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It's a Jim-dandy of a controversy: The co-founder of Friendly's restaurants donated his Somers estate to Michigan's Hillsdale College. But the way the deal was approved has left a bad taste in some residents' mouths.
Want a perfect smile? Advances in general and cosmetic dentistry offer better results than ever before.
Dentists are stocked up on PPE and focused on patient safety. From the waiting room to the dental chair, here’s what to expect.
Long Island Sound has seen a remarkable recovery since its days as an industrial dumping ground, but scientists and advocates continue to face new challenges.
When nursing homes across the country were coming under assault from COVID-19 this spring, Tyson Belanger was determined to stop the virus from invading his Bristol facility.
We asked local celebrities to tell us what vacations they're taking — or wish they were taking — this summer.
Here’s a look at some places to explore right on or just across the Connecticut border.
Travel has never been more complicated than right now, but here are some of the places we're most looking forward to visiting, if not this summer, then sometime soon.
Four health experts tell us if they are planning to travel this summer, and offer advice for those who do.
In late July 1970, tens of thousands of young people descended on the Powder Ridge ski area in Middlefield for a star-studded Woodstock-style event. Here’s how a concert for the ages turned into the greatest show that never was.
Founded in 1989 by Harvard Medical School physicians, Best Doctors is a global benefits provider and medical information services company that connects individuals facing difficult medical treatment decisions with the best doctors, selected by impartial peer review in over 450 medical specia…
Using our unique genetics, researchers and doctors are finding new ways to attack certain cancers. But much work — and far more data — is needed to reach the full potential of precision care.
“Stay home, stay safe,” has been a rallying cry in many states since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. The main reason is to attempt to minimize the spread of COVID-19 through person-to-person transmission. But a byproduct of the stay-at-home initiative is a reduction of emergency room …
Something about the patient’s chart caught Dr. Melissa Saad’s attention. He was on a list of patients waiting to be examined further and was 45 years old and complaining about shortness of breath. It was late Friday, March 6, in the emergency department at Danbury Hospital.
Our local expert gives you the dirt on how and where to plant to get the most from your garden.
Scientists are deployed predator insects to fight invasive species that are wreaking havoc on Connecticut’s environment. So far it seems to be working.
From layering plants to finding the right plants for your space, find your garden match made in heaven.
A balmy winter saw home sales tick up early this year. But will millennial demand for starter homes finally trigger long-term market movement?
Median single-family home sale prices are on fire in these eight towns and cities.
There's a housing style out there for just about anybody. These popular styles are flying off the market all over Connecticut,
See the trends in your town for single-family home sales over the last several years.
Looking for a competitive edge this buying and selling season? We got you covered.
Lifelong Connecticut resident Janet Ventriglia has worked as a hair and makeup pro for countless celebrities and the wrestling elite.
Lyme disease is a specter living among us, a dark cloud casting an ominous shadow of fear and anxiety over our state. Whether those fears are justified or unnecessary depends on who you ask.
Forget Faneuil and Fenway. These oft-overlooked Boston attractions offer a universe of history, culture and gustatory greatness.
Not long ago, New Haven-based defense attorney Norm Pattis was a celebrated champion of social justice causes. Today, with a roster of clients accused of heinous crimes, the outspoken Pattis might be the most controversial lawyer in Connecticut.
The "Paint the Town Red" celebration in the neighboring towns of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport in Maine makes the perfect backdrop for a romantic winter getaway.
The noise inside the advanced-manufacturing technology center holds steady in the early afternoon at Housatonic Community College on a recent weekday, a medium hum. With a few milling machines, lathes and an assortment of other equipment running, I might have expected a din too loud to talk …
Three years into his job as the head chef at one of the world's most prestigious restaurants, Dan Giusti walked away to tackle an even bigger challenge: school lunch.
The terms superstar, unapologetic champion and badass woman might not immediately conjure up the image of a federal regulator, but Jessica Rosenworcel has been described in precisely those ways as she continues to break new ground in her role as a member of the FCC.
Meb’s Kitchenwares: Quiet Corner woodworking couple Meb Boden and Tom Vaiciulis make one-of-a-kind, everyday kitchen items
In September 1772, a man looked out at a large crowd gathered on the New Haven Green and gave a sermon that placed him among the Colonies’ most notable literary voices.
When we were off duty in Vietnam, Al Rose and I, along with a handful of others, all of us part of an aviation rescue crew, gathered together at night. We sat on top of sandbag bunkers, drinking warm beer, passing a joint, sometimes more than one. We laughed, hurled insults at each other wit…
Like it or not, winter is coming. For chilly New Englanders, few things beat a body- and soul-warming trip to the Caribbean. But choosing the perfect island destination can send shivers down anyone’s spine. Whenever I search for a rejuvenating island getaway, a set of travel-tested criteria …