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The Hartford CourantVerrazano, an awesome equine bridge between balance and size, was bred to run. Heading into the 139th Kentucky Derby, that part is undeniable. Bryan Sullivan is another story. He still chuckles when he thinks about that day 16 years ago at Monmouth Park....
The Hartford CourantA glass of tap water, a cold shower and hosing down the car will cost every Metropolitan District Commission customer more this year. The reality of fee increases, following a vote of the MDC's member towns last November to fund the second phase of the...
The Hartford CourantWhen the home heating-oil pump doesn't stop pumping, someone has to pay. But who? Andrew Campbell of Cromwell asked Northeast Energy in early March to pump 100 gallons, and no more, that would be paid for with a Joe-4-Oil voucher, a Citizens Energy...
Last week’s column looked at a major change set to take place in automotive air conditioning. The industry is switching refrigerants used in vehicle air conditioners, with HFO-1234yf replacing HFC-134a. The reason for this switch is because HFO-...
Back in the early 1990's, automotive air conditioning started to grab headlines in the mass media. The reason was simple: R-12, the refrigerant used in auto air conditioners at the time, was being banned. The problem with R-12 wasn’t in its...
The Hartford CourantRed light cameras are back at the state Capitol in Hartford as proponents make their annual — and, up to now, perennially unsuccessful — attempt to win legislative approval to enable Connecticut cities and towns to install electronic...
The Hartford CourantAfter five days adrift in the Gulf of Mexico with no working toilets, sewage oozing down walls and no air conditioning in their cabins, passengers on the Carnival Triumph cruise ship were offered a full refund, reimbursed on-board expenses, a free...
The Hartford CourantIf someone told you the total number of Connecticut residents living under the poverty line rose by 21 percent between 1990 and 2010, and that Hartford was by far the poorest city in the state, you'd figure the capital city led the way in the growth of...
The Hartford CourantOK, I'll admit it. A few years ago, I was losing hope that the gaps along the Charter Oak Trail and Hop River Trail would ever be filled. But then, in fall 2011, a section of the Charter Oak Trail, a multiuse path through East Hartford and Manchester,...
The Hartford CourantWhile walking the most recent extension of the Charter Oak Greenway in Manchester, I didn't really see the clear Birch Mountain Brook as it tumbled through a ravine filled with hemlocks. I didn't look at the couple enjoying lunch on a picnic table near...
The Hartford CourantThe New Year marks the start of the 2013 regular session of the General Assembly on Jan. 9 as well as the beginning of the second half of Gov. Dannel Malloy's term. Events have imposed an urgent expectation of serious action on the lawmakers. What to...
The Hartford CourantI learn a lot from my readers. Last week, for example, I received an e-mail from Karen Cheyney, who wrote, "Could you please do one of your Sunday articles on how to get rid of old stuff, now that Christmas is over?" It seemed like a good idea, so I...
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