August 20, 2014
It's a question for philosophers: what is art? But some local Rotary clubs also have an answer. As a fundraiser to support clean water efforts in Mexico, the clubs are sponsoring an unusual medium for artistic endeavor: the potty seat. The Painted Potty Art...
August 6, 2014
Nearly 10 years after Chris Cryder first decided that protection of The Preserve would be his mission, he can now celebrate the fruits of his labor. Even the birds seem to conspire to give him this happy moment by leaving handfuls of ripe wild wineberries...
July 30, 2014
Sue Zirlen has vivid memories of growing up in Clinton. Of course, in those days she was still Sue Steigleder. Many of her recollections involve the Henry Carter Hull Library. It was a central part of her life.
July 23, 2014
When Dean Finch was born on June 30, 1914, Woodrow Wilson was president, Ford's Model T had only been on the road for six years, World War I was still a month away, some guy named Babe Ruth was about to join the Red Sox, and a gallon of gas cost 12 cents.
July 16, 2014
For 35-year Westbrook resident Beverly Schirmeier, art has always been a part of life. From age five, when she would melt her crayons together in her Easy Bake Oven to create the colors she wanted, she knew her calling was to be an artist.
July 3, 2014
A self-described "librarian nerd with glasses," Elizabeth Tucker has had a passion for books "forever"-and now she gets to live her dream as the new adult program librarian at the Henry Carter Hull Library (HCHL) in Clinton.
June 25, 2014
The assignment always given out by this local psychology professor is to put the kids of Clinton first, and that's exactly what Erica Gelven has been doing for the past three years as part of the 100-plus-member strong Clinton Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
June 18, 2014
Two years ago, Larry Hayden retired as lead engineer for Global Desktop Engineering responsible for Pfizer's 125,000 personal computers deployed around the world, but after a year in retirement, he decided he wanted to return to computer work if he could find...
June 11, 2014
Bob Bell wears many hats: a red hat when he is playing a circus train ringmaster, a black bowler when he is a railroad baron, an entire costume when he is Sir Topham Hatt on Thomas the Tank Engine weekends. But whatever else is on his head, he always wears an...
June 4, 2014
Recent college grad Angela Uihlein has many reasons to be happy, but her life hasn't always been easy. Angela, now 23, just graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a B.A. in nursing.
May 28, 2014
Perhaps it's his calm, soft-spoken demeanor. Or, when asked about his accomplishments, his insistence that the focus not be on his work, but on his team's efforts. Or his reflection that the communications role of his current job is as important as the technical...