Stories By Sophia Tewa

  • 24 swimming hot spots in Connecticut State Parks On sweltering days, nothing beats the clear waters of a swimming hole hidden in the woods. And for those who don’t mind hiking before taking a plunge, Connecticut’s scenic trails are worth the rewards. In late spring and summer, most...
  • What it costs to get married in Connecticut A new report by WeddingWire — a website that simplifies the wedding planning process by allowing couples to find tools and resources all in one place — found that the national average cost of a wedding is about $36,000.
  • Best places to retire in Connecticut in 2018 Greenwich is the best place to retire in Connecticut, according to a recent study , thanks in part to the city’s high concentration of doctors' offices and recreation centers. It’s closely followed by Ridgefield, New Milford, and Westport. For...
  • Three Connecticut universities rank among best in the world Three Connecticut universities earned spots on a recent ranking of the best universities in the world. A new study  by the Center for World University Rankings pitted 1,000 of the globe's top schools against each other, ranking them by...
  • Worst hurricanes in Connecticut history
  • A look back at the worst hurricanes in Connecticut history From June to November, Connecticut residents experience hurricane season, but some years are worse than others. Here is a look back to the state's worst hurricanes. 
  • New on Netflix, HBO, Amazon and Hulu June 2018 As May winds to a close, streaming services have announced an eclectic line-up of new films, ranging from 90s classics to some of the most-anticipated releases of the summer. Several Academy Award-nominated movies will debut on Hulu next month,...
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle PEZ dispensers to be auctioned for charity The royal wedding is less than three weeks away, and megafans are already getting fired up about exclusive souvenirs of the big day. Candy maker PEZ is releasing one exclusive dispenser set in the likeness of Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan...
  • Pizza delivery man gets $180,000 settlement after being crushed by 400 pounds of cheese Domino’s Pizza paid out $180,000 to a former employee who was injured while transporting 400 pounds of cheese into one of the chain’s restaurants in East Granby about two years ago. Mohamed Hassan, a 55-year-old Meriden resident, was unloading...
  • History Channel's 'American Pickers' returns to Connecticut Get ready to dust off your family heirlooms and other artifacts tucked away in the attic. The History Channel's 'American Pickers' are coming to Connecticut and are looking for valuable antiques with fascinating stories. Antique buyers Mike...
  • 3 Connecticut pets nominated for Hero Dog Awards A tiny pink puppy named Piglet only recently celebrated his first birthday, but he’s already a local celebrity. The Dachshund Chihuahua mix was rescued last year from a hoarding house in Georgia. He now lives with a Westport family and has over...
  • Connecticut condo sales on the rise in February Sales of condominiums were hot in Connecticut in February while single-family home sales were not, according to data released Monday by the Boston-based Warren Group, publisher of The Commercial Record. There were 496 condominium sales in...
  • How picking tobacco in Connecticut influenced MLK's life King himself once worked as a manual laborer, earning his first wages in the tobacco fields of Connecticut. He later recalled that his time in the state helped form his view of racial equality and his desire to become a minister.
  • 9 long-awaited restaurants coming to Connecticut Connecticut’s vibrant restaurant scene is getting a few new spots to try this spring. Our friends at Connecticut Magazine selected nine restaurants that are already creating a buzz among food and drink lovers all across the state. Next month,...
  • Connecticut riders left some extremely weird stuff in Ubers in 2017 Uber has released its second annual catalogue of weird stuff people left behind in cars this year. It's a truly eclectic mix, with a number of items that raise some questions. In Connecticut, the most common lost items are what you'd expect —...
  • Glassdoor: 10 high-paying jobs with openings in southwestern Connecticut Many companies are struggling to fill in positions, even though they pay higher wages than most jobs in the U.S. That's according to Glassdoor, a jobs website that features salary estimates and employee reviews. High-paying jobs aren't as rare...
  • Local blue cheese wins at World Championship Cheese Contest A local cheese, made in the hills of Litchfield, was recently named best blue cheese in the world. Arethusa Blue, an English-style blue cheese produced by Arethusa Farm in Bantam, took the top spot in its category at the 2018 World...
  • Black bear sighted in New Milford A black bear was sighted on Perry Drive in New Milford, Tuesday. At about 10 a.m., New Milford resident Simon Melzer spotted the visitor eating from a bird feeder near his porch. “I was lying in the bedroom reading and I heard something fall,”...
  • 5 speakeasy-themed restaurants in southwestern Connecticut There may be no need to whisper a password to enter a speakeasy these days, but a few local spots still find ways to maintain the feel of old-timey underground bars. Today, sophisticated cocktails and dimly-lit rooms are meant to evoke...
  • Meet the Connecticut women who blazed trails Connecticut women have achieved many firsts in fields that were once reserved for men, oftentimes breaking convention and taboo. As recently as 2016, a military graduate from Woodbridge, Conn., Kristen Griest, became the first female infantry...