For years, Louise Washer felt helpless about how to save butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators threatened by pesticides and habitat loss. What could one person really accomplish? Then, four years ago, she read about a global plan to connect protected conservation land with pollinat…
Whether you’re looking to redo your home from top to bottom or freshen up one room, Connecticut has home furnishing stores that make it easy. Each one offers in-house interior design services with talented designers on hand to navigate you through myriad choices in not only furniture, but ru…
For the past few years, I’ve been having the travel equivalent of an extramarital affair with the Hudson Valley region of New York. Don’t worry, Connecticut, I still love you … the Hudson Valley is just, well, different.
In a world where everyone accumulates so much stuff, beautiful built-ins serve as a creative way to organize it all.
You don’t have to fly to the tropics to enjoy the remote charm of an isolated island. These picturesque escapes are all within striking distance of Connecticut, so head to the closest ferry and get ready to kick back, crack open the rosé and disconnect from mainland stresses.
The nearly $1 billion MGM Springfield opened last summer just up I-91 in Massachusetts with hoopla, media buzz and local pride for a downtown on the rise from the ruins of a 2011 tornado.
Put the words “road trip” together, say them out loud, and they open a small door into the American soul.
On vacation, readers and writers often attempt to settle down with a good book or an unfinished manuscript, respectively. A few hotels in New England are perfect literary retreats and ideal for vacationers hoping never to stray too far from the page or pen.
My wife and I recently spent the night at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville and sampled a portion of what the resort has to offer. Here’s a snapshot of our trip.
Robert Segee remembered the day in 1944 the children burned in Hartford. The day black smoke rose over Connecticut and the smell of burning canvas mixed with human flesh. It was a day that had haunted the capital city and the circus for decades and had become inextricably linked with his own…
When I get the assignment to spend a weekend at Foxwoods and write about it, I start to wonder which category gambling losses would go in on my expense report. But it’s going to be tricky to get to the tables. There’s a lot to do here.
The award is named for distinguished Connecticut residential architect Alice Washburn, an early-20th-century Connecticut designer and builder, largely self-taught, whose work is known for its thoughtful, stylistic and programmatic invention.
Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors connects individuals facing difficult medical treatment decisions with the best doctors, selected by impartial peer review in over 450 medical specialty/subspecialty combinations, to review their diagnosis and treatment plans.
Restoring a historic home to its former glory certainly speaks to the heart. Who, we wonder, once lived within those walls? What stories they would have to tell, if only we could ask them. It’s fun to let your imagination run wild, but there’s also a lot to ponder before embarking on a resto…
A research team at Danbury Hospital is developing a new screening tool for early detection of ovarian and endometrial cancers, a potential game-changer that could save thousands of women’s lives every year.
When Karl “Ken” Corey was told earlier this year he’d likely need open-heart surgery, he immediately thought he’d be recuperating for weeks, if not months, especially given that he’s 70 years old and had another major surgery last year.
An innovative new immunotherapy treatment at the Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital called CAR T-cell therapy has shown remarkable success in treating certain blood cancers, including some for which all other treatment options have failed.
Connecticut historic gardens, in all varieties, shapes and sizes, offer visitors a peek into our horticultural past.
There are tally marks on the ceiling beams of Old Lyme’s Wade-Tinker House. The faint white lines on hand-hewn beams in the home’s expansive third-floor attic look like they might have been made by a hand grasping a simple stick of school-room chalk. But “if you rub them,” says Marcello Marv…
UConn Health is among the first hospitals in the nation to use new, more precise robotic technology that enables early detection of lung cancer, including in hard-to-reach areas.
Among the many unique and innovative features of the Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit, one of the most advanced of its kind in the nation, are couplet rooms, allowing mothers and their babies to remain together while receiving care.
Glycogen storage disease is a rare genetic childhood disorder that impacts the liver’s storage and release of sugar, with potentially devastating short- and long-term implications if not properly treated each day.
For 15 years, as their son Simon aged from infancy to his teenage years, Kelley Amato and her husband Tim took Simon to scores of doctors, the most renowned medical centers in the country, and tried anything physicians said might work to ease Simon’s ever-present pain, increase his mobility and improve his quality of life.
Scott Semple has told the story many times. Even so, there’s still a glint in his eye as he talks about the trip he took to Europe that changed the course of his tenure as Connecticut’s correction commissioner, and might just change the U.S. prison system.
For most adults, spending time in nature evokes a dose of nostalgia, back to simpler times and pleasures. But these days, increasing numbers of people are opting for a new style of upgraded camping.
These are the places to go if you're looking for classic camping without the modern frills.
The immensity of the world beyond our concerns can help make our lives seem more manageable, which melts stress, and improves our sense of everyday wellbeing.
Unless you’re a really dedicated cook, you probably won’t bring your 20-piece knife set, double oven, waffle iron and all your other home kitchen toys on your camping trip. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make campfire dishes that taste like home-cooked meals.
From simple bird baths to babbling streams and intricate waterfalls, there are water garden features to suit all tastes and budgets.
Marysol Castro is the first female public address announcer in Mets history and the first Latina PA announcer in Major League Baseball.
Jessica DiMatteo, a plant science major at UConn, joined a crowd of students, faculty, staff and outside professionals at the Konover Auditorium on the last Monday morning in February to hear a talk by a renowned Israeli researcher. The junior from Bethany took notes as Hinanit Koltai, an em…
One of the state’s most vocal opponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in recent years has been Dr. Deepak D’Souza, a research scientist and professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine.
Cannabis in Connecticut may one day have a new label: locally grown.
The naturally occurring cannabinoid is increasingly being used in medical products, though its benefits may be difficult to quantify.
Mark Braunstein has lived on both ends of the marijuana spectrum. As a teenager on Long Island in the late 1960s, he smoked recreationally. As a 67-year-old paraplegic living in the woods of Waterford, he now smokes for medicinal purposes.
Ted Dumbauld is co-owner of SoNo 1420, the state’s newest distillery and the first in the world, as far as he knows, to use hemp as an integral part of the spirit-making process.
Whether you’re well-versed in the world of marijuana or a clear-lunged “weedtotaler,” chances are you’ve never been inside any of Connecticut’s nine medical marijuana dispensaries. And that’s very much by design.
Whatever your fancy, there is so much you can do to deck out your deck these days.
If there is such a thing as a Scrabble guru, Cornelia Guest certainly qualifies. A nationally ranked Scrabble tournament player in her own right, it’s the impressive track record of success on the part of the young players she coaches that truly garners attention and accolades.
We’re firm believers that it’s never too early — or too late — for breakfast. Fortunately, like powdered sugar on French toast, great breakfast joints are sprinkled all over our state.