UConn men met Detroit at Gampel Pavilion Thursday night and won, 101-55. Up by 40 points in the second half, Coach Kevin Ollie allowed his entire bench to get into the game. VIEW MORE

Wild Things: A Sendak Celebration

A new exhibit at the New Britain Museum of American Art featuring the work of famed author and artist Maurice Sendak will open on Saturday, Nov. 9th. The Sendak exhibit, author of “Where the Wild Things Are,” contains original drawings and sketches as well as movies, books and interactive displays. For full story, click here. […]

Class M Tourney Action

Let the tournaments begin! Valley Regional High School in Deep River beat the Enfield High girls soccer team 2-1 in OT in the Class M first round tournament game Valley beat Enfield Monday afternoon. VIEW MORE

Super Dogs!

More than 40 canine contestants took part in the first annual Howl N’ Prowl Dog Costume Parade held Thursday at Rockwell Park sponsored by the Bristol Parks & Rec Dept. VIEW MORE  

Hall of Fame Coach

Joe Grippo has coached girls volleyball at Morgan High School for 30 years winning 11 state titles for Morgan and a spot in the Connecticut Women’s Volleyball Hall of Fame.  Grippo will be inducted Nov. 26 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. VIEW MORE

Hartford Mural Project

The Connecticut Artists Initiative, working with youth artists in the North End of Hartford, have created two “elder-inspired, youth-created” murals, one in City Hall and the other on the wall of the concessions building at Waverly Park. VIEW MORE

Boat Building Turns 50

The Phoenix Insurance Company’s famed “Boat Building,” the world’s first two sided building, will celebrate its 50th anniversary this month. Designed by architect Max Abramovitz, the landmark building was completed in 1963 and still looks remarkably the same inside and out after five decades of use. VIEW MORE

Goooaaaallll!!!

On a perfect autumn afternoon with temperatures in the 70’s, the Rocky Hill girls soccer team beat EO Smith, 4-2 in Storrs. VIEW MORE

Smoldering Remains

State and local investigators sifted through the rubble of the still smoldering structure at 805/809 Main Street Monday to try and determine how the fire started and how to safely demolish the structure. Flames broke out around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, fire officials said, and destroyed the Great Harvest Bread Co., a coin shop and numerous […]

SUFFIELD OVER BOLTON, 3-0

The Suffield High boys soccer team continued their unbeaten streak to 11-0 after beating Bolton, 3-0 on their home field Thursday. VIEW MORE 

A Tent Marathon

It will be a marathon week for the tent crews as they work long hours to set up close to 50 tents for the marathon. The tent crew from Taylor Rental in Manchester was making tremendous progress in Bushnell Park Tuesday in preparation for Saturday’s Hartford Marathon. The tents are used for medical facilities, food, media, […]

Adaptive Rowing on the River

The Connecticut River looked like glass. The sky was deep blue and the setting sun gave everything a golden glow. It was a perfect evening for rowing. Shellie Cyr, who lost the use of her legs in a 2011 auto accident, made her way along the floating dock at the Riverfront Boathouse rolling her wheelchair […]

Shipwreck Found?

UConn researchers documented the ballast stones that may be from the 200-year-old wreckage of the Young Anaconda, a privateer sunk by the British in 1814 during the Raid on Essex where the British burned and sank 27 ships. The stones were discovered on the banks of the Ct. River in Old Saybrook within site of […]

Husky Run 2013

The 3.4 mile Husky Run around the UConn campus is the traditional start to the men’s basketball season and is open to the public who can run with the team. VIEW MORE

Kayaking Doggie

Ed Dobranski of Bolton and his 7 month old German Shepherd, Max, head out onto Bolton Lake for their daily paddle/swim on a perfect Tuesday afternoon. Max follows along in the water keeping up with his master who paddles backwards to keep an eye on his faithful friend. Dobranski says they will travel close to […]

PARK(ing) DAY

Friday was  PARK(ing) Day in downtown Hartford,  an international movement to reclaim metered parking spaces and transform them into tiny, temporary parks. Hartford has always had their share of artists and goofy people and this was a perfect opportunity to show those qualities off. VIEW MORE

America’s Cup Dreams

The two Stars and Stripes racing boats at Pilots Point Marina were built by Dennis Conner in 1990 as training boats for the America’s Cup. Berthed at Pilots Point, they are now available for charter and often used for corporation team building seminars. The America’s Cup that is happening right now in San Francisco is […]

Let the Games Begin!

Avon High School  hosted Canton in the season opener Thursday night, Avon led for the whole game but lost in the final 8 seconds.  Canton won, 16-13. Let the games begin! VIEW MORE  

Jim Calhoun, Revisited

Former UConn head mens basketball coach Jim Calhoun announced one year ago that he would be stepping down as head coach. The Hall of Fame coach now has a small office on the second floor of Gampel Pavilion, a world away from his large office on the first floor where Kevin Ollie now presides. VIEW […]