In This Issue:
Besides founding the world's most famous secret base, Yale economics professor Richard Bissell became one of history’s most influential spy chiefs and was the architect of the the doomed Bay of Pigs operation.
The invitation down the rabbit hole came in the spring of 1957. “I’d like to talk to you about a job and your future,” said the man on the line.
The charming little house sits at the end of a cul-de-sac in the trendy Black Rock section of Bridgeport. Years ago it was barged over from Milford and puzzle-pieced in place once a cement foundation was laid. Owner and sole occupier Bonnie Gabrys, petite, warm and outgoing, with lively blue…
This & That
More than 140 years ago, the murder of a young woman in Madison and the resulting trial of a Methodist minister for the crime gripped much of the nation. And then in 1978, the 100th anniversary of the murder, the case hooked Joel Helander, Guilford’s town historian.
The CT-based company offers six games that are simple and easy to learn, but with lots of variations for gameplay.
Legend says that the firearms heiress built her labyrinth home to confuse angry spirits.
Catching up on recent news, people and trends around Connecticut.
When most people think of a flush at Mohegan Sun, it centers on drawing a hand of the same colored cards at the poker table. But when you’re trying to make your hotel and casino as safe as possible in a pandemic for the 9 million visitors Mohegan Sun draws each year, attention must be paid t…
Where & When
It’s not often you can hike back to the late 1800s along a trail where donkeys once pulled carts full of ore from mines deep in the hills down to roasting ovens and a blast furnace that produced iron and steel. Welcome to 1867 in a short-lived boomtown known as Chalybes. Today, parts of the …
He might have been one of the best pitchers the world ever saw, but his big-league career ended before it even began.
Our top picks for events happening around the state this month.
Seven exhibitions are devoted exclusively to women, including 5 solo artists and 2 thematic group exhibitions.
Home & Living
As community conservation manager for Audubon Connecticut, Ken Elkins is a big believer in the benefits, both ecological and aesthetic, of creating bird-friendly spaces in our backyards. The good news for those growing weary of yard work by this time of year is that many of the fall chores t…
“Once I see something on a project, I get the bug,” Rosano says. “Our house has been somewhat of a laboratory..."
Coming off a spring and summer of untimely Connecticut funerals — life celebrations to be sure as well — it seems a bit crass to be revisiting another bottom-line fact of life: the value some nameless actuary assigned your life or my own years ago in approving a life insurance policy. But I …
Be wary of promises to “boost your immune system,” a phrase increasingly being used amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
Eat & Drink
These molasses cookies hold a special place in Anna Llanos’ heart. Handed down from her great-grandmother, Alma Elliott, the cookies are a cherished family recipe. “Great-Grandma Elliott was very special to me. She baked these for us every time we visited her and Great-Grandpa on their homes…
Our wine expert takes a close look at three great wines available for sale here in Connecticut.
“For us, every meal has to be very vibrant,” says Mitchel Calisman. “My mom always says that your meal should look like a rainbow.”
When it comes to making tacos, husband and wife John and Morgan Nealon are definitely not bound by traditional methods.
Michael Gerrity and Ryan Fagan wanted to do more than just start a brewery. They wanted to be a liquid cog in a revitalized downtown Manchester. Gerrity and Fagan did their part in getting the wheels moving when they opened Urban Lodge Brewing Co. — the friends married sisters, last name Lod…
It was a productive summer for Adam Young, renowned pastry chef and owner, along with his wife Ebbie, of Sift Bake Shop in downtown Mystic. In June he transformed the rooftop area above his mammoth first-floor kitchen into Mix at Sift, “a cocktail bar that just happens to have a great food m…
The Last Word
"Right now if you look at the national and battleground-state polls, Biden would have to be considered the favorite. But you can’t count Trump out."