Capsule: UConn At Cincinnati

Site: Fifth Third Arena Time: 8 p.m., Thursday TV: ESPN2 (Mike Patrick, Bob Knight) Radio: WTIC AM-1080, WILI-AM 1400, WELI-AM 960, WGCH-AM 1490 (Joe D’Ambrosio, Wayne Norman) Series history: UConn, 11-5 Last meeting: UConn, 62-56, Jan. 10 at XL Center Streaks: UConn W2, Cincinnati W3 UConn (11-7, 4-2) 11 RYAN BOATRIGHT, G, 6-0, Sr., 16.5 […]

Sam Cassell Out Four Four Weeks

CINCINNATI — UConn will be without guard Sam Cassell Jr. for at least four weeks. Cassell, who has a stress fracture in his right tibia, arrived in Cincinnati using crutches. He has had the stress fracture for a while, and the UConn medical staff decided that it was time to shut him down and let […]

UConn Women’s Insider: Catching Up With Kelly Faris

Moments before the start of Sunday’s game at Cincinnati, Geno Auriemma looked into the stands behind his bench and waved to one of his all-time favorite players, a kid who willingly gave him more than he could possibly have expected during her career. That’s the kind of player Kelly Faris was at UConn. And while […]

West Hartford Is Steady And Strong, Mayor Says

WEST HARTFORD — In the land of steady habits, West Hartford is perhaps the steadiest municipality of all, said Mayor Scott Slifka. In his annual State of the Town address Thursday at Wampanoag Country Club, Slifka said West Hartford has, “almost become boring in a way because we’re steady… the state of West Hartford is […]

Amy Poehler feted by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding

Amy Poehler turned the tables on her roasters, poking fun at Harvard and its famed Hasty Pudding theater troupe during its annual Woman of the Year award and roast Thursday. lRelated EntertainmentTina Fey and Amy Poehler joke about Bill Cosby during Golden Globes monologueSee all related The actress joked at the irreverent affair that she […]

‘Suge’ Knight arrested on suspicion of murder; held on $2-million bail

Notorious former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has been arrested on suspicion of murder after he allegedly ran over two men with his truck following an argument on a film set in Compton, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed. He is being held in lieu of $2-million bail.  Knight, 49, arrived at the […]

Is Social Media Behind Frenzy Over Rare Local Beers?

A top-rated beer has been selling so briskly at local bars that bartenders can practically time the emptying of a keg with a stopwatch. The unlikely star brew, with an adorably memorable moniker, is produced right here in Connecticut. New England Brewing Company’s Fuzzy Baby Ducks, a single-hop IPA, has created such a stir at […]

10 Memorable Past Super Bowl Commercials

No one can remember the final score after the Super Bowl. Not so with some of the ads. Who can forget supermodel Bar Refaeli’s unbearable kiss for GoDaddy in 2013, or Apple’s iconic “1984” commerical? WATCH: Super Bowl 2015 Teasers, Commercials Last year’s Super Bowl XLVII drew in 111.5 million viewers. But not all those […]

Can Women Have It All?

The timing of this article is impeccable. It’s titled: Women Can’t Have It All. I was having this very conversation with a friend of mine just yesterday.  The story is likely to resonate with a lot of women, not necessarily because they agree, but because women I know and respect are trying to have it all.  Heck, I’m […]

"Ugh! That Newsweek Cover": Silicon Valley Women Respond

Newsweek’s latest cover on “What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women” sparked a firestorm Thursday —  on Twitter and in Silicon Valley — with some accusing the magazine of taking on sexism with a sexist cover. The clip-art cover shows a woman in red heels holding a laptop, while a cursor lifts up her red dress. “It’s going […]

Nature At Work

This cartoon started out to be only about Sarah Palin. Funny how she hibernates until an election year approaches. It’s probably the media’s fault. She’s probably out every week giving speeches and entertaining her fans (and she is an entertainer, not a politician) but the media doesn’t give a hoot until her quadrennial quest comes […]

Doba Joining New York Communications Firm, But Staying Put In Connecticut

Andrew Doba, formerly Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s spokesman, is joining a New York communications firm, it was announced Thursday. Doba will join Stu Loeser Co, a strategic communications firm headquartered in Manhattan, according to a statement released by the company, but he’ll be staying put in Connecticut to expand business here, where the firm now […]

Connecticut Lobbyist Settles Ethics Case

In a settlement with a lobbyist, the Citizens Ethics Advisory Board made clear Wednesday that contingency fees for lobbying are illegal in Connecticut, but that having to pay a fine also can be contingent. The board imposed a $10,000 penalty on Robert M. Silverberg of Glastonbury, a lobbyist and campaign consultant for Morris London Political […]

Labor Committee Hears Bill To Expand Workers’ Comp Law

Lawmakers are once again considering a bill that would expand workers’ compensation coverage to include post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health impairments. Senate Bill 593 would allow workers suffering from a severe emotional or psychological trauma to apply for workers’ compensation benefits if their impairment was brought on by witnessing the violent death or […]